The Hershey Company
3.6 of 5 131 reviews
www.thehersheycompany.com Hershey, PA 5000+ Employees

The Hershey Company Reviews in Hershey, PA

Updated Mar 4, 2014
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3.7 37 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

The Hershey Company President, CEO and Director John P. (J.P.) Bilbrey

John P. (J.P.) Bilbrey

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Event Coordinator (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood salary, nice people to work with, fast paced environment, meet a lot of interesting people, opportunities or advancement

ConsVery demanding clients, employees seem undervalued at times, clients always come first even if the employees are being reasonable

Advice to Senior ManagementShow more appreciation for employess

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overwhelming

Intern (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

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

ProsHuge company so you can see the inner workings of how giant corporations work
great pay/benefits

Conshard to advance within company

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more input from lower in the company rather than just the top

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great high performing company with strong brand recognition and social responsibility

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hershey, PA

I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHershey has always had a strong history of giving back to the community and helping others, so it is a company that you can be proud to work for in the marketplace. They are performing very well due to some very good key leaders who are taking the company in a good direction. They also offer very good compensation and benefit packages.

ConsAs a company that has been around for a long time in the central PA market, they are very conservative and very slow to change. Getting things accomplished can be difficult and painful at times. It is an extremely political corporate office which does not always recognize the work you do as much as how the politics are played. If you are frustrated by a slow moving, meeting centric, highly political environment, it may be difficult to settle into a corporate function job here.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile the business leadership is very good and doing what it right to take the business forward, if the company could change the corporate culture to alleviate the political issues, pace, and meeting culture, the company could do even better than they already are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hershey, PA

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

ProsBenefits, Good Starting position, Experience

ConsManual Labor and Division of Labor

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote deserving people that do well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible with schedules and clear in communication of employer expectations.

Special Events (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than a year

ProsAbundance of part time jobs.

ConsPay scale, seasoned part time workers lose motivation due to low pay rates.

Advice to Senior ManagementAttempts at policy enforcement sometimes confuse the spirit of the supposed infractions. Also, need better pay for long time loyal employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very sweet experience; great people with good values

Intern (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

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

ProsFree Chocolate
Great People
Relaxed Atmosphere
Job Security
Good Pay
Milton Hershey School

ConsFree Chocolate may find you morbidly obese in a few years.
One out of every 10 Americans has Diabetes.

Advice to Senior ManagementAt the strategic level the company needs to diversify away from chocolate into low sugar products and health snacks. Under ACA the company could easily experience a tax on junk food.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Made app

Business App (Current Employee)
Hershey, PA

I have been working at The Hershey Company as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot of coding

ConsOlder environment so awkward talking to older people

Advice to Senior ManagementHire younger people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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From the view of a contractor.

Project Planning Specialist (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

I worked at The Hershey Company as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFree candy. Multiple employee engagement events. Strong charity driven company. Casual dress. Many nice co-workers.

ConsNext to no formal procedures or adherence to standard protocols. This inadequacy makes employees unsure if they are fulfilling the needs of the company or immediate supervisor. Work areas are not comfortable nor are in consideration of ergonomics and employee productivity. Employee retention can be based on individual manager opinions not on quality of work provided or other managers or co-workers input.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore interest in employee daily environment and interaction. Less drama in the workplace.

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

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great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 5 years

ProsMeet new people. Discounts. Chocolate World is open all but 2 days of the year, so you can work all year.

ConsThey listen to the customers which is good. But if a customer is not telling the truth & an employee is, they don't care.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to both sides.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learned a lot, saw a lot, met a lot of amazing people. Was able to experience various departments of the company.

Business Development Coop (Former Employee)
Hershey, PA

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

ProsGood people. FREE CANDY, nice campus, close proximity to DC/NYC, easy to switch departments, easy to gain company-wide experience.

ConsMiddle of nowhere, not many younger people working there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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