Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
117 Reviews
2.7
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • poorly ran company from upper management (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours and dealing with a lot of people who maybe shouldn't have been placed in a position of authority (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company and people to work with, but the union contracts crippled them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, may good systems, several perks, encouraged working with supplliers

    Cons

    better compensation is needed, incentives to earn more would be good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job until the bottom feel out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Warwick, RI

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    Cons

    Unions killed the company for good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    sales representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    company had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

    Cons

    Had many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Good place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    Cons

    Upper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek advice and listen to street level employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    The money getting paid every friday

    Cons

    The hours & days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need new ones

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Every division and department is different

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Many long term employees with lots of knowledge. If you were around before or during the bankruptcy, you earned your stripes! Many are open to discussion - they may not agree, but are open to discussion.

    Cons

    We are too short term focused, especially in the field. Some field divisions its never good enough. You hit a home run, and they ask why the bases were not loaded first? Some still live in the past, during the glory years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field politics and protecting one's own are limiting the success that Hostess could have. Last round of layoffs pushed out some good people, who were cut because of politics, not because of work quality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to expand your skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Great brands and plenty of opportunity to work on projects and programs that you would not receive at larger companies

    Cons

    Bonus payout is sketchy but salary is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep striving for efficiencies and provide better communication to the company

    Recommends
  10.  

    Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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