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The Hershey Company

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Updated Jun 26, 2022

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3.8
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
Michele Buck
423 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people that are very committed to the company.(in 104 reviews)
  • "Had good benefits and lots of Discounts(in 92 reviews)
  • "Pay is good and higher than many on PA.(in 81 reviews)
  • "Great history and culture and legacy(in 39 reviews)
  • "clean enviroment and good salary(in 19 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great culture!

    Jun 25, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hybrid work options, inclusive, great products, challenging work

    Cons

    none that I can think of

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A great opportunity for recent grads, there is tons of opportunities to move up with the company in all aspects.

    Apr 4, 2022 - Retail Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you accept the position you will received a lump sum of $3000 to be relocated. If overtime, you will be paid at a rate of 1.5 times your normal rate of pay for each hour worked in excess 40 hours in one workweek. You get small bonuses throughout each season and the big end of the year bonus is the one that can highly increase your salary depending on how well the company preformed that year, in my case I only worked 4 months with the company in 2021 so I just received a percentage of the total bonus. I received $5000 for my yearly bonus, however of course if you work the full year you will receive 100% of the bonus. You receive a company car and get reimbursement for gas, travel expenses such as hotel, food, phone bill etc. really flexible with vacation time and or sick days. Finally, you don’t have a boss telling you what to do all day long, yes we are expected to show and give results, but is always nice to work at your pace while showing results.

    Cons

    You have to work with the management in your stores, which most of them tend to be disrespectful, have a bad attitude and are not the friendliest (not all of the). There is a lot of merchandising going on in this job, which they don’t really tell you during the interviews.

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Hard Work

    Jun 26, 2022 - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This job (and company) gives you back what you put into it. If you work hard you will be recognized and have the potential to promote. Great benefits like a company car and great pay to reward you for your efforts. Great company that is growing continuously and recruits good hearted people.

    Cons

    You are a literal workhorse - 60+ hour weeks, admin work at home, driving 5+ hours a day, merchandising aka lifting 50 lb boxes and pulling 500 lb pallets at Walmart. Only way to promote is to move (usually states away) If you promote the work life balance will only get worse

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee

    STAY AWAY

    May 28, 2022 - Manufacturing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Some nice co-workers to share your miserable day with.

    Cons

    Corporate management is HORRIBLE. it all starts with the current CEO's delusional vision to make an absurd amount money with absolutely no care about how it will affect every single hourly employees life in a negative way. Some of supervisors are nice people but most of the them on the floor don't have a clue on how to manage let alone do your job. They're just cracking the whip with orders from the plant manager who has ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE. OVERTIME is absolutely INSANE but you'll never see the plant manager or office people working the overtime hours that you have to. It's bankers hours for them or even sometime less. Machinery runs like garbage most of the time. Your safety means nothing. Every day is always about the numbers. Last but not least, the Union (UFCW1776) does absolutely nothing for you. They side with the company 99% of the time, the only time they'll side with you is if you're going to be terminated for points, then they'll get you another chance because they don't want to lose their $20 a week union dues you're paying to them for doing nothing for you.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company for marketing career development, but outdated stance on remote work holding it back

    Apr 21, 2022 - Senior Associate Brand Manager 
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    Pros

    - Great people, culture and values - Emphasis on general management and business ownership within the marketing org - Cool projects, iconic brands and big budgets - Talented and committed cross-functional partners - Category leader with a strong performance track record, especially since 2019

    Cons

    - Low compensation vs other top tier CPG companies. Bonus immaterial until manager pay grade and no stock options until much more senior levels. Didn't even attempt to match inflation with 2022 cost of living adjustment. - Isolating location for single people and those without nearby family - Outdated stance on remote work within marketing (you're required to live near Hershey) despite the company operating fully remotely for two years during the pandemic. However, flex work is an improvement vs pre-COVID - Location is a major impediment for attracting and retaining diverse talent. Significant DE&I efforts have taken place, but real change won't happen until the talent pool is broadened via remote work - Great early career exposure and training, but advancement path narrows quickly past manager level due to smaller org size

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