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Hershey Entertainment Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
35 Reviews

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  1.  

    Conservative Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of positive and great people to work with across all departments.
    Lots of internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Very conservative.
    Hiring process takes a very long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Few options for full-time employment

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA

    Pros

    Generally, staff is friendly and a few of the perks are nice.

    Cons

    Company primarily hires part-time employees who receive no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to Milton Hershey's philosophy that happy workers are more productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    intern

    Current Employee - Food and Beverage
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage

    Pros

    good people and good resume builder

    Cons

    it is not really much of an internship and more of a spot filler for hershey's busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please teach interns what its like to be a manager and don't just use them to fill spots.

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  5.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA

    Pros

    The company offers its part-time employees good benefits

    Cons

    Management is totally disconnected and needs to value part time employees more. Total lack of respect from upper management when it comes to the dignity and value of each person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you truly care about the people in your company who are the reason for your paycheck each month

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The work place was ok.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good start place if your new to tee work experience.

    Cons

    Far drive if you like outside of Hershey.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Desk Agent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Front Office staff were extremely welcoming to me as a new hire. I quickly trained with other agents and learned by doing versus a classroom style training seminar. I have worked at other front desks so for me training was simple, however I can see how learning the computer systems might be challenging for others who did not posses previous experience.

    Cons

    I had a few issues while working for the Front Desk at the Hotel Hershey. The first was my wage. The wages are very low. I understood it was an entry level postion but even then it didn't seem warrented. You recieve merrit based wage increases once a year but they are too small to make much of a difference in your yearly income.

    Another issue I had were the inconsistant hours. Through out the course of one week my start time could be any where from 6:30am until 2:45pm. It made it very challenging to get into any kind of pattern. I did notice however that certain employees based on their senority got their choice of hours which I found really frustrating.

    The last issue I had with during this position has little to do with the position but more with the hotel in general. This property has a lot of unionized workers who I feel don't pull their weight because they are protected by the union. During my employement I often saw union employees skate by or not be repromanded for their behavior because management feared the union. Some of these employees have been with the property over 20 years even if their job performance is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that you should definately increase the wage of the Front Desk Agents because they are the face of the hotel. Any problem that arises the guests immediately go to the front desk even if it doesn't involve them. The amount of work the agents put in should be reflected in their wages more appropiately.

    I feel management needs to deal more effectively with their unionized work force. They are often protected and their bad behavior or poor work performance is over-looked.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some good perks with poor leadership and little pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    concerts, discounts, candy, sometimes fun

    Cons

    bad attitudes, poor managers, low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Valuable experience, but I would never do it again because it is stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Personnel and Scheduling  in  Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Personnel and Scheduling in Hershey, PA

    Pros

    -Ability to work a lot of hours and earn decent money
    -Pay was decent
    -Able to gain valuable interpersonal skills and conflict management experience

    Cons

    -Unorganized and poor working environment
    -Unprofessional at times
    -Management doesn't trust lower employees
    -Poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Evaluate the pay of seasonal employees. Milton Hershey would not have approved.
    -Perform an internal review to see how scheduling can be improved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship with plenty of independence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Internal Audit  in  Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Corporate Internal Audit in Hershey, PA

    Pros

    Lots of independence, I was able to work from home. I was able to access the materials I needed to create the end product.

    Cons

    Very little guidance, the supervisor left the company in the middle of the project and I was unable to get a lot of assistance. I didn't feel like I was learning from a mentor, received very little feed back. I worked with some really nice people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to follow through with your interns with feedback. Supervisors should approve a project management timeline and stick to it. Feed back at the different phases. Also, if you are going to provide a written recommendation, follow through with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Company Culture, Low Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospitality Intern  in  Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Hospitality Intern in Hershey, PA

    Pros

    Strong company culture, Employee benefits

    Cons

    Very young leadership, Opportunities are only in PA, no other area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more professional leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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