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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 16 May 2014
Updated 16 May 2014
117 Reviews

2.6
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
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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)

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  1.  

    it payed the bills

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

    Pros

    money was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Cons

    did not have much of a life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    got to greedy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not a one they gave up

    Cons

    lied, cheated, and never looked back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you paid your debt, now pay your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Environmental Compliance

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

    Pros

    Great responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

    Cons

    Company was in bankruptcy twice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not use union employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    24 years of uncertain

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

    Pros

    my immediate supervisor was great

    Cons

    poorly ran company from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bankrupt Company.

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

    Pros

    Unable to come up with one.

    Cons

    Limited money to spend on repairs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a bad feeling from day one!

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

    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.  

    Hosstes Brands

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Top 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 ManagementAdvice

    You (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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a great job until they closed

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

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have never closed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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