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The Hershey Company CEO Michele Buck
Michele Buck
111 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great people, lots of opportunities(in 50 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, cars, paint, clothing etc(in 33 reviews)

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

  • "When you try to leave after 1 year and 11 months they will sue you for relocation(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    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

    The Hershey Company2018-05-30
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, bonus, fantastic culture and people

    Cons

    Relocate quite often for career advancement

    The Hershey Company2019-05-22
  3. "No OT"

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    Current Employee - Tour Ride Attendant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Heavy Discounts on Food and Merchandise

    Cons

    No OT Guest is always right

    Advice to Management

    More OT for 18+ employees

    The Hershey Company2019-05-14
  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits, fun place and people

    Cons

    Some retail accounts were time demanded

    The Hershey Company2019-05-09
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Money Good but the Culture is Toxic"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great Pay (above the level for the Harrisburg,PA area.)

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs since 2015. Toxic culture in IT. Slow decision making, and execution and delivery is questionable. Internal employee politics and infighting. Hershey utilizes the Jack Welch GE management style.

    Advice to Management

    Change the passive aggressive culture and focus on people. Employee productivity will continue to downward spiral unless you have a serious cultural shift and stop the lay offs

    The Hershey Company2019-05-02
  6. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Ogden, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work with an amazing group of people. Benefits from day one.

    Cons

    Lots of boxes to haul

    The Hershey Company2019-04-17
  7. "The best entry job"

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    Current Employee - RSR in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company car Opportunity to grow Career development Help stores/company succeed

    Cons

    Isolating Physical labor during seasons

    Advice to Management

    Add commission besides seasonal bonus

    The Hershey Company2019-04-10
  8. "Best Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Barback 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great environment. Very helpful people

    Cons

    This company has no cons.

    The Hershey Company2019-03-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No help"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    The company as a whole values the employees. The pay is excellent.

    Cons

    The leadership is bias to hiring temporary employees. They work hard for months and years without every getting on permanent. The business unit managers are not knowledgeable about their areas and where given there jobs because of who they know as the leader. They will not hire anybody with the potential to make the company better in fear of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to contract employees they work just as hard as the permanent ones.

    The Hershey Company2019-04-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sweet opportunities come to those who work hard."

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

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Outstanding company culture: kind, compassionate, cooperative, and understanding -Best in class retail exscurion -Great opportunity to gain sales experience -Okay to make mistakes -Iconic and fun brands -Great benefits: phone service compensation, solid healthcare, car, business travel reimbursement, iPad, and more -retail execution meetings every 6 weeks or so great for bonding with teammates and identifying business...

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    Cons

    -Relocation necessary for promotion in retail organization, once promoted hours worked typically increases drastically -Dealing with rude managers in stores -Physical labor -At times, more of a glorified shelf stocker than a sales rep -Depending on territory, long drive times -Long hours to work in peak seasons -Certain displays for stores are sent to your house and takes up significant space -70% of the "training"...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide better training opportunities to new RSRs. Perhaps a more traditional training period at home office.

    The Hershey Company2019-03-14
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