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Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance was difficult (in 35 reviews)

  • You have to be willing to relocate every 18-24 months to move up in the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Research Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Iconic brands, socially responsible company, competitive compensation and benefits, career development opportunities

    Cons

    Lean staffing in several departments, around the clock work culture

    Advice to Management

    reduce quantity of after hours emails


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Brands and great heritage. Compensation package is competitive with other CPG companies. Hershey is a great place to raise a family, but challenging for single employees.

    Cons

    Hershey has evolved over the past several years from a company that was a great place to work to an environment that is unproductive, unfocused and in a downward spiral. They recruit new employees and state that there is work/life balance -- that is absolutely not true. There is work and then rework because senior leaders don't know what they want and how to achieve sustainable growth. Employees live in fear for their jobs while strong performers with institutional knowledge are being downsized or managed out. I used to be proud to say I worked for The Hershey Company, but am glad I was able to choose to leave and have no regrets.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused on driving organic growth and stop the "spinning". Reward employees that challenge the status quo and think outside of the box. Change is needed at the top --


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All my colleagues throughout my internship at the home office and in my full time position as an RSR were outstanding - they helped train you well and were extremely patient - absolutely loved the two managers I had during my time there

    Cons

    You can only really be successful at the company if you're willing to relocate cities every 18-24 months

    Advice to Management

    Take away the mandatory relocation - you lose out on a lot of great talent and people who truly love the company


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Always Cleaning House"

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits even for part time workers

    Cons

    Always changing performance evaluations do not fit certain job titles

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your performance reviews match up to the job the person is doing. Not everyone is supporting the top level executive. Some people actually do the work to make other people look good


  5. "Great Place to learn!"

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    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a willingness to teach anyone different things. They are very organized. Scheduling is easy to use and easy to request off.

    Cons

    A lot of young kids so not too much dedication to their jobs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great brands, terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome brands. Everyone loves them. Great to tell people at parties you work there.

    Cons

    Terrible culture. INternally competive. Sweatshop. Negative leadership tone. Seems likely to get worse with recent leadership changes.


  7. "Not Everything In The Media Is true"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hershey, PA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and casual dress code, most people can wear jeans every day.

    Cons

    Not everything told to the media is completely true. Recent down sizing wasn't just international it is also local and they don't totally have equality in pay, there are males getting paid more for doing the same job or sometimes a lower level job than a woman and age does matter. It doesn't seem to matter when they are looking at hiring or who to let go it will usually be the younger people get kept or hired for a position so they may promote that they are EEO they really aren't.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach to the media.


  8. "Intelligent Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very engaged leadership, strong brand and motivated employees.

    Cons

    Going through a lot of change, self-starters and motivated employees do well, others not so much


  9. "Good company, good values"

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    Current Employee - Packaging in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Packaging in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome new office space, good people as a general rule. As this any company you have the typical office politics

    Cons

    Under staffed, and looking to make more efficiency gains constantly adding contractors. Not much else bad to say. Good company

    Advice to Management

    Use full time employees. They will be more loyal and the long term experience will be more beneficial for the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Who wouldn't love to work around chocolate. Great brands!

    Cons

    Leadership biases and slow career movement unless you have been chosen for a fast track

    Advice to Management

    Remember that people are at the heart of making the business successful. Be fair and reward good people and work.


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