The Hershey Company

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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
173 Reviews
3.8
173 Reviews
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The Hershey Company President, CEO and Director John P. (J.P.) Bilbrey
John P. (J.P.) Bilbrey
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Comments in older reviews about work-life balance no longer relevant (in 10 reviews)

  • Family-oriented company and great people to work with (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, lots of overtime (in 9 reviews)

  • Always on the road as a retail sales rep over 300 miles per week (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Culture, top brands, company vehicle

    Cons

    promotions require relocating to a different state

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable experience. Terrific people and a reputable product.

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

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, co-workers, benefits, corporate culture

    Cons

    Work/life balance, relocations are necessary

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good place to work

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

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are values driven, respectful of one another and typically operate with a high level of integrity.

    Cons

    There aren't many global assignments (could be a pro or con depending on what experiences you're looking for).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Well known global company with stable employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, and a lot of diversity.

    Cons

    Typical factory mentality. People need to mind their own business and the place would be a great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone should be treated equally-no favoritism. Different managers=different rules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company! they treat people well and the support system is very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People, getting promoted every 18-24 months, products

    Cons

    you need to relocate constantly to grow your career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful situations were developed through the fast pace environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company Overall

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Some aspects of Compensation
    Location
    Co-workers
    Team Projects

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    HR Department
    Stress
    Low match on 401K compared to peers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IS Intern

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Candy/Happiness generally lead to high productivity and motivation which is a plus
    Very intelligent IT crowd

    Cons

    Very old crowd
    Hard to get promoted
    Hershey, PA is a very boring place to live
    There's some very intelligent IT people there it's remarkable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees opinion's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, not ideal for young in career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    Company was willing to make changes and updates
    Atmosphere was fun and friendly
    Work and life balance was great

    Cons

    Not ideal for young worker-average age in workforce is around 50. This could cause some resistance to change.

  11.  

    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    This company has a long tradition of fair treatment.
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Where I work id a factory. With all factory jobs you can plan to work long hours, off shifts and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold all of your employees accountable. Not just the ones that work hard and produce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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