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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
117 Reviews

2.6
117 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to grow the company and save money

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    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    People were good to work with, systems were being updated, and they helped the community

    Cons

    Union contracts killed the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect against unions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    packer

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    Former Employee - Packer  in  Phila, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Packer in Phila, PA (US)

    Pros

    good people to work with.

    Cons

    ther are no downside work at hostess brands.u

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management was very good people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hostess Brands what happen

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    Former Employee - Route Sales  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    It was a great job 8 years ago

    Cons

    last 5 years it went down hill. to many differant ceos running the company in differant ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some one who has bakery experience to run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I enjoyed the actual work that i did. However upper management had no idea how to operate the company.

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    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people route sales and merchandising.

    Cons

    Upper management ran the company out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    route sales driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    went out of business nov, 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  7.  

    Company Liquidated after Chapter 11

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    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery Accounting Supervisor in Sacramento, CA (US)

    Pros

    Iconic brand and high recognition

    Cons

    Struggles to keep up with competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I had a bad feeling from day one!

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Business to Business Collections in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Free donuts, great working hours and if you work in Corporate location in Kansas City Missouri, you have your Own Office.

    Cons

    Lack of training because you're pretty much on your own. Management very cold and I never felt like I was part of the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over again. Have Management take classes in 101 Etiquette and communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Confusing

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Enid, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Enid, OK (US)

    Pros

    There are none, it doesn't exist.

    Cons

    They were in disarray as the company spiraled to a stop. I tried to put it out of my mind and make the best of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let unions dictate the way you run your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Hosstes Brands

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    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  Schiller Park, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Schiller Park, IL (US)

    Pros

    Good concerned employees who cared about their futures with the comapny.

    Cons

    poor management misuse of company funds no understanding of worker needs or customer needs poor company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better treatment and recognition of valued employees better understanding of customers needs in developing products and advertising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

    Pros

    Very Challenging work. Never a dull moment We produced and shipped massive amounts of product by team efforts. I enjoyed the workers dedication to quality and timeliness.

    Cons

    Top level execs robbed the company blind and got away with it. They stole pension money from the workers and got away with it. Most of the operational choices made that lost money were made so that they could inflate and misstate those losses. They were not trying to grow the business and make it profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You (collectively) bankrupted the company. I hope an investigation is opened and it is discovered how your corrupt dealings landed you millions while the workers got thrown under the bus...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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