Hostess Brands

  www.hostessbrands.com
  www.hostessbrands.com

Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
114 Reviews
2.6
114 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 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)

More Highlights

38 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it payed the bills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  3.  

    sold us out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Environmental Compliance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  6.  

    24 years of uncertain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Phila, PA (US)

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    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
  7.  

    Bankrupt Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Unable to come up with one.

    Cons

    Limited money to spend on repairs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  9.  

    I had a bad feeling from day one!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  10.  

    Hosstes Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  11.  

    GGreedUnmillions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

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

    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

Hostess Brands Photos

My bakery

+ Add Photo

Work at Hostess Brands? Share Your Experiences

Hostess Brands

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.