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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2.4 107 reviews

                             

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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Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

Bakery Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee)
Sacramento, CA (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands for more than 3 years

ProsIconic brand and high recognition

ConsStruggles to keep up with competition

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I had a bad feeling from day one!

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

I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor for less than a year

ProsFree donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

ConsLack 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 Senior ManagementClean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Enid, OK (US)

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

ProsThere are none, it doesn't exist.

ConsThey were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let unions dictate the way you run your 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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Shipping Clerk (Former Employee)
Schiller Park, IL (US)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementbetter treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

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

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GGreedUnmillions

Distribution Supervisor (Former Employee)

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

ProsVery 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.

ConsTop 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 Senior ManagementYou (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...

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

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It was a great job until they closed

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

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

ProsThey had great benefits to offer

ConsThe hours were a little hard at first

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should have never 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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsPeople that worked there - relationships

ConsCompany closed due to union issues

Advice to Senior ManagementNo longer relevant to management

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

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Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

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

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

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)

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

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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

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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