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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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  • Upper management had no business running a company (in 12 reviews)

  • Company went bankrupt Chapter 13 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Production Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very little. Company getting bought and sold multiple times, 17 hour work days

    Cons

    Same as above, very misleading and unstable, extremely long work days, no sporting chance given, hardly any support from middle/upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Support your management team. Be more transparent about the realities of the company's position/future.


  2. "Hostess Memphis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler/Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Planner Scheduler/Buyer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Willingness to spend the money in order to keep the facility running. Mostly good people working there at the local level.

    Cons

    Unionized labor force at the hourly level. Unwillingness to compromise in order to save company. Old facility that needed constant upkeep.


  3. "National Account Mgr."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic great brands, with strong acceptance from consumers.

    Cons

    Ownership/management belief system & leadership style.

    Advice to Management

    Ownership/management core philosophy: "The beatings will continue, until morale improves".


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  5. "Former Hostess Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    It was good union and strike experience for my resume.
    Had many supervisors that had a lot of tenure and were overall good to work with.

    Cons

    They did not treat their employees very well.
    The offices and the shop floor were both not very clean.
    So much turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they have learned from their past mistakes and are able to make the best of their clean slate.


  6. "Good job, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    get to work on your own, meet great people

    Cons

    management gets bonuses while your pay goes down


  7. "Great first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL
    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.


  8. "Terrible company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay was good. Hours were good lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. To many bosses.


  9. "Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon

    Cons

    Split days off,Ceo doesnt know what he is doing

    Advice to Management

    weekends off


  10. "good company to work for 12years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Michigan City, IN

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

    Pros

    good people to work with always there for you.

    Cons

    company made investments that always cost them money and clients.


  11. "was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    Cons

    Mismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start over with people that know the industry



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