The Hershey Company - Good experience, but quite disorganized when handling interns | Glassdoor
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"Good experience, but quite disorganized when handling interns"

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Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Hershey, PA
Former Employee - Web Developer Intern in Hershey, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Friendly people
- Low to Medium stress levels

Cons

- Too formal at times.
- Tools are not very up-to-date.
- Onboarding is a long & painful process.

Advice to Management

Interns need to be placed into the position they were accepted for. Many specific positions were posted yet interns were shuffled around far too often once employed.

Other Employee Reviews for The Hershey Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enthusiastic team members really made the experience worthwhile and interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free candy! Career advancement and benefits

    Cons

    The city of Hershey isn't very large and lacks the atmosphere of a larger city that is more appealing to young professionals

    Advice to Management

    Monitor the supply chain and be aware of potential PR issues


  2. Helpful (19)

    "More Merchandising, Less Selling"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Orange, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Management is understanding for time needed off. Vacation increases each year. Company car and paid insurance. No office to report to. Good job out of college for first year.

    Cons

    Was hired as a sales rep and I do more merchandising than selling. Everything is sold in at headquarter level. There is so much sold in that you won't have a chance to sell. You have to deal with ignorant store managers that don't want anything to do with you. Your job is to get all candy that is sent in out of the back room and on to the sales floor. Seems easy right? it's not. Everyday you will fight with store managers to obtain display space so you can HELP them clean up their backrooms. At the same time you are working next to all these vendors making $10 an hour, yet you are supposed to feel professional. Did I mention all the Hershey reps need a bachelors degree? You are sweaty, you work in walmarts, and there is no brain work required.

    All the account mangers can't keep up with their jobs so they are always messing up on information making you look stupid in stores with pricing errors and relative information. They each have their own agenda and think you are their slaves when in their accounts, forgetting that you only have an hour in each store.

    Now for what you do at home!
    After working 9 hours in the field you come home to doing an average of 1.5 hours of emails and paper work. If you are trying to get promoted you are probably doing 3 hours. They send you so many boxes of coupons, (which you have no clue what account they are for due to lack of communication), so they end up sitting in your house till they expire. They send tons of huge displays that take up half of your garage. Your car is filled to the brim with displays so you look like a pack rat while driving. you need interenet to work but they don't pay for it, you need a cell to work but don't contribute to that. They used to let you have free candy but they took that away. If you are lucky you won't have a micromanager.

    Everyday I feel that I am behind, yet I'm a very hard worker. One of the top 10% in the company. You will always have Hershey on your mind when sleeping, on weekends, and on vacation. If they did not pay so well out of college, I would have been gone a long time ago.

    As far as promotions go....Management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Let the sales reps run their territory like it should be run. You always say the sales reps are their own CEO of their territory yet you dictate when, where, and how. Get rid of the pay scale and let the best person for each job apply, you will open up more opportunity for people who don't want to move or want to pursue other jobs besides the job right above them on the pay scale. Pay for cell phones and internet. You don't pay for offices so pay for the necessities for the reps in home offices. Give half days on Fridays so we don't have 4 hours of weekend work.

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