Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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  1. Route Sales

    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Loveland, CO (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was great and the benefits were good. I loved what I was doing.

    Cons

    This was the most miss manages company I have ever worked for. You cannot pay someone 30,000 a week and have him ask everyone to take pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    They should have paid more attention to what customers really wanted. If they had they would still be in business.

  2. It was truly a learning experience for me, and I will not eat hostess products every again. .

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    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer/Feeder in Columbus, GA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay very well. They have good benefits.

    Cons

    In case of emergency the company will give you the ok to take off but when you return they will terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration that employees' sometimes have emergency that comes up and they have no control over natural causes and if they keep terminating everyone who have family emergency that the company will continue to have a big turnover. Also PLEASE WEAR GLOVES WHEN TOUCHING THOSE CAKES, AND CLEAN BELTS WHEN BUGS HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON CONVEYER BELTS.

  3. it payed the bills

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    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Wrap Operator in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to Management

    got to greedy

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  5. sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    not a one they gave up

    Cons

    lied, cheated, and never looked back

    Advice to Management

    you paid your debt, now pay your employees

  6. Environmental Compliance

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    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Environmental Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

    Cons

    Company was in bankruptcy twice

    Advice to Management

    Not use union employees

  7. 24 years of uncertain

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

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    my immediate supervisor was great

    Cons

    poorly ran company from upper management

    Advice to Management

    nothing now they got what they wanted. They closed it down .

  8. Bankrupt Company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Memphis, TN (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unable to come up with one.

    Cons

    Limited money to spend on repairs

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.

  10. I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Hosstes Brands

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    better treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

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