Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
115 Reviews
2.6
115 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
55 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Money,Good Benefits,work at midnight off at noon (in 13 reviews)

  • good pay but over the years continue to decline (in 12 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Team, Victim of History

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

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    history 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of collective bargaining agreements, but don't give away the house either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great job great people great store space

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

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    money benefits displays and sale displays ere ample

    Cons

    old equipment computers printers trucks broke down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the war on workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    got to meet alot of good people

    Cons

    having to drive in bad weather

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  5.  

    sold us out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7. 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good co-workers, benefits.

    Cons

    It was very hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  8.  

    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 (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
  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.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 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

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