Milton Hershey School
3.1 of 5 11 reviews
www.mhs-pa.org Hershey, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    My experience has been informative, rewarding and heart felt for the children their.

    Custodian (Current Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsBenefits, and educational in the cleaning business. To watch the growth of students reaching their goals is so heartfelt. Its hard to see them graduate and leave.

    ConsSome custodians are hard to work with but most are nice and helpful

    Advice to Senior ManagementExplain to employees why decisions are made to a specific area. And why their is still favoritism. And why pay is equal to a good cleaner and verses cleaners who don't do their best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Upper management wants to own your life and when they find out the don't they discard you at any cost.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsTeachers, children, houseparents and employees are wonderful to be around, very well behaved and courteous. Teachers and House-parents are very conscientious and sincere in their care for the children.

    ConsHorrible management in the support services department, dishonest and deceitful. Double standard seems to be par for the course. Dishonesty is a method of management hear and have a very efficient method of disguising it. Career advancement is more important then honesty and fair management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and fair with the employees and practice what you preach. We are hear for the children? Unless you are in support services, unfair business practices, and life-skills in general. High pressure expectations of performance and then when you open mouth you are reprimanded, pressured to the point that you can't perform you job or terminated!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great if you're in it for the children

    Full Time Houseparent (Current Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsSatisfying and rewarding job. Decent Pay and Free Room and Board and utilities.

    ConsOverbearing Supervisors, Have to much say in your personal time off/affairs

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people who "make" the job - Houseparents

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Proceed with caution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsThe mission of the school is great, providing an education to underprivileged children. Health care and other benefits are excellent. Pay is average.

    ConsNon-union employees often are treated poorly. Expectations of management often unrealistic. Does not place high value on work-life balance needs of employees.

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    This is a good place to work unless you are a Houseparent. School teachers, medical and campus staff have it good.

    Houseparent (Former Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsWorking with the students is very rewarding. You provide a home environment for students, most are 100 miles or more from home for 9 months out of the year.

    ConsHouseparents at MHS are treated like criminal suspects. Home Life (residential student) management are constantly looking for any small mistake to hold over the Houseparents head as a way to fire them in the future. Day to day communication between Home Life and students/houseparents is very accusatory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace 80% of the Home Life Administrators and Heads of Home Life. Houseparents should be allowed to review the administrators and the bad ones should be replaced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Prepare to have your life become nothing but Milton Hershey School

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    ProsExceptional employer paid benefits package, excellent retirement package, good salary and systematic pay increases

    Conshorrendous work schedule. so called "unscheduled' time gets filled with meetings, training and other "priority" items and much of this supposed time off must be used just to keep this running around the student home due to the expectations of Administrators. Administration has a major disconnect with houseparents and continually places additional responsibilities on them without consultation in an effort to drive directives handed down to them from the top.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the number of administrators in half, provide more autonomy to houseparents, include houseparents in the decisions that affect them and hold time off as sacred.

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    overall good

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Hershey, PA

    Prosbenefits, the kids, and majority of the staff

    Conssmall minded and inward looking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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