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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Always There No Life (Current Employee)
Henderson, NV

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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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Long hours-no life

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

I have been working at Hostess Brands

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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We need to go back 30 years.

Route Salesman (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

ProsIt pays the bills, but just barley

ConsIncompentance everywhere, It seems that the compant wants to survive but has know idea of how to do it. Makes cuts to personell at the wrong level and wrong people.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the ideas that got you to where you were before things went bad. Let the local plants run themselves, GET RID OF ALL THE DAMN VARIETIES. sell the mail line and let the others try all the nickle and dime stuff. Let your sales staff do their job, Mr. Driscoll, Path To Market is a very bad idea, why have five people do the job of one? Get rid of the V.P.s we don't need 10 layers of management to do you job, and pay us what we are worth, you would be surprised what we could do if we were motovated (paid) to do so.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Struggling to Gain Traction

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands

ProsHostess has solid financial backing and solid brands. Everyone wants to see the company succeed. Employees are loyal and hardworking.

ConsThe company has not successfully grown revenues. Its market share and quality are currently too weak to develop positive momentum.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a fresh look at the company's assets (brands, infrastructure, employees, etc) and the market opportunity and reevaluate what key initiatives should be. The emphasis on brands and Path to Market has not been successful so far.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible place to work!!!

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
New Hope, MN

I worked at Hostess Brands

ProsThe money was ok, a certain supervisor was nice to me. The products they carried were pretty easy to sell.

ConsThey change the rules for daily job routine every week it seemed. The hours are bad my hours there were 3am-1pm or later. No 2 days off in a row you get wednesday and sunday off. Everything that went wrong there seemed to be the saleman's fault upper managment didn't seem they did anything wrong. You drive vehicles that are more than 20 years old with no heat in the winter no air conditioning in the summer and all the maintainance issues you can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow that the salespeople are the back bone of your company and not the problem all the time. You need to get them better equipment to work with like trucks, handheld computers, and carts to carry the products in and out of the stores.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hostess Brands what happen

Route Sales (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsIt was a great job 8 years ago

Conslast 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some one who has bakery experience to run 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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route sales driver

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hostess Brands

Prosgood company to work for

Conswent out of business nov, 2012

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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Career at Hostess Brands

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsPeople that worked there - relationships

ConsCompany closed due to union issues

Advice to Senior ManagementNo longer relevant to management

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

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Machine Operator (Former Employee)
Biddeford, ME

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

ProsSalary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

ConsToo much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers like human beings not like numbers

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

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