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The Hershey Company Retail Sales Representative Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2019

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The Hershey Company CEO Michele Buck
Michele Buck
20 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding, great work life balance, a lot of perks

    Cons

    Have to move locations to get promoted

    The Hershey Company2019-07-11
  2. "-"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits Company car iPad Team dinners paid for

    Cons

    Getting promoted is about a 3/10 chance Very political Working with Walmart is truly horrendous Depending on your manager, you can either be well equipped with skills and support needed to get promoted or not at all Expected to work minimum 10 hours per day You work alone so the job can be lonely

    The Hershey Company2019-07-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and hours and company car

    Cons

    Passive Aggressive and Behind the times

    The Hershey Company2019-07-22
  4. "Great start out of college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for all around

    Cons

    Relocation is a must if you want to promote in any way, any time

    Advice to Management

    Cater to every one individual specifically

    The Hershey Company2019-07-05
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay Hours Company car Medical benefits 401k

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted Dealing with store accounts

    The Hershey Company2019-06-19
  6. "Good job out of college, not long term"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -3 weeks PTO starting - 401 K -Disability insurance -Health, vision dental -Company Car

    Cons

    -Forced Overtime 47+ hours a week -Bonus only if entire company does well no incentive to do well on own -Poor leadership -Few opportunities to promote The job is less of sales and more of stocking and building displays, especially at Easter and Halloween

    Advice to Management

    Incentive sales to individual performance and allow promotion without major relocations

    The Hershey Company2019-06-12
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, bonus, fantastic culture and people

    Cons

    Relocate quite often for career advancement

    The Hershey Company2019-05-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sweet opportunities come to those who work hard."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Outstanding company culture: kind, compassionate, cooperative, and understanding -Best in class retail exscurion -Great opportunity to gain sales experience -Okay to make mistakes -Iconic and fun brands -Great benefits: phone service compensation, solid healthcare, car, business travel reimbursement, iPad, and more -retail execution meetings every 6 weeks or so great for bonding with teammates and identifying business...

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    Cons

    -Relocation necessary for promotion in retail organization, once promoted hours worked typically increases drastically -Dealing with rude managers in stores -Physical labor -At times, more of a glorified shelf stocker than a sales rep -Depending on territory, long drive times -Long hours to work in peak seasons -Certain displays for stores are sent to your house and takes up significant space -70% of the "training"...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide better training opportunities to new RSRs. Perhaps a more traditional training period at home office.

    The Hershey Company2019-03-14
  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Hershey Company takes care of its employees!

    Cons

    Very labor intensive, less sales oriented

    The Hershey Company2019-03-11
  10. Helpful (2)

    "RSR is another term for Walmart Worker."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair salary for the job duties & excellent benefits. Ability to earn 15 hours of overtime each week for a total of a 55 hour work week.

    Cons

    Lots of driving often 500 miles a week. No help out at retail. Building displays and stocking shelves all on your own. To many responsibilities out at retail with no help to get them done. This is especially true during the seasons. Halloween & Easter are the worst. Little room for advancement. To much emphasis is placed on computer applications & not enough emphasis is placed on developing the skills of each...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest more time & resources into the sales force & not sales applications.

    The Hershey Company2019-03-20
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