Hostess Brands
2.3 of 5 110 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.3 110 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
110 Employee Reviews
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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 person found this helpful  

    I was a machine operator who ran the machinery that wrapped buns, robots that delivered the wrapped product to trays whi

    Machine Operator-production (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGood pay, good co-workers, benefits.

    ConsIt was very hard work

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people was good to work with.

    ConsCommunication was a negative downfall

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish continued success.

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

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    Great pay, if you can get it.

    Production Baker (Former Employee)
    Ogden, UT

    ProsThe pay and benefits were great

    ConsThe company closed their doors.

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

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    I enjoyed my employment at Hostess Brands

    Computer Room Accounting Clerk (Former Employee)
    Billings, MT

    ProsGood people to work with. I enjoyed my position as the Computer Room Accounting Clerk that was responsible for the daily bake at our Billings Sweetheart Plant. My work entailed data entry of orders from the retail stores, routes, and sales personnel daily, printing of computer reports of last nights activity, ordering product from our Sister plants and outside vendors, and printing & distribution to production the load & trailer sheets for the product to be produced that day.
    Enjoyable local management personnel.

    ConsVery high paced position with lots of time management constraints. Some last minute changes may throw the bake off schedule. Loss of employees when Hostess Brands started to show signs that the company would liquidate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish the upper management could have kept this business afloat and made the necessary monetary concessions to do so. I wish the upper management had kept their promises of improving the infrastructure of the company's plants and had been truthful in their communication with the unions. There was too much money paid to the upper management that stayed through the liquidation that could have been used to save the company in a more productive way.

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

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    a good job with good pay

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    Prosif you work hard it can be very good pay, i made 75k in 2012 early hours my avg. was 2am - 1pm but i enjoyed being home early. also i had a good supv

    Conssome may not like the hours and if you got a bad supv. it could be difficult

    Advice to Senior Managementlack of quality and experience in upper mgmt. killed the 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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    Good job until the bottom feel out

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Warwick, RI

    ProsYou worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

    ConsUnions killed the company for good

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace

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

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    Distict Manager (Former Employee)
    Madison, WI

    ProsGreat environment , the management team allowed me to run my district without too much micro-management.

    ConsCompany is now closed and out of business

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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    Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Stockton, CA

    Proscompany had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

    ConsHad many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down

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

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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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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe money getting paid every friday

    ConsThe hours & days off

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe need new ones

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