Hershey Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Nice place to work, overall everyone is very friendly, but a very conservative, buttoned up environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    - great people
    - knowledgeable (depending on department)
    - nice exposure to leadership (also depending on department), some leadership also very approachable
    - pretty steady hours, in sales department anyway
    - free pack of tickets to the park, great if you have family

    Cons

    - pretty conservative work environment, even for hospitality industry
    - would like to see more opportunity for growth, not just promoting based on longevity
    - medical benefits changed for the worse right as i was leaving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up a bit on some of the dress code policies and other policies that may be a bit out of date for the times, even in the hospitality industry. Suit and tie is great, but can be highly uncomfortable during certain times of year and as long as your look presentable, even clients won't know the difference. Would also be great to see some sort of rotational program, offer mentors/career counselors to more than just more senior leadership. Overall very happy to have worked here and with the people I was able to meet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Sweet place to work, but not best paying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entertainment Host in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Entertainment Host in Hershey, PA

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work with a lot of interesting people. The Hershey company prides itself with encouraging fun, memory-making guests interactions...which unfortunately the guests are not always open to. It was a fun summer job in between college.

    Cons

    Pay was not even minimum wage at times, not a lot of room for promotions, management was inconsistent about protocols

    Recommends
  3. Few options for full-time employment

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

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment part-time (less than a year)

    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
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  5. intern

    Current Intern - Food and Beverage
    Current Intern - Food and Beverage

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment as an intern

    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.

  6. Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment part-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  7. The work place was ok.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Good start place if your new to tee work experience.

    Cons

    Far drive if you like outside of Hershey.

  8. Hope you like candy.

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

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome people and benefits.

    Cons

    In the winter, not much things to do in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Retail Area Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    - Great managers
    - Awesome work environment
    - Flexible schedule
    - Wonderful learning experience for high school and college students
       -- Prepares you for a career after graduation
    - Room for advancement

    Cons

    It is hard to get hired as a full time employee after you have left the company even if you have all the qualifications.

  10. Unorganized

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

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Discounts, tickets, flexible schedule, and chocolate.

    Cons

    Management was indifferent, unorganized, and old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House.

  11. Customer Centric Company

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

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The employees and managers are all outstanding. People look toward the interest of others and not only themselves. This creates a selfless and team focused culture in the company.

    Cons

    No matter what department you work for, you will come across issues with guests deriving from all over the east coast. Some employees might be emotional and others might be aggravated, so it is your job to assist your coworkers during these times as well as taking care of your duty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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