Hostess Brands

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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
113 Reviews
2.6
113 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO 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.  

    GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

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

    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
  2.  

    It was a great job until they closed

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman  in  Clearwater, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Clearwater, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    They had great benefits to offer

    Cons

    The hours were a little hard at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have never closed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Career at Hostess Brands

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    People that worked there - relationships

    Cons

    Company closed due to union issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No longer relevant to management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed my time with Hostess Brands

    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Burnsville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Burnsville, MN (US)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work is varied, interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    The company liquidated due to past management not directing the company to evolve early enough prior to bankruptcy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This was a great job if you did not have a life outside of work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Riverview, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Riverview, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The money was great and the people that I worked with were awesome.

    Cons

    60-70 hours per week wasn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope you will never have this much responsibility again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Director of National sales- Hostess Brands

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hostess Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good working conditions, Fair employee practices

    Cons

    No advancement company continnued stuggling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Route Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Being able to get out and deal with customers on a daily basis. Also, providing a service to the community by distributing a commodity.

    Cons

    Management was very secretive about what was really going on with the company, maybe their way of keeping employees there until the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need to give advice, they ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst job ever. Poor management. Glad they went bankrupt.

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    Former Employee - RSR  in  Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - RSR in Springfield, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    There were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    Pay cuts while management received bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Current situation is not a surprise

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    Hostess had an iconic product still in demand.

    Cons

    Management failed in so many ways with Hostess, and not just with respect to union contracts. You can't continue to operate the same way you have for 100 years and expect to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My overall experience at Hostess was good!

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Hostess has some great products to work with

    Cons

    Limited money to invest back into the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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