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117 Reviews

2.6
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 11 reviews)

  • About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits (in 11 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.  

    sales representative

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA

    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
  2.  

    Company liquidating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    do not work here,unfair

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI

    Pros

    work by your self
    no fun,use to be good pay

    Cons

    lots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    satisfying

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going down the toilet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSP  in  Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - RSP in Mankato, MN

    Pros

    My customers are the only good things. Pretty much left alone unless there is a problem. Pay is OK except it's not what it use to be

    Cons

    No support. The management don't have any real knowledge of the business. The manage feels that they can run everything from behind the desk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some one needs to be in direct contact with store management . The rsp doesn't have the time to stand around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Worker  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    It was a good job before they took nearly 1/4th of the salary away Depends on what position you have for how many hours you work. Inside workers are 40/45, route sales are 60+

    Cons

    Poor management. Use of cardboard that is thrown away after one use; there is money for that, but not to pay your workers. real nice. Terrible hours, wage reductions do not make me wanna work any harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a manager, do not run routes. Your job is to manage people and sell our brand. Not be vacation relief

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    hostess brands

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    Current Employee - Finishing  in  Emporia, KS
    Current Employee - Finishing in Emporia, KS

    Pros

    right now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Cons

    they took our pension and is in bankruptcy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run as fast as you can for this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSR  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - RSR in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    None that I can think of. Pays ok, but they are cutting that, benefits were good, but they are cutting those also.

    Cons

    To many to list,
    Long Long thankless hours, split days (nights) off, working weekends, no life/work balance at all.
    Lazy, incompetent managers that hide in the office and send emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some management that can actually do the job, sell the company to someone else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad, be better if it was more stable

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    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    pay, benefits and expenses. Vacation is good too. I have enjoyed my territory as well.

    Cons

    unstable- Everyone in mid/senior leadership is there because of time on job and not knowledge, There is a lot of waste that goes in the trash that could be additional GP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sell to a capable owner

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    What Happened to this Company

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    Current Employee - Route Sales  in  Chickasaw, AL
    Current Employee - Route Sales in Chickasaw, AL

    Pros

    Always Hiring, good benefits, good guys to work with on the average

    Cons

    I have seen this company change drastically. I guess I am old Now, I made great money here 20 years ago. Now, things are ran by greedy, dishonest , unexperienced uppermanagement, who have NO BAKERY distribution training. This IS ASHAME FOR SURE. DM's hide behind emails and texts, never go out on the market, demanding things that they have NO CLUE about. A real Bread Man build a report with their customers. I could go on and ON , its sad. so much waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RECRUIT SOME OLDTIMERS, WHO UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTION, this is not a soda delivivery company. GET SOME EXPERIENCE IN HERE. STOP THE GREED, STOP THE WASTE, NO WONDER YOU ALL LOOSE MONEY, GET OUT OF YOUR OFFICES AND GO CHECK OUT THE MARKET..OR IS IT TOO HOT??

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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