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

Hostess Brands Reviews

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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    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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    Company is outdated.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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    It Sounds Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHostess Brands has benefits and are unionized, so you are protected. Also, they have an adequate pension plan for the time being.

    ConsHostess Brands has filed bankruptcy AGAIN. It is a company with a lot of potential, but it is so poorly managed that it's being driven into the ground. Also, the job stability is no longer existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers instead of using them. We're the ones who know what the company needs anyway.

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

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    Do not work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdecent money, Get off work at a decent hour

    Consupper management doesnt know anything, mismanagement of funds, treat employee's like crap. Keep taking more from the Route guys, we are already some of the lowest paid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what your doing

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

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    On balance, it has been a good company over my 30 years.

    Shiping (Current Employee)
    Hodgkins, IL

    ProsVery good pay for unskilled labor. Good benefits.

    ConsInept management which has lead to our 2 bk's in 8 years. Lack of quality leadership at the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose all the thrift stores. Close and consolidate bakeries. Cut bakery management in half. Eliminate varieties that do not sell. Get rid of anything owned by Hostess Brands that is not either specifically Hostess or Wonder Bread.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a learn on your own type of experience that is laden with lies

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Gulfport, MS

    ProsThere is a chance that you may have lots of personal time off from work

    ConsThe company is in financial turmoil, upper management is clueless, lies are abundant and the employee is not valued

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people who actually do the work to keep the company going

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A very disorganized company.

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Jackson, TN

    ProsUsed to be the best place to work in Jackson, Tn until they decided to turn against employees and blame the worker for all their problems.

    ConsWill only permute friends or family.
    Very disorganized management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWord better with employees and they won't fight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging experience intertwined with complete management incompetence

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Knoxville, TN

    ProsAbout only pro is that the company does provide good benefits.

    ConsOut of touch upper management. Lack of appreciation of field sales. Unfair/unreasonable expectations in relation to time required to perform job duties. Little to no training. Never seek feedback. Attaboys are nonexistant. Upper management and some middle management have no clue what is required to perform expected duties on a daily basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet back in touch with your people. Hop on a truck. Get up at 2am and don't get home until 5pm or later, do it for a couple of weeks, then rethink your expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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