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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    sales representative

    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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    Difficult with upper Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Team at the Plant level.

    ConsPoor Leadership at the top

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo run a Bagel shop

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

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    Going down the toilet

    RSP (Current Employee)
    Mankato, MN

    ProsMy customers are the only good things. Pretty much left alone unless there is a problem. Pay is OK except it's not what it use to be

    ConsNo support. The management don't have any real knowledge of the business. The manage feels that they can run everything from behind the desk

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome one needs to be in direct contact with store management . The rsp doesn't have the time to stand around.

    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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    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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    do not work here,unfair

    Driver (Current Employee)
    La Crosse, WI

    Proswork by your self
    no fun,use to be good pay

    Conslots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run as fast as you can for this company

    RSR (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsNone that I can think of. Pays ok, but they are cutting that, benefits were good, but they are cutting those also.

    ConsTo many to list,
    Long Long thankless hours, split days (nights) off, working weekends, no life/work balance at all.
    Lazy, incompetent managers that hide in the office and send emails.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some management that can actually do the job, sell the company to someone else

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company is outdated. More investment is needed to the front lines and bakeries to succeed!

    District Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat brands!!! The company has the right pieces to be a success!!

    ConsThe DSM job is over worked, too many items on their plate

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people so DSMs are able to sell and do more to impact the bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Finishing (Current Employee)
    Emporia, KS

    Prosright now you get 40 hrs and overtime and paid vacations

    Consthey took our pension and is in bankruptcy

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

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    It Sounds Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHostess Brands has benefits and are unionized, so you are protected. Also, they have an adequate pension plan for the time being.

    ConsHostess Brands has filed bankruptcy AGAIN. It is a company with a lot of potential, but it is so poorly managed that it's being driven into the ground. Also, the job stability is no longer existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your workers instead of using them. We're the ones who know what the company needs anyway.

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

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