Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
60 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 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. the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to Management

    more powder in the donuts

  2. My experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills.

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

    Cons

    We worked long hours. I didn't like working on Sunday's

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the employees on a daily basis.

  3. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!

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    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Great potential growth in the industry

    Cons

    none that i could think of

  6. packer

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    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    ther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to Management

    upper management was very good people.

  7. Outstanding oportunity for sales experience

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Macon, GA

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competetive salary, easy work schedule

    Cons

    worn equipment, reduced base pay

    Advice to Management

    new equipment, reinstate base pay

  8. It was rewarding ,if you were able to work for yourself without supervision

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman
    Former Employee - Route Salesman

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being your own boss ,being able to choose your own hours to some degree.The amount of money you make is dependant on how hard you try .The money I made for not having a college degree was phenominal!

    Cons

    The worst part is the long hours and not being free to have days off whenever you needed.And sometimes the weater conditions were very challenging

  9. Hostess Brands

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice to work for a brand name that my friends and family recognize, wages and/or salaries are competitive, nice benefits and vacation and time off packages

    Cons

    Too many rehires from previous owners that are set in their ways, long hours, extra days and overtime wear down workers, emphasis on business rather than people

    Advice to Management

    Make sure EVERYONE is on board with the new business plan and model, and make sure to not over work employees, it would be better to hire more people and have them work less hours

  10. Ok job

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help

  11. Good company and people to work with, but the union contracts crippled them.

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, may good systems, several perks, encouraged working with supplliers

    Cons

    better compensation is needed, incentives to earn more would be good

    Advice to Management

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff


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