Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
23 Ratings

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. was sales manager.

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Rushville, IN
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Rushville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay weekly, liked most of the people I worked with.

    Cons

    long hours, no increase in pay for 6yrs, just cuts.


  2. Warehouse Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was left alone to do my job, not much pressure from management

    Cons

    Company was going down hill. Not sure about new management but was terrible in 2012


  3. Great first job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good experience - Management practices patience - Good trainers

    Cons

    - No quality of life - Not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear out for employees and their moral. Need to be more organized as far as scheduling, switching and promoting positions.


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  5. Ok job

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help


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

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  7. the best

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to Management

    more powder in the donuts


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

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.


  9. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!


  10. I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.


  11. Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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