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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
118 Reviews
2.9
118 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
57 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN

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

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Current situation is not a surprise

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    Cons

    Management failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What a roller coaster!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Before they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

    Cons

    The Company Liquidated in 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great pay, if you can get it.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Production Baker in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    The company closed their doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    no reason this should happen, poor management

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ

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

    Pros

    good pay but over the years continue to decline

    Cons

    poor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    bad company does not care about you

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Schiller Park, IL

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

    Pros

    the people were good and caring

    Cons

    company does not care about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change your way you do business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dictatorial, disrespectful, archaic, good ol'boy managment drove hourlies to the union instead of drawing them away.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    To work to improve the culture and make a difference in the management team.

    Cons

    Any improvement attempted is fought at all levels and departments to keep the status quo for fear of raising the bar and possibly the performance expectations.
    Extremely low integrity among management. Very low accountability for those not performing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting the same people who put the company in the position it's in to do any different than they've done since years before the last bankruptcy.
    Stop trying to turn the company around with the same people who drove it into the ditch in the first place. It wasn't the union. It was supervision all the way through EVPs that did this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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