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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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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Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

ProsBeing able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

ConsManagement was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.

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

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Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

RSR (Former Employee)
Springfield, MO (US)

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

ProsThere were no pros to working here.

ConsPay cuts while management received bonuses

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit.

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

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Current situation is not a surprise

Finance Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsHostess had an iconic product still in demand.

ConsManagement failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.

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

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My overall experience at Hostess was good!

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

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

ProsHostess has some great products to work with

ConsLimited money to invest back into the company

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

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Great pay, if you can get it.

Production Baker (Former Employee)
Ogden, UT (US)

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

ProsThe pay and benefits were great

ConsThe company closed their doors.

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

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no reason this should happen, poor management

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Neptune, NJ (US)

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

Prosgood pay but over the years continue to decline

Conspoor management out dated equipment and out dated computer system

Advice to Senior Managementstop taking money off the top, improve equipment, listen to sale force

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

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What a roller coaster!!

District Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

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

ProsBefore they bought Wonder in the 90's IBC was a GREAT place to work.

ConsThe Company Liquidated in 2012

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management should have listened to the employees in the field.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding oportunity for sales experience

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Macon, GA (US)

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

Proscompetetive salary, easy work schedule

Consworn equipment, reduced base pay

Advice to Senior Managementnew equipment, reinstate base pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I enjoyed my employment at Hostess Brands

Computer Room Accounting Clerk (Former Employee)
Billings, MT (US)

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

ProsGood people to work with. I enjoyed my position as the Computer Room Accounting Clerk that was responsible for the daily bake at our Billings Sweetheart Plant. My work entailed data entry of orders from the retail stores, routes, and sales personnel daily, printing of computer reports of last nights activity, ordering product from our Sister plants and outside vendors, and printing & distribution to production the load & trailer sheets for the product to be produced that day.
Enjoyable local management personnel.

ConsVery high paced position with lots of time management constraints. Some last minute changes may throw the bake off schedule. Loss of employees when Hostess Brands started to show signs that the company would liquidate.

Advice to Senior ManagementI wish the upper management could have kept this business afloat and made the necessary monetary concessions to do so. I wish the upper management had kept their promises of improving the infrastructure of the company's plants and had been truthful in their communication with the unions. There was too much money paid to the upper management that stayed through the liquidation that could have been used to save the company in a more productive way.

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

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Constant changing of the guard and business plan

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

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

ProsIconic Brands,Great Benefits and good pay

ConsTerrible business plan, Had gone thru 2 bankrupcies and 4 CEOs in 7years

Advice to Senior ManagementReplace old and outdated equipment (Delivery trucks,bread racks etc)Hold District managers accountable

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

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