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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 11 February 2015
Updated 11 February 2015
57 Reviews
3.0
57 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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  1.  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Franklin Park, IL (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    - Good experience
    - Management practices patience
    - Good trainers

    Cons

    - No quality of life
    - Not flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager

    I have been working at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Pay is ok and it is what can make one stay

    Cons

    Hours is not enough needs help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Procurement in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    offer to do continuous training or upgrading of professional skills of staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    free snacks during morning break

    Cons

    getting fat, gettin g fat\

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more powder in the donuts

  6.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a bad feeling from day one!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Contractor - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN (US)

    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
  10.  

    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    no reason this should happen, poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Neptune, NJ (US)

    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

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