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  1.  

    Decent beginning job, but thats about it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Closing Clerk in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Closing Clerk in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    decent pay, good hours, easy to schedule vacations, easy work, free tickets sometimes when you are paid, a wide range of jobs available.

    Cons

    not enough pay, condescending management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Play the game and you will go far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Well known company, competitive hiring process
    Great stepping stone and resume builder
    Good employee benefits and perks
    Awesome professional development and training options
    Variety of events throughout the year employees are able to participate in

    Cons

    Corporate politics is rampant and cult-like
    Expectations are very high..lack of appreciation/reward for those who actually DO exceed expectations
    Favoritism/Drama/fakeness prevalent among corporate management
    HR management seems to think they are exempt from their own rules
    Some managers/directors are willing to do anything to get to the next level (corporate greed/power)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More progressive thinking
    Less fear of diversity
    Demonstrate more genuine respect for ALL of your employees
    Focus more on ethics/team..not self promotion/$$
    Allow those below you to show the talents they possess without feeling threatened and/or feeling the need to suppress them.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Fun Atmosphere - but... Missing a Key Ingredient

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Services in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Creative Services in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Some of the people there were Very wonderful, great sense of humor, talented, top-notch.
    While not all of them were experts (often promoted beyond ability/competency) they were quick to ask questions and seek advice from those around them. This wasn't something fostered by upper management - this was handled as part of the general atmosphere.
    Corporate benifits were top-notch! I had some 'fun' at the local hospital where I recieved a high level of care - only to recieve nominal bills post proceedure.
    The cafeteria was also a great addition - although not a selling point for a new-hire... It helped keep the company small in that people from all departments had a chance to communicate.

    Cons

    HERCO as a company is middle management heavy. Some of these middle managers are what I would call 'coasters.' Riding along in a position they've made for themselves looking not to make waves or take risks. New ideas from within the groups were well thought out - planned out - but often watered down by management. The work ethic of some of the middle management would be another element I would call into question... Often working short days while not providing feedback on elements awaiting their approval. I also experienced some unprofessional/unethical conduct in my short time there - where I witnessed a director make unprofessional and personally hurtfull comments to one of the people under her. That being said... the CMO was a gem of a person - and made up for the missgivings of those under her... but not enough for me to stay on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's called the sweetest place on earth... and if it were all about the people I would Highly agree. But, watch out for the high level of mid-level-managers, and a few of the directors as they may be quick to turn on you to reach the next rung in the ladder. My advice... Innovate with the way the departments are managed, put more of the Great people on the ground in charge of things... less directors + less management = greater final products!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Better than other options for high school students, but still far from being rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    There's not much to say about the more or less boilerplate jobs most people take on here. They do pay more than most companies employing high school students though. The actual work is less repetitive than similar jobs, although that's not saying much.

    Cons

    The scheduling is inflexible, there is zero chance to get an increased salary unless you stay on for multiple years. Also, while it's less repetitive than other unskilled positions, it's still highly repetitious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, the place is fairly well run. The market is exceptionally favorable to companies hiring unskilled laborers right now, so I'd probably recommend that they reduce salaries and fire employees, although I feel business advice is outside of the domain this question is addressing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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