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Retail Sales Merchandiser

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Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great Part time benefits, including vacation. Hours are excellent mon-thur 9-2. Management in my area is easy to work with. Days are spent in several stores to doesn't get boring.
Bonus yearly
Car stock and well designed materials to do our job

Cons

Hourly wages could be higher. RSM's are the life blood of this company and they mention that a lot. It would be nice to see them step up to the plate and increase hourly wages.
Can be a lot of driving depending on your territory but mileage is pretty fairly reimbursed.
You have to store a lot of product and material in your home. Hershey isn't very "green", they send out a lot of paper type items we either don't use, didn't ask for or send too many.
Expectation for call time is not very realistic for what they want to happen each time.
Need to technology, REX is old and challenging to work with. We should be much more tech savvy like iPads.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please find a way for better communication of what an RSM needs to do their job successfully and what items your sending their way are not being used. I recycle so much of what I am sent. Ask them or let them order it themselves.
Giving us a phone allowance like the RSR's get, we do use and pay for our personal cell phones. There is not way around it.
More timely communication around importan issues, especially with things like P2 and P3 or other larger volume promotions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for The Hershey Company

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Portland, OR

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good compensation
    good experience as far as learning how to interact with a variety of people

    Cons

    Training varies widely from team to team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company with many talented and helpful employees

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    Former Employee - Category Management Intern  in  Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Category Management Intern in Hershey, PA

    I worked at The Hershey Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay with many talented employees. The company has many different opportunities both at corporate headquarters and around the country.

    Cons

    Most of the opportunities to travel generally are in the sales department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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