Hostess Brands
2.3 of 5 110 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.3 110 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    ConsMismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and start over with people that know the industry

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hostess Brands what happen

    Route Sales (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt was a great job 8 years ago

    Conslast 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some one who has bakery experience to run the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    route sales driver

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    Prosgood company to work for

    Conswent out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Career at Hostess Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople that worked there - relationships

    ConsCompany closed due to union issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo longer relevant to management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hostess brands

    Machine Operator (Former Employee)
    Biddeford, ME

    ProsSalary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

    ConsToo much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers like human beings not like numbers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bankrupt

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Temple, TX

    ProsGood money if your willing to work for it

    Cons55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to Senior Managementditch the unions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company liquidating

    District Manager (Current Employee)
    Davenport, IA

    ProsIt was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    ConsThe company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Difficult with upper Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Team at the Plant level.

    ConsPoor Leadership at the top

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo run a Bagel shop

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is outdated. More investment is needed to the front lines and bakeries to succeed!

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat brands!!! The company has the right pieces to be a success!!

    ConsThe DSM job is over worked, too many items on their plate

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people so DSMs are able to sell and do more to impact the bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Finishing (Current Employee)
    Emporia, KS

    Prosright now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Consthey took our pension and is in bankruptcy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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