Hostess Brands
2.4 of 5 106 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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2.4 106 reviews

                             

14% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(51 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Environmental Manager (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

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

ProsGreat responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

ConsCompany was in bankruptcy twice

Advice to Senior ManagementNot use union employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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24 years of uncertain

Route Salesman (Former Employee)
Phila, PA (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

Prosmy immediate supervisor was great

Conspoorly ran company from upper management

Advice to Senior Managementnothing now they got what they wanted. They closed it down .

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bankrupt Company.

Assistant Chief Engineer (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for less than a year

ProsUnable to come up with one.

ConsLimited money to spend on repairs

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

Route Delivery Driver (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

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

ProsI learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

ConsUpper management ran the company out of business.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I had a bad feeling from day one!

Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

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

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

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementClean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hosstes Brands

Shipping Clerk (Former Employee)
Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

ProsGood concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

Conspoor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

Advice to Senior Managementbetter treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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GGreedUnmillions

Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsVery Challenging work. Never a dull moment We produced and shipped massive amounts of product by team efforts. I enjoyed the workers dedication to quality and timeliness.

ConsTop level execs robbed the company blind and got away with it. They stole pension money from the workers and got away with it. Most of the operational choices made that lost money were made so that they could inflate and misstate those losses. They were not trying to grow the business and make it profitable.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou (collectively) bankrupted the company. I hope an investigation is opened and it is discovered how your corrupt dealings landed you millions while the workers got thrown under the bus...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great job until they closed

Route Salesman (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL (US)

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

ProsThey had great benefits to offer

ConsThe hours were a little hard at first

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should have never closed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This was a great job if you did not have a life outside of work.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Riverview, FL (US)

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

ProsThe money was great and the people that I worked with were awesome.

Cons60-70 hours per week wasn't.

Advice to Senior ManagementI hope you will never have this much responsibility again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than a year

ProsBeing able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

ConsManagement was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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