Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
62 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. Outstanding oportunity for sales experience

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. packer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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    Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. 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!


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. the best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Good company to expand your skills

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great brands and plenty of opportunity to work on projects and programs that you would not receive at larger companies

    Cons

    Bonus payout is sketchy but salary is good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving for efficiencies and provide better communication to the company


  10. Every division and department is different

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    We 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 Management

    Field 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.


  11. not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work...you control your own income by how hard you work... Great job for a "people person"

    Cons

    Upper Management has a serious disconnect

    Advice to Management

    Seek advice and listen to street level employees



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