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Updated Aug 22, 2019

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The Hershey Company CEO Michele Buck
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company for more than 10 years

    Pros

    During my full time career I worked for some of the largest companies in the world ( not food related). I worked for Hershey for 10 years and again retired. I have never had a better work experience. I have to smile at some of the RSR comments. Twenty years from now they will be at the end of the line and wondering what happened. Yes when you start your work career you are expected to do the grunt work before given anymore...

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    Cons

    Well it has been several years since I retired so I am not familiar with current management

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Keeping on

    The Hershey Company2016-07-04
  2. "Go with the Flow"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent and you do get paid for mileage from home. Customer you call on are the best part to make your job better. 4 day work week only 5 hours a day. Can’t have no more than 20 hours. Route is flexible you get to plan your own route for the day. Get paid for our of town meeting to and from your house time starts when you leave and of course mileage. Mileage each day is from your home back to your home....

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    Cons

    Do not expect training to where you understand completely. Have to learn as you go from hiring on. Sales are the biggest part of job. Merchandiser in your title is a joke. Main job is sales. Should be Retail Sales Rep and pay to go with it. No benefits, no paid sick time unless you use vacation. If you have to be off even for inclement weather you must use vacation or personal holiday pay to get your scheduled...

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    Advice to Management

    Upper management and HR get out of office and visit people and territories ask questions. Life as a RSM your money makers is not as glamorous a job as you think. You need to find out all you implement and how it is being handed down to the people. More money please and remove merchandiser from name as we do not have time for merchandising just sales. Meetings need to be where you can express negative as well as positive...

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely horrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work you do is interesting and you get to travel to convenience stores in your area and meet a lot of people. I loved the job, or at least I did before the company sucked all the enjoyment out if it. I worked in two different districts, Atlanta and Charlotte West, and had fantastic coworkers in both. Very exceptional people. I didn't get to see them very often, but seeing them at meetings ended up being the only thing...

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    Cons

    The culture is absolutely horrible. Very hostile work environment with gaslighting and mind games. Someone told us at a sales meeting that the RSM team is a "cheap date" for the company. It is insulting to hear something like that but hey, at least they admit it. They don't pay enough for what you do in this job and it shows how little respect they have for you to say something like that. When I started this job 12 years...

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    Advice to Management

    To paraphrase Ayn Rand...you can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. You can't avoid the consequences of poor business decisions and disrespect. The people who are out in the field every day are the ones who know what is going on. You're not listening and you only hear what you want to hear. You have to start from a place of mutuality and respect. Learn to respect the way people work...

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    The Hershey Company2019-07-14
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for retired professionals who only want to work monday - thursday. Gas reimbursement is average. 401k for part timers as well as vacation days

    Cons

    No chance to work more than 20 hours per week, no chance for any real kind of raise no matter your results or how hard you work. Always having to train your new supervisor because of turnover

    The Hershey Company2016-10-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hershey is ok"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    great well known company, good benefits and fair pay

    Cons

    very corporate. lots of movement with managers.

    The Hershey Company2016-10-13
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great people to work with but the pay was terrible for what you dealt with!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Absolutely loved most of the people that work there, force flex hours were great, employee cookouts in the summer were fun

    Cons

    The new management in retail sucked compared to the old management, the pay is not nearly enough for what you have to do and deal with, favoritism was a HUGE problem

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve

    The Hershey Company2016-06-21
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Retail Sales Mercandiser"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive team dynamic, ample training, work individually and as a team

    Cons

    Witnessed very little opportunity to move up the corporate ladder if not a young college graduate willing to relocate

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your scope of viable candidates considered for promotion.

    The Hershey Company2016-04-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hire good people. Latest technology. Training.

    Cons

    Sales goals are unattainable often. No upwards movement.

    The Hershey Company2016-03-17
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    "ok"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Hershey, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at The Hershey Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty Flexible and Fridays off

    Cons

    In the car for 5 hours a day

    The Hershey Company2016-02-29
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Retail Sales Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Vineland, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great people. Good benefits, 401k, vacation time.

    Cons

    You have to provide your own vehicle. Lots of driving. There is no opportunity to advance in the company or obtain full time status. To be fair, this is told to the employee during the interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Offer RSM's the opportunity to advance to a full time position.

    The Hershey Company2015-10-10
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