Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated June 5, 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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124 Employee Reviews

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  1. mixer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Hostess Brands

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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
    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


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. 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.


  9. Ok job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many people directing things from behind the desk. Going out in the market is where it happens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people that are out on the street everyday.



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