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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it was a great company to work I miss it.

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Modesto, CA (US)

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

Prosworking with people, able to move around all the time.

Consearly mornings, weather changes, long hours.

Advice to Senior Managementlistening more to sales reps ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Team, Victim of History

Manager, Field Route Engineering (Former Employee)
Irving, TX (US)

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

ProsGreat people, great products, good leadership (now). Really enjoyed the vast majority of most of the people I worked with and the leadership was focused and creative. I felt like my leadership heard me when I spoke and took my suggestions and observations seriously.

Conshistory of poor labor management decisions. Company struggled to remain relevant because of poor leadership decisions from the past. Failure to copyright the cupcake squiggle left market imitators free to copy. Bad labor contracts were hard to remove/update. Sense of entitlement from some organized labor elements and divisive input from union locals and other union leadership created very turbulent working environment at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great job great people great store space

Route Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Braintree, MA (US)

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

Prosmoney benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

Consold equipment computers printers trucks broke down

Advice to Senior Managementstop the war on workers

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

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very challanging having to order product for 20-30 different stops a week in advance

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Kokomo, IN (US)

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

Prosgot to meet alot of good people

Conshaving to drive in bad weather

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sold us out

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosnot a one they gave up

Conslied, cheated, and never looked back

Advice to Senior Managementyou paid your debt, now pay your employees

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

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Many years of hot sweaty long hours.

Wrap Helper (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsMoney was alright. steady work,long hours.

ConsCompany did not look out for people.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou get yours in the end.

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 experience was interestng. I learned a lot of new skills.

Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsThe cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

ConsWe worked long hours. I didn't like working on Sunday's

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more with the employees on a daily basis.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

ProsGreat responsibility, diversity, and colleagues

ConsCompany was in bankruptcy twice

Advice to Senior ManagementNot use union employees

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

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I was a machine operator who ran the machinery that wrapped buns, robots that delivered the wrapped product to trays whi

Machine Operator-production (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood pay, good co-workers, benefits.

ConsIt was very hard work

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

ProsGreat company to work for!

ConsReally dont have nothing bad to say!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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