Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
117 Reviews
2.7
117 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.  

    great until it went out of business

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    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Driver in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    free cakes and free bread

    Cons

    unions and their greedy cohorts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nnnn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good product, VERY poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Top selling product, both bread and cake. People always wanted to buy the product, often times it was difficult to keep stores properly stocked because of the popularity of the product.

    Cons

    When a company goes broke selling a popular item like twinkies and cupcakes, something is very wrong. Poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bankrupt

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Temple, TX

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good money if your willing to work for it

    Cons

    55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ditch the unions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company liquidating

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good company to work for. I was free to do my job with very little supervision or guidance, unless needed.

    Cons

    The company is in the process of liquidating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    sales representative

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    company had, great pay, benifits and pension plan. Good environment and worked with good people.

    Cons

    Had many long days throughout the week about 10 hours of overtime weekly. And was totally mis managed from the top down

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    bad management

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    Former Employee - Order Desk in Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Order Desk in Emporia, KS

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefit package

    Cons

    extremely poor management and decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    do not work here,unfair

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    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Driver in La Crosse, WI

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work by your self
    no fun,use to be good pay

    Cons

    lots of hours,first start out 70 ours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    satisfying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    steady work all the time

    Cons

    many long hours and days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going down the toilet

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    Current Employee - RSP in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - RSP in Mankato, MN

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

    Pros

    My customers are the only good things. Pretty much left alone unless there is a problem. Pay is OK except it's not what it use to be

    Cons

    No support. The management don't have any real knowledge of the business. The manage feels that they can run everything from behind the desk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some one needs to be in direct contact with store management . The rsp doesn't have the time to stand around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Joke

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    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Worker in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good job before they took nearly 1/4th of the salary away Depends on what position you have for how many hours you work. Inside workers are 40/45, route sales are 60+

    Cons

    Poor management. Use of cardboard that is thrown away after one use; there is money for that, but not to pay your workers. real nice. Terrible hours, wage reductions do not make me wanna work any harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a manager, do not run routes. Your job is to manage people and sell our brand. Not be vacation relief

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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