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Hostess Brands Reviews

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

All Employees Current Employees Only

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

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)

110 Employee Reviews
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    My experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills.

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with the employees on a daily basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for!

    ConsReally dont have nothing bad to say!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat potential growth in the industry

    Consnone that i could think of

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    Packer (Former Employee) Phila, PA

    Prosgood people to work with.

    Consther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to Senior Managementupper management was very good people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding oportunity for sales experience

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Macon, GA

    Proscompetetive salary, easy work schedule

    Consworn equipment, reduced base pay

    Advice to Senior Managementnew equipment, reinstate base pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Route Salesman (Former Employee)

    ProsBeing 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!

    ConsThe 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company

    Receiving/Shipping (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL

    Prospeople were like family. we all helped each other

    Consmanagement a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to Senior Managementtake control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it was a great company to work I miss it.

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Modesto, CA

    Prosworking with people, able to move around all the time.

    Consearly mornings, weather changes, long hours.

    Advice to Senior Managementlistening more to sales reps ideas.

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

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    great job great people great store space

    Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) Braintree, MA

    Prosmoney benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Consold equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to Senior Managementstop the war on workers

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

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    Great Team, Victim of History

    Manager, Field Route Engineering (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

    Conshistory of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

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

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