Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.3 110 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay but over the years continue to decline(in 11 reviews)

  • About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits(in 11 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)

110 Employee Reviews
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    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

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

    ProsWork is varied, interesting and challenging.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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)

    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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    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working conditions, Fair employee practices

    ConsNo advancement company continnued stuggling

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

    RSR (Former Employee) Springfield, MO (US)

    ProsThere were no pros to working here.

    ConsPay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

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

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    Current situation is not a surprise

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsHostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    ConsManagement 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.

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

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    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    ProsHostess has some great products to work with

    ConsLimited money to invest back into the company

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

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    Great pay, if you can get it.

    Production Baker (Former Employee) Ogden, UT (US)

    ProsThe pay and benefits were great

    ConsThe company closed their doors.

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

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    no reason this should happen, poor management

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Neptune, NJ (US)

    Prosgood pay but over the years continue to decline

    Conspoor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

    Advice to Senior Managementstop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force

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

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    Outstanding oportunity for sales experience

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Macon, GA (US)

    Proscompetetive salary, easy work schedule

    Consworn equipment, reduced base pay

    Advice to Senior Managementnew equipment, reinstate base pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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