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Hostess Brands Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
116 Reviews
2.6
116 Reviews
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Hostess Brands President & CEO Gregory F. Rayburn
Gregory F. Rayburn
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Confusing

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

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

    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
  2.  

    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)

    I have been working at Hostess Brands as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  3.  

    Hosstes Brands

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    GGreedUnmillions

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor

    I worked at Hostess Brands full-time (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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