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Hostess Brands Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated May 30, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 8 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(2 ratings)

25% 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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    Wonderful company

    Receiving/Shipping (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL

    Prospeople were like family. we all helped each other

    Consmanagement a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to Senior Managementtake control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    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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    Wonder Bread

    Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) Hodgkins, IL

    ProsGood wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

    ConsNo opportunity for any advancement or promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation to your employers.

    No, I would not 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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    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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    Hosstes Brands

    Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL

    ProsGood concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

    Conspoor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

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

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    bad company does not care about you

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL

    Prosthe people were good and caring

    Conscompany does not care about you

    Advice to Senior Managementchange your way you do business

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

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    What a Joke

    Inside Worker (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt 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+

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

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

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