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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  • Work-life balance was difficult (in 34 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. Helpful (1)

    "RSR"

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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. "Merchandising"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management I worked initially with was very nice and helpful. She was my trainer also.
    Meetings a couple times per year with upper management that listen.
    401K even as a part time employee

    Cons

    Management for the merchandising position is constantly changing b/c they're getting prompted.
    There are no options to advance being a merchandiser.

    Advice to Management

    An amazing Merchandiser could be management material. That should be considered.

  3. "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car for field sales reps, ipad provided, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Pay, Retail work environment, opportunity for growth


  4. "Moulding Operator"

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    Former Employee - Moulding Operator in Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Moulding Operator in Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits aren't all that bad.

    Cons

    Work work work. There is no place for advancement unless your a favorite. Overworked and treated like crap from higher ups..management doesn't care about employees and union Doesn't help anyone either. All they want is their pockets lined heavy and thick. Also don't think about getting sick because they will look for reasons to fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors and put a padlock on that sh*t.


  5. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (12)

    "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 --

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Be Aware!"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time

    Pros

    Time off
    Tasting the different chocolates

    Cons

    Supervisors are little to no help even when overwhelmed
    Low hours
    Low pay especially for the amount of hours given
    No teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the type of people you hire especially for managerial roles. Hire team oriented people that are willing to actually help the employees. Overnight should be compensated more for the amount of work and the little amount of hours given.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Always Cleaning House"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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