The Hershey Company

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excellent culture

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Former Employee - Research Specialist in Hershey, PA
Former Employee - Research Specialist in Hershey, PA

I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Very caring organization that cares about the community and it's employees
Strong culture base with recognized brand
Very concerned about retired employees

Cons

Typically will not re-hire employees who have transisitioned away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at what past employees can offer if given the chance

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Positive Outlook

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Great brand, but don't let that fool you.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company Car, Pay, 401K, iPad
    (perks are great at first...however they aren't worth it in the long run)

    Cons

    -Working in Walmarts for 7hrs a day. At the end of the day you feel like you are an overpaid Walmart employee. Not only checking for distribution, you are in the backrooms of stores fighting to get product on the floor. Once you get the space, you must do all the labor. Management will tell you "get the store to move product for you" but that is unrealistic and only happens sometimes. At the end of the day, Walmart will look at you as free labor. Even with all of the consultative selling tactics, the stores will want your help getting the product out.
    -Was told when taking the job I wouldn't be moving product.
    -During seasons you will pack out product All. Day. Long.
    -Management wants you to be the CEO of your territory, but then they tell you how long to be in each store, how long your drive time should be between each store and expect 1 hr of admin time a week to be enough to get planning done for your calls.
    -Very cut throat and will throw people on the team under the bus as a tactic to motivate others.
    -Feels like management is building a small army and they want each person to fit the same mold.

    If you are thinking about taking this job ask yourself: do I want to have a box cutter on my hip, moving product all day long (store after store), be in the backroom of Walmarts using pallet jacks, fighting with store managers to see things your way, feel like a cheese ball using consultative selling all day...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Consultative Selling is a great tool, but it shouldn't be treated as the Bible.
    -Disconnect between headquarters/managers and it all rolls downhill to the RSR level.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    The Sales Organization at Hershey is Best in Class and presents fabulous career opportunities

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

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career development and advancement, continuous learning environment, encouraged to take risks and learn from them, team orientation and incentives, wonderful training

    Cons

    sometimes frustrating when an employee feels ready for promotion and does not win the opportunity, feedback for corrective action is inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and retain that talent......you've got a gold mine there! Ensure your sales leaders are given the skills (coaching, empathetic listening, consulting) to engage and encourage the multi-generational sales force

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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