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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  • "Work life balance in the office environment" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Long hours, difficult management" (in 16 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. "Food service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time

    Pros

    The workplace was tidy as well as the coworkers

    Cons

    There were no major downsides to working here

  3. "RSM"

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    Current Employee - RSM in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - RSM in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Powerful brand, great support, great culture, best part-time job ever.

    Cons

    Absolutely can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great culture and support going.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, hard work"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and working with an industry leader makes sales in this role much easier. Hershey gives you all the tools to be successful, and give great benefits to the job.

    Cons

    The nature of the position requires lots of time in field. You do not get paid until you start your first call, regardless of distance from home. Some days may begin at 6am if you’re looking to start by 7am. Days are generally 10-12 hours long in field.

    Advice to Management

    I think the base salary needs to be a bit higher for the demand of the reps, over time, this position has been asked to do more and more in terms of merchandising.


  5. "Retail Sales Representative"

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

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    - Independent days
    - company car

    Cons

    - long hours
    - Working in Walmart daily with little respect from employees
    - Labor entensive, moving heaving boxes and building displays
    - High stress during holidays

    Advice to Management

    - Be less restrictive in regards to hitting analytics when your employee is leading your entire team's growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company but a Terrible Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great management, great company to work for, company car, great annual bonus, ample opportunity for promotion after 18 months.

    Cons

    As a Retail Sales Representative you will essentially be stocking shelves in Walmart with your Bachelor's degree. You will have to deal with uneducated Walmart employees on a daily basis and get no respect from anyone. You work alone every day and don't have many local coworkers to befriend. You are told you will be doing "sales" but in reality you are stocking shelves.

    Just be aware that if you sign the 2 year relocation contract, you will be stuck in this miserable position for two years.


  7. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility and ability to make your own schedule

    Cons

    you cannot get promoted unless you plan to move any where nationally

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and the work itself is fun. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Managers are valued more than individual contributors, and then the company wonders why everyone wants to be a manager. Pay bands area set by job and not how much experience you have or how good you are. Good luck moving into a higher band unless someone ahead of you retires or dies. Manager bands are 10-20% bonus while most others are stuck with a 2% bonus.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to focus more on safety. She never mentions it, and our safety record is horrible. Increase 2% bonus to 5%. and balance managers and individual contributors better.


  9. "Too much turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Free candy in the conference rooms

    Cons

    Too much turnover in the company


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It was a good place to start pur of college, but not a good place for a long term career."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Pay was great, you work independently, well known company, hands on work, opportunities to develop strong business relationships and build on sales skills.

    Cons

    Management is either really great, or terrible-no in between and that really makes the job enjoyable or terrible. They are strict on time management and track your every move. The company overall is lacking clear direction. This is a merchandising intensive job, you are expected to build in store displays and fill product to shelves. Dealing with and working in Walmart is really what lead me to leave the job, they are terrible to work with. Promotions are given on favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Gain a clear vision of your path, and provide your employees with more and better paths to promotion.


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