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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127 Employee Reviews

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  1. Route Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Apache Junction, AZ

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was based on commission. which was good

    Cons

    The company expected you to put in over 12 hour days

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  2. Hostess No No

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    Former Employee - Mixer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Mixer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The factory smelled good when we baked snack cakes.The river of chocolate for the ho ho's was also good to eat.The pay was good.

    Cons

    Always had to fight to get 30 hours a week. The management was for the most part cool. The assistant plant manager was the best boss I ever had. Real down to earth guy.


  3. mixer

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    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN
    Former Employee - Mixer in Germantown, TN

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good job and benefits nice employess

    Cons

    very hot work condtions split days off

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Good job, bad management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    get to work on your own, meet great people

    Cons

    management gets bonuses while your pay goes down


  6. Hostess Brands

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. shipping

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none that's the best I can give you but you already know that

    Cons

    just a bad place too work

    Advice to Management

    change from before and start anew team


  8. Route Sales

    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great and the benefits were good. I loved what I was doing.

    Cons

    This was the most miss manages company I have ever worked for. You cannot pay someone 30,000 a week and have him ask everyone to take pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    They should have paid more attention to what customers really wanted. If they had they would still be in business.


  9. Warehouse Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was left alone to do my job, not much pressure from management

    Cons

    Company was going down hill. Not sure about new management but was terrible in 2012


  10. Strong Sales and Market Share, but couldn't turn a profit

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Dayton, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, dedicated and experienced RSRs

    Cons

    Deteriorating plant and equipment, burdened by Union, inconsistent product


  11. Great first job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good experience - Management practices patience - Good trainers

    Cons

    - No quality of life - Not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Have an ear out for employees and their moral. Need to be more organized as far as scheduling, switching and promoting positions.



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