Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
118 Reviews

2.6
118 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
54 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    got to meet alot of good people

    Cons

    having to drive in bad weather

  2.  

    sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, benefits.

    Cons

    It was very hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    The cross training,salary,benefits and their union.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with the employees on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Environmental Compliance

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    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 for 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
  7.  

    Union always keep the upperhand. Hostess allowed some very bad Union contracts.

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in Memphis, TN (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Cupcakes and always a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed..always picking up others work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands

    Pros

    Great potential growth in the industry

    Cons

    none that i could think of

  9.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Really dont have nothing bad to say!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    24 years of uncertain

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people was good to work with.

    Cons

    Communication was a negative downfall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish continued success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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