Hostess Brands
2.4 of 5 107 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.4 107 reviews

                             

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(52 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits"
    in 11 reviews
  • "good pay but over the years continue to decline"
    in 9 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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Every division and department is different

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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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very challanging having to order product for 20-30 different stops a week in advance

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Kokomo, IN

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

Prosgot to meet alot of good people

Conshaving to drive in bad weather

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Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts.

Delivery Manager (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN

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

ProsFree Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

ConsShort staffed..always picking up others work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

Procurement Analyst (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsPeople were good to work with, systems were being updated, and they helped the community

ConsUnion contracts killed the company

Advice to Senior ManagementProtect against 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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Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

Bakery Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I worked at Hostess Brands for more than 3 years

ProsIconic brand and high recognition

ConsStruggles to keep up with competition

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Confusing

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Enid, OK

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

ProsThere are none, it doesn't exist.

ConsThey were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let unions dictate the way you run your 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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Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Burnsville, MN

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

ProsWork is varied, interesting and challenging.

ConsThe company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsGood working conditions, Fair employee practices

ConsNo advancement company continnued stuggling

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

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My overall experience at Hostess was good!

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

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

ProsHostess has some great products to work with

ConsLimited money to invest back into the company

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

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