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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  • Competitive environment, need more training, work life balance (in 44 reviews)

  • Long hours, difficult management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (27)

    "RSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSR in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - RSR in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    This position and company is completely underrated. You're not the typical RSR, so much of the business is on your shoulders. There is a lot of data knowledge, maintaining relationships and selling in key displays in this role. Honestly, hershey treats you well and we value our RSR teams more than anyone. We hire internally usually, so starting at this position sets you up that much better for several promotions down the road. The amount of learning that happens in this role is unbelievable, but we hire only the best of the best to take on these roles therefore the things learned in this role are vital for higher positions. Creativity blossoms in this role. Hershey takes care of you.

    -Incomparable benefits package
    -Amazing pay
    -Bonus
    -Car
    -Work IPad
    -Relocation paid for + extra
    -Wonderful Team Members

    Cons

    No cons that I can see really at all. I don't think a lot of people understand how amazing of a company Hershey is, completely underrated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Treating your team like your family will get you, along with other team members, your greatest successes in store numbers and also in bonuses.


  2. "Project Management, Contract Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer/Specialist in Hershey, NE
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer/Specialist in Hershey, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over 30 years with Hershey, about 10 years working as a contract person for top rated Architectural firms, construction and construction management companies.

    Cons

    Many of the customary benefits of working for Hershey such as 401k and availability of gym at noon were not available once I left Hershey

    Advice to Management

    Creativity leads to advantages. With desire and hard work one becomes more creative.

  3. "Awesome Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and stable place to work. Great place to raise family

    Cons

    Boring area for single folks

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are several great people who work at Hershey - but be careful who you can trust.
    Competitive pay.
    I don't "hate" working at Hershey, but I definitely would not recommend a friend to work here.

    Cons

    Hershey does not treat their employees well. Very much an "up or out" mentality with a forced ranking. When the company has not been doing well in meeting company goals and metrics - you will see lower level management blamed and people are often forced out. The Hershey culture is nice and personable to your face, but managers and employees talk about others behind their backs. I have been in meetings where it is very evident that people are being talked about poorly. The retail team fosters an environment of "throwing others under the bus" and they are asked to identify the worst person that they work with.

    Hershey likes to keep up the appearance that they have great values and support families and "deliver smiles" - but the corporate culture does not promote work life balance. I have spoken with many collegues at Hershey who say they are depressed, work until midnight on a daily basis, and are unhappy with their work situation.

    Management often says one thing and then contradicts their direct within a few months. The upper level managers have not set clear direction for the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great hours not being micromanage

    Cons

    You work part time hours but the company gives you a work load like a full time employee


  6. "Retail Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, company car, off on holidays and weekends.

    Cons

    Manual labor, long hours during seasons, being in retail stores all the time


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary and opportunity to earn overtime in a salaried position.

    Cons

    You work 7 days a week 10 hours a Day. No room for advancement, not even to first shift in a similar role so if hired be prepared to be on 2nd or 3rd shift the entire time you are employed in this role. More movement in hourly positions...however it takes years as well. Lots of middle management leaving the company... and for good reason. Horrible work life balance.

  8. "Retail Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Working for a recognized brand, developing field selling experience in major retailers, and rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up within the organization. Office politics plays a big part of career progression. Labor intensive. Requires lots of time merchandising.


  9. "The Hershey Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    401k
    medical
    vision
    flexible hours
    PTO 14 days
    Competitive salary.

    Cons

    no growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Make company able to have further promotions.


  10. "love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    i love here and people dont like it but i do

    Cons

    nothing i dont think there is any

    Advice to Management

    come and work here


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