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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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    in hell just waiting to get out of the fire so life can begin again,at this point anywhere would be better

    Line Catcher (Current Employee) Emporia, KS

    Prosretirement,and if this was not in the next 5 years I might just shoot myself.But I wouldn't give them the sadisfaction!

    Consmanagement is made up of lazy people screwing people just to make there jobs easier and to get there friends in jobs that they dont deserve.Working splite days off, odd hours even working the alot of the holidays and always working the weekends unless you are part of the good ol'boy system that management has created.Never being able to go to speical events,take part in school fuctions with your kids because you either have to go to work or get up so early,and friends for get doing anything with them because they have normal jobs. Not one that makes there life so messed up beause every week your days are split and your days off change unless your are part of the good OL'boy club and its only because management can do it and laugh about it for the most part.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to come in to the emporia plant and don't just take there word about what they do or don't do, but spend time there find out what they actually do over time then save some money by cutting there payroll and stop cutting jobs or combineing jobs for us the ones that make them look good but keep gettting screwed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    We climbed the mountain and tripped and fell at the top

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood pay, good benefits compared to most jobs

    Conslong, thankless hours and a very outdated and lazy management unless you call sitting at your desk all day reading and sending e-mails work. Get out a help an rsr with a display once in awhile

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe RSR's can't save the company alone. Take part in our effort and we can do this together. You may be able to con Mr. Driscoll but you can't con me. I've been at this over 32 years and know more than most of you, so "rise above the fray" and do something to help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    ConsUpper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek advice and listen to street level employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Scary, In all of my 27 yrs in route sls, I have never seen a company like this TRYING to give it all away.

    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsBenifits,and thats only there thanks to Teamsters Union.

    ConsAwefull Management, In the 4-5 years I have been there I have never been told good job, DSM,s and never get out in the market.
    My paycheck has went only down since Ive started, almost back to training pay.
    They are trying now to cut our commisions more.
    Employee Moral is just the worst that I have ever seen

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your RSRs from time to time, to see whats going on with your company.
    Ask for feedback from your RSRs on whats selling in there market.
    Check up on your DSMs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral

    Always There No Life (Current Employee) Henderson, NV

    ProsThey have good benefits yeah

    Consmoney taken out our check without permission couldnt vote non member

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave compassion for others give back what we give to you, give us back our $$

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been with the company for almost 21 years and in the past five years the company has went down so fast

    Shipping (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsIt is a steady income and provided insurance.

    ConsThe new upper management is clueless as to how a bakery should run, Our plant has lost so many good people due to corp, choices.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart compensating your employees for their time. Your management team does not enjoy 70 hours a week with no compensation. you make the bucks so should they!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very unsatisfied

    Department Head (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Proswages are good compared to other companies in same catagory.

    Constreated like second hand citizens

    Advice to Senior Managementpay closer attention to employees rather on yourself and what you can get.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Every division and department is different

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsMany long term employees with lots of knowledge. If you were around before or during the bankruptcy, you earned your stripes! Many are open to discussion - they may not agree, but are open to discussion.

    ConsWe are too short term focused, especially in the field. Some field divisions its never good enough. You hit a home run, and they ask why the bases were not loaded first? Some still live in the past, during the glory years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementField politics and protecting one's own are limiting the success that Hostess could have. Last round of layoffs pushed out some good people, who were cut because of politics, not because of work quality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to expand your skills

    Vice President Sales (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat brands and plenty of opportunity to work on projects and programs that you would not receive at larger companies

    ConsBonus payout is sketchy but salary is good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep striving for efficiencies and provide better communication to the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours-no life

    Truck Driver/Aka Salesman (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsUnion job.....screw offs don't get fired.

    Consunion job....seniority rules...performance means very little

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the people on the street

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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