"Our work with cocoa communities in the region spans decades" (Hershey CEO John Bilbrey)
"Our work with cocoa communities in the region spans decades" (Hershey CEO John Bilbrey)
Old factory transformed into industrial-chic
A LEADER IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Continuing Milton Hershey’s legacy of commitment to consumers, communities and children, we provide high-quality Hershey products while conducting our business in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. At Hershey we’re dedicated to engaging in fair and ethical business dealings in the global marketplace, minimizing our impact on the environment, fostering a desirable place to work and making a positive impact on the society and local communities where we live and operate.
BIG, FUN BRANDS
From its roots in central Pennsylvania, The Hershey Company has grown into a powerful global brand that delivers happiness to millions of individuals every day. Our products are marketed in over 50 countries and embody a spirit of genuine joy that is not only available to consumers of all ages, but can also be found in our offices and employees.
STABILITY & STRONG FINANCIAL GROWTH
It feels good to win and we do it often. In fact, in the US we hold leadership positions in mints (Ice Breakers), chocolate (Hershey’s / Kisses) and sugar confectionery (Twizzlers). Our strong market share has fueled several quarters of growth for Hershey during one of the most challenging economies in recent history. Click the link below to learn more.
FRIENDLY, PROUD & COLLABORATIVE CULTURE
When you talk to employees at Hershey you get a sense of the deep pride they have for the organization to which they belong. Our culture is built on the desire to deliver joy, a value that can be seen in the way we work, play and contribute to our communities. The Hershey Company is more than just chocolate; it’s a global entity that respects its role in the marketplace and is focused on making the world--and the office--a better place to be.
OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVANCE GLOBALLY
Hershey’s recent acquisitions and strong worldwide investments are signs of our imminent and large scale international growth. We’re building teams focused on extending our imprint on key global markets, and we are excited to make international employment opportunities available to our growing workforce.
At Hershey, goodness is about more than our products. Sharing that goodness with the individuals and communities we touch is—and has always been—at the core of our company and the people that work here.
For 120 years, Hershey’s business has been guided by the values of fair and ethical business practices, environmental stewardship, fostering a positive workplace and impacting society for the better.
Good business is operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner while appropriately managing our company assets and upholding our shareholder interests.
A better world starts with good business practices. Good business is the foundation from which shared goodness grows. From how we responsibly source our materials to fostering diverse work environments, environmental stewardship and transparent, ethical operations—everything we do begins here.
Better life is what we’re fostering as we focus our resources and efforts to positively impact our communities, employees and stakeholders.
Helping others helps us grow. Through our communities, employees and stakeholders, our commitment to giving back helps others who are truly in need—and helps us recognize what really matters. By making a positive impact where we live and work, we create a better life for our stakeholders and ourselves.
Bright future is what we’re creating by extending our legacy and commitment to education and through a focus on nutrition for children in need.
Unlocking tomorrow's potential today. Living up to your potential is an opportunitiy everyone should have. But some never get the chance. That’s why we’re focusing our energy and resources on our education and nutrition initiatives for underserved children—to build a bright future for those who need it most.
THE MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL
The School is administered by Hershey Trust Company, Hershey’s largest shareholder, making the students of Milton Hershey School direct beneficiaries of Hershey’s success. This means a portion of each purchase benefits children in need.
For more information on Milton Hershey, his legacy or the Milton Hershey School, go to www.mhs-pa.org or www.thehersheylegacy.com.
TOTAL REWARDS AT HERSHEY
Hershey counts on innovative, creative and hard-working employees to keep us on the leading edge. We reward employees with a highly competitive, market-driven program of compensation and benefits.
A partial list of The Hershey Company's Total Rewards is below:
Hershey proudly sponsors the following Business Resource Groups:
The Asian Business Resource Group fosters a corporate-wide environment that leverages the cultures, values, consumer insights, and business insights of Asian employees. The Asian Affinity Group will also champion the growth, development and success of Asian employees to enhance company performance.
The African American Business Resource Group fosters an environment where African American employees are included, supported, developed, and challenged to achieve their professional and personal potential; while maximizing their contribution to the overall goals and objectives of The Hershey Company.
The Women’s Business Resource Group promotes and facilitates positive change around women’s issues through enhanced networking and development opportunities, work/life integration programs and education for all employees, delivering positive benefits for The Hershey Company.
The Latino Business Resource Group fosters a culture that integrates diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the business through education, community service, and social interaction.
The Veteran’s Business Resource Group contributes to the delivery of a superior value proposition by promoting communication among veterans within the company, educating employees on the skills and experience of military vets and supporting veterans transitioning to the civilian work force within the company.
PRISM is a resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees and an alliance for all employees of The Hershey Company. PRISM plays a broader role to improve the quality of our work environment for all employees.
The Abilities First Business Resource Group supports Hershey in becoming an industry leader in providing opportunities for people with diverse abilities and unique needs by educating employees and the community, cultivating a support network and advocating for a welcoming culture that is inclusive of people with disabilities.
The GenH Business Resource Group provides valuable networking and educational opportunities for young professionals, promotes social responsibility and positively impacts The Hershey Company’s success.
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Advice to Management
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at The Hershey Company (Hershey, PA).
Screening is pretty stringent, as you might imagine. If you get a call, you've already made it past an external candidate filtering service and the initial pass from HR. Next, you'll likely do a video interview. The live one is pretty good with few technical difficulties. This may be with 3 people (one at a time) not usually more. The recorded one is awkward, but be yourself and try to seem relaxed. Reviewing managers will tend to be forgiving, knowing how awkward these are - but you can easily select yourself out at this point. Don't make basic mistakes like having a pile of laundry in the background, or interviewing where these is a lot of noise (turn off the washing machine, etc.). Live interviews will be with someone from HR, the hiring manager (usually the person you'll work for, of course) and 3-5 of their peers. Be prepared to be there a while, and don't be shy about needing to use the facilities or get a cup of coffee (someone will usually think to offer - but sometimes you are jammed into an already busy schedule and this is "extra" for that person). One person should conduct an interview focused on your skill and ability to actually do the job - they'll be an expert or as close as they have to it on the subject. The others will likely focus on your fit with the team, culture, and other intangibles that will determine if you'll be a good hire. The debrief between reviewers will be immediate and complete. Overall, it's a well-run process in most cases (it will seem slow, but understand that there are a lot of moving parts). They don't tend to be high-stress interviews, as the culture is fairly positive.