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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 111 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    no reason this should happen, poor management

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Neptune, NJ

    Prosgood pay but over the years continue to decline

    Conspoor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to Senior Managementstop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force

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

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    Good company to work for

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood pay for what we did

    ConsVery hard work and long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    satisfying

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prossteady work all the time

    Consmany long hours and days

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    do not work here,unfair

    Driver (Current Employee) La Crosse, WI

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

    Conslots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, be better if it was more stable

    District Manager (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

    Consunstable- 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 Senior Managementsell to a capable owner

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the employer it once was.

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate and appreciate the dedication and effort put forth by ALL of your employees.

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    was good years ago

    Route Sales (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    Prosno one watching over you all day

    Consceo's that dont know nothing about the business

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn the cake and bread business before you try to make changes path to market a big waste of money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard to get ahead and be successful with such an outdated infrastructure, Unions have got to go.

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAnyone willing to put in the time and take pride in the job they do can earn quite a good living as well as have a decent benefits package.

    ConsAs with most companies every level of employment here has some downside, Route Sales have to deal with aging equipment poor weather on occasion and a fair share of misinformation. DSM's have to weather through a seriously oversized work load and do not have the time to give all the employees the attention required to build and maintain a happy high producing team, also the good employees suffer because a good deal of time is spent dealing with dead weight RSR's that are protected by a union, sadly any credibility we may have as DSM's is lost due to the poor information we're supplied with regarding upcoming promotions, new item launches and ever changing company policies all of which we end up passing to our sales force, when any of these things fall through it's a direct reflection on us as management. As for any position above a DSM I cannot speak to as I have not been in their shoes, I will say that due to the highly reactionary nature of the Senior management at this company I'm sure most positions above mine have similar issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSales training for RSR's and lower level management would be a great start, Upper management may want to take some time to work out on the sales routes for more then one day to get a true feel for the business they oversee, this company could also use more front line employees where the most impact would be made, other than that everyone at this company knows its flaws, its just a matter of getting people up top willing to make some waves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co workers. Upper management unwilling to change to better company

    DSM (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated sales force, good products, vacation and benefits are good. 401k plan. National brands makes it easier to sell displays

    ConsAging fleet trucks, ordering system is outdated, rail system is ancient need to go to baskets. Unwillingness to spend money

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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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