Hostess Brands
2.4 of 5 107 reviews
www.hostessbrands.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

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15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(52 ratings)

21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "About only pro is that the company does provide good benefits"
    in 11 reviews
  • "good pay but over the years continue to decline"
    in 9 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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a good job with good pay

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

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

Prosif you work hard it can be very good pay, i made 75k in 2012 early hours my avg. was 2am - 1pm but i enjoyed being home early. also i had a good supv

Conssome may not like the hours and if you got a bad supv. it could be difficult

Advice to Senior Managementlack of quality and experience in upper mgmt. killed the business

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

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12 years for what?

Maintenance Technician (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsPay was good. Some great employees over the years.

ConsRacism, lack of direction, lies from management

Advice to Senior Managementdoesn't matter anymore they are 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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Dictatorial, disrespectful, archaic, good ol'boy managment drove hourlies to the union instead of drawing them away.

Production Manager (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsTo work to improve the culture and make a difference in the management team.

ConsAny improvement attempted is fought at all levels and departments to keep the status quo for fear of raising the bar and possibly the performance expectations.
Extremely low integrity among management. Very low accountability for those not performing.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop expecting the same people who put the company in the position it's in to do any different than they've done since years before the last bankruptcy.
Stop trying to turn the company around with the same people who drove it into the ditch in the first place. It wasn't the union. It was supervision all the way through EVPs that did this.

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

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bad company does not care about you

Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

Prosthe people were good and caring

Conscompany does not care about you

Advice to Senior Managementchange your way you do business

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

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Welcome to Hostess Brands, were we don't care about your problems

Loader (Former Employee)
Roscoe, IL (US)

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

ProsGreat pay, free products, decent working conditions, great bosses ( at certain depots ) really enjoyed the my coworker. Mostly hassle free management. Union job helped out allot. Allot of free time after the trucks are loaded. Depot management was awesome with letting you work over time and taking home product that was over ordered. you could smoke in the building

ConsAllot of older drivers who were very set in there ways on how things should have been done. Surprise visits from the higher ups at any given time. No radio's in the warehouse, had to bring my own. Had to bring your own back brace or anything that would make your job easier.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't like about what is going on in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Shipping Clerk (Former Employee)
Hodgkins, IL (US)

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

ProsGood wages and benefits. Lots of overtime available.

ConsNo opportunity for any advancement or promotion

Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation to your employers.

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

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Good job until the bottom feel out

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Warwick, RI (US)

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

ProsYou worked hard, but went home satisfied every day

ConsUnions killed the company for good

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you reopen, do not negotiate with the unions. It needs to be a union free workplace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Machine Operator (Former Employee)
Biddeford, ME (US)

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

ProsSalary and benefits were good supervises good to work with

ConsToo much corporate control plant manager could run the plant as he sees fit everything had to be okay from corporate too much red tape

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your workers like human beings not like numbers

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

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Temple, TX (US)

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

ProsGood money if your willing to work for it

Cons55-60 hour work weeks that start around 3am

Advice to Senior Managementditch the unions

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

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Good company to work for

Route Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsGood pay for what we did

ConsVery hard work and long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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