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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  • the work life balance could be better (in 40 reviews)

  • You can only really be successful at the company if you're willing to relocate cities every 18-24 months (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "RSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Iconic Brands"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Iconic brands, potential for growth, striving to be socially responsible and good benefits.

    Cons

    Its a larger company with a focus on the shareholders interests top of mind. Nothing new for a public company, but still a reality.

  3. "Working at The Reese Plant"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people, great pay.

    Cons

    Alot of worked hours. If you are a family person, this isn't the place for you.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "ASR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASR (Area Sales Representative)
    Current Employee - ASR (Area Sales Representative)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You make your own schedule
    Company car
    Company Computer
    Company Ipad
    Company gives $25 allowance per/mo for phone bill
    Never go into an office
    Samples

    Cons

    Always driving so higher chances of getting tickets
    When its raining, the driving and walking in n out of accounts isn't fun
    can get a bit repetitive
    Its not difficult but there isn't as much training as you would like

    Advice to Management

    More training, less micromanaging


  5. "Retail Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Positive company culture, nice company benefits/perks such as a new company car and generous vacation package, high visibility of company procedures

    Cons

    Expect to work 50 hours a week year round. Competition for promotions is aggressive, and relocation is mandatory


  6. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Derry, PA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Derry, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will make decent money and they offer good benefits. They offer a nice modern facility to work and decent amenities.

    Cons

    If you work in the administration side, the hours are good. If you work in the production line, you will be required to work over time.


  7. "Great company, but some things need to be changed"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -New executive leaderships perspectives/strategies
    -Great iconic brands
    -Base salary is rewarding
    -Company growth opening more career growth opportunities
    -Career opportunities provide means of traveling to various parts of the US
    -Family culture

    Cons

    -Very demanding work schedule during holiday months
    -Disparity among departmental expectations in work schedules and HR tasks
    -Annual incentive is often impacted negatively by uncontrollable metrics
    -Current strategy for growth places more pressure on individual business units and departments than others
    -Expectation to relocate states or regions in order for career progression
    -Relocation package
    -Strategic shifts place heavy pressure on sales organization to react rather than work off a plan

    Advice to Management

    -As the company works to change the culture and expectations that have created retention issues, senior leadership MUST adopt new policies without double standards from prior cultural work habits.
    -In order to create a true sales minded organization, provide more individual based metrics for annual, quarterly incentives.
    -Truly instate strategy for regional or state based career progression to retain current employees or find top quality job candidates.
    -Transparency is very important. Continue to provide communication to all levels of the organization!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Weird Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - RSM
    Former Employee - RSM
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Decent hourly wage, good mileage reimbursement

    Cons

    Management for the part time RSM positions are new managers-lots of emails, this position cannot be accomplished in the mandatory 20 hr per week work schedule-management style allows no questions, if you do ask them Watch Out - you'll be harassed from that time on!

    Advice to Management

    What type of management style is the company encouraging? I experienced no coaching, just management by intimidation. Promises for advice in working my area efficiently were never delivered.


  9. "Production Operator"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Benefits are good and pay.

    Cons

    Work a lot!!!! Not a good balance of work and family life. Have most holidays off, but not always guaranteed to get them off depending on what line you work on.

    Advice to Management

    Come out on the floor more and actually interact with operators and get feedback.


  10. "Hard to Make Friends"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is relevant and the respect for the role is there. The company actually looks at all aspects of a product performance to make decisions.

    Cons

    The people are not open and inviting. It may be the PA culture. It's hard to make friends and people are not willing to invite you into their group.

    Advice to Management

    It will be hard to retain top talent from the outside if the culture remains as it is.


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