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The Hershey Company Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Field Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company.

    Interview

    I applied online through Linkedin, then received an email to do an online interview through a webcam. A few weeks later I received an email saying I was chosen to move along the process and participate in a field day with a sales rep. I pretty much followed and shadowed him around as he did his job. Currently awaiting what comes next.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your proudest moment?   1 Answer

  2.  

    PT RETAIL SALES MERCHANSER Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (New York, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Entire process takes about 5-6 weeks. A short phone interview (20 mins) with Hershey talent recruiter, then a phone interview (1 hour) with hiring managers, then you will be invited to spend a few hours out in field with a current RSM. Finally, a face to face interview (1 hour.) with 2 hiring managers. Once offer is extended its about week for background and drug screening. On boarding is very organized and easy to follow.

    Benefits are great: Part time offers paid holidays, paid time off, 401k with company match. Milage reimbursement.

    Interview Questions

    • STAR based interview format, mostly surround sales situations, accomplishments, how you may have had to change direction to meet a goal.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Hourly rate appeared to be firm and hours are strictly held to 20 hours a week.

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    Retail Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at The Hershey Company.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email within a week saying I had not been selected. I found this odd that I wasn't even considered for an interview since I was applying for a job I am basically doing now with another company.

    I received one of those canned emails that said I was selected and gave no reason why.

    Overall I was very disappointed that I wasn't even given a chance to interview.

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    RSR Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company.

    Interview

    Found the job on their career website. Sent in my resume and was contacted the next day for a phone interview. A few Star questions followed by a video interview where you answer pre recorded questions and have 3 minutes to record your answer with no retries. Waiting for the next phase which is a field day followed by an interview with a higher up manager.

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    Retail Sales Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with a recruiter. In person interview with hiring Sales Manager and District Sales Manager. Informal interview, very relaxed. Asked many stock type interview questions like strengths and weaknesses. Got a phone call same day after interview with an offer.

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  6.  

    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hazle Township, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (Hazle Township, PA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    elaborate car interview, with a lot of questions that have nothing to do with the job itself all in all it was a joke and showed the way the management ran the plant. I was not happy with the overall interview process.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    the compensation was not worth all the extra overtime that was included with accepting the offer


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Retail Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (San Marcos, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Found Hersheys at my college job fair. Did the initial interview which was pretty much all situational questions and just some about the company and any questions i had. Then there was a field day, which was so much fun! you really get to see what it is they do everyday. After that there was a second interview with more situational questions, and now a skype interview. Haven't done the skype interview yet but will soon! long process but worth it in my opinion

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you where in a win win situation? use STAR to answer   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time where you persuaded someone to do something?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company in April 2016.

    Interview

    The first step isn't a phone interview or a skype interview. Rather, they have you do a pre-recorded video interview. Regardless of the questions, this is a terrible way to start a relationship with a candidate.

    After submitting the recorded video, I was told I would hear back within a week. After waiting for a week, it took a follow-up call to find out that I was "not in the first round of interviews". It wasn't until several weeks beyond that that I received an email telling me I was not progressing further.

    Pre-recorded interviews are terrible, and tell the candidate that they may not be worth the company's time.

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    Information Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    One interview on campus and four other interviews on-site with senior managers. On campus interview is a technical round where one senior manager and an analyst tests the technical skills relevant to the job position. The on-site interviews are more of a behaviour/personality based interview and the CIO of the company participates in the process

    Interview Questions

    • How do you keep yourself updated with the latest information?   1 Answer

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    Overnight Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (New York, NY) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was simple and I had a feeling that they would give the job to anybody that meets minimum requirements as a decent human being. It is a simple job so I didn't expect anything more than that. After the interview they make security check and drug testing, once you past that, you are hired.

    Interview Questions

    • what is your expected wage?   1 Answer

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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Executive Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA

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