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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”

Hostess Brands – US – “My bakery”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 111 reviews

15% Approve of the CEO

Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn

Gregory F. Rayburn

(54 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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111 Employee Reviews
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    I loved working for Hostess Brands, it was a great experience

    Human Resource Associate (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsEvery division and department is different

    ConsThe company is closed and everyone was laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany closed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    was a good company till Interstate Brands bought us, then everything went downhill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood paying job five day work week, allowed good work and life balance

    ConsMismanagement and wasteful spending from top to bottom

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house and start over with people that know the industry

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

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    Wonderful company

    Receiving/Shipping (Former Employee) Schiller Park, IL (US)

    Prospeople were like family. we all helped each other

    Consmanagement a little weak did not take control of bad situations

    Advice to Senior Managementtake control of your company and bring it back to the elite status it was

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was alright, until it shut down.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey were flexible with my schedule and the two ladies I worked with were great. The pay was good as well.

    ConsI saw a lot of waste. Over baking thousands of dollars worth of product then sending it to the thrift stores to sell for ridiculously cheap. I can see partly how the company ended up the bankruptcy twice within several years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no management left.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it payed the bills

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

    Prosmoney was good,steady job for41.5 years

    Consdid not have much of a life

    Advice to Senior Managementgot to greedy

    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 company to work I miss it.

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

    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)

    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)

    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

     

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

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

    Prosgot to meet alot of good people

    Conshaving to drive in bad weather

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    sold us out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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