Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
113 Reviews
2.6
113 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.  

    Constant changing of the guard and business plan

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Iconic Brands,Great Benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Terrible business plan, Had gone thru 2 bankrupcies and 4 CEOs in 7years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace old and outdated equipment (Delivery trucks,bread racks etc)Hold District managers accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    12 years for what?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay was good. Some great employees over the years.

    Cons

    Racism, lack of direction, lies from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    doesn't matter anymore they are closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Welcome to Hostess Brands, were we don't care about your problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loader  in  Roscoe, IL
    Former Employee - Loader in Roscoe, IL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, free products, decent working conditions, great bosses ( at certain depots ) really enjoyed the my coworker. Mostly hassle free management. Union job helped out allot. Allot of free time after the trucks are loaded. Depot management was awesome with letting you work over time and taking home product that was over ordered. you could smoke in the building

    Cons

    Allot of older drivers who were very set in there ways on how things should have been done. Surprise visits from the higher ups at any given time. No radio's in the warehouse, had to bring my own. Had to bring your own back brace or anything that would make your job easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't like about what is going on in the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonder Bread

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Hodgkins, IL

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    No opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to your employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what we did

    Cons

    Very hard work and long hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great until it went out of business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    free cakes and free bread

    Cons

    unions and their greedy cohorts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nnnn

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

    do not work here,unfair

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver  in  La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  9.  

    satisfying

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

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

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad, be better if it was more stable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - District Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than a year

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the employer it once was.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    The pay and benefits continue to be very competitive in this industry.

    Cons

    The upper managements lack of communication and fairness will be the ruin of this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and appreciate the dedication and effort put forth by ALL of your employees.

    Disapproves of CEO

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