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Exceptional company

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hershey, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA

I have been working at The Hershey Company

Pros

- "General management" approach to brand managment
- Ability to work in a lot of different funtions - you don't get siloed

Cons

- Some people don't like the location; really depends on your stage in life
- Not really a con, but need to be proactive in managing career

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep us focused on growth
- Keep focus on building general managers
- Ensure unique culture and heritage is preserved

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for The Hershey Company

  1.  

    I have had a tremendous opportunity to grow professionally and work with awesome people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Development Manager  in  Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Category Development Manager in Hershey, PA

    I have been working at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    Great people that are very committed to the company. The brands are powerful and senior management is very forward thinking.

    Cons

    The culture is overly bureaucratic and requires a consensus to make decisions. Part of this is a good thing but the problem is everyone is always in meetings which slows down the decision making process as well as prevents work from getting done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a lot of room for growth and advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing/Web  in  Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing/Web in Hershey, PA

    I have been working at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    - Company name looks great on a resume
    - Lots of interesting initiatives and diverse departments
    - Seemingly a lot of opportunity (on the surface)
    - Decent manager/immediate supervisor
    - Decent work/life balance
    - Good sense of corporate social responsibility

    Cons

    - Was hired for one job and ended up doing something completely different (and well below my skill level) with no opportunity for advancement, learning, or movement into the job I was hired to do (it doesn't really exist)
    - Expertise (which I was hired for) not respected and consistently questioned (not sure why they hired me if they didn't think I was the expert they wanted)
    - Restructuring seems to happen on a daily basis (company-wide restructuring, changes in departments, and management)
    - Bureaucratic
    - Favoritism for opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you know what you want when you hire someone and don't pull bait and switches with job opportunities.

    No opinion of CEO
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