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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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Pros
  • "The company ensures that your tasks are workable during office hours so you do get a good work-life balance depending on your priorities" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment" (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance in the office environment" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Manual labor, long hours during seasons, being in retail stores all the time" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexible location and travel- recommend

    Cons

    Work life balance in the office environment


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun place to work at

    Cons

    not much leadership where I worked

  3. "Average employer, horrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, cars, paint, clothing etc.

    Cons

    Work environment is absolutely horrible.


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible
    Strong in Diversity
    0 Tolerance to Bullies at work

    Cons

    Non cons. It's a company where you can feel proud of.


  5. "Productiuon employee"

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    Former Employee - Production Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Production Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and nice people.

    Cons

    Very hot in the summer


  6. "Good job starting out"

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

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

    Pros

    - Company car
    - Flexible schedule
    - Autonomy that you will not get at other entry level jobs
    - They will help you grow whether you want to move up within the company or not, overall good experience especially right out of school if you can block out that your bachelors degree is being put to use stocking shelves in Walmart sometimes...No different from brainless work at other entry level jobs but can feel demeaning and lonely sometimes.
    - Company hires warm and friendly people that will be your managers and colleagues, although you'll only actually see them once every 6-8 weeks.

    Cons

    - You have to relocate to move up (and likely relocate to start as well)
    - Really a glorified merchandiser role at some points
    - Lonely and polarizing

    Advice to Management

    - Most of your reps are living in apartment complexes with tight quarters. Send the pos to stores.
    - Try harder to keep reps in territories closer to their home (will help a lot with turnover)


  7. "Great CSR Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Cares about their mission for the school

    Cons

    Retail often get the shaft despite only having so much control

  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, pay, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Headquarters location is in Hershey, PA which isn’t the most glamorous area


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Entry Level Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    -Fast promotion opportunity if you're able to show your worth.
    -Transparent access to company executives
    -Great benefits
    -Company that is dedicated to building leaders

    Cons

    -The RSR position is hard to quantify how successful you are doing, and you may not feel compensated for your efforts compared to other team members that are not putting in the same effort.
    -If you're a perfect employee and continually get promoted you will have to move to a different location in the company every 2-4 years. Some people really enjoy this, but personally for me it didn't fit what I wanted long term.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your employees. Great company, if I could have got promoted and stayed in the same city I started I would still be with the company. However, I think being a fortune 500 company with customers all over the world Hershey's has to have a team of people willing to transport themselves constantly. It just didn't fit my personal long term goals.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits: 401k, Health insurance, Wellness program, Free Candy :)

    Cons

    * Bureacratic
    * Limited promotions after certain points
    * HR is very limited in International business and GMs ran the show at their own rules.
    * Developed individuals are dismissed if they don't behave as Yes man.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your International resources. Don't let good talent to escape after all the HR investments behind them.