The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
Michele Buck
249 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people working for the company(in 56 reviews)

  • "Nice work life balance for employee(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes at stake(in 52 reviews)

  • "Long hours, the schedule can change at any time(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Incredible Experience and Team

      Oct 10, 2020 - Retail Sales Representative in Waco, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I learned so much from my time with Hershey. Each team member is passionate about what they do and it makes your goals that much more exciting. I felt cared about by the company and will always remember my job there fondly.

      Cons

      This isn't a con for me but just something to let others know, you're going to be working with your hands, building display, heaving heavy boxes of candy throughout every holiday season of the year, if that doesn't sound exhilarating to you, then this job is not for you.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Part Time

      Apr 27, 2021 - Retail Service Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule during daytime hours

      Cons

      No medical benefits for part time employees

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Hershey’s co

      May 3, 2021 - Material Handler in Hazleton, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Insurance is a little expensive but good they have really good breaks and the pay is really good

      Cons

      If you bid on a job to train from within they will pull you off of it to stick back in your old position and if your shift preference is 1st they will put you on third and give new hires first because they don’t know or care how to be fair the union is about as worthless as it gets letting the company slip in a loophole that Hershey has the right to manage so it’s pointless to even ask the union for help and they promise and keep telling us the overtime will get better but it won’t it gets worse they will make you work any shift they feel like and make you work shifts 1 2 3 in a row within a month and the management isn’t any better 12 hour shifts for every employee and 14 days of work to have one day off which they can deny you if they are short and you never know what shift you will be on the following week or if your going to work the weekends upper management all needs to be fired and replaced with someone else who knows how to run factories they have a really high turnover rate which causes even more stress on the current workers would not recommend to anyone with a family because who knows what the next union contract will bring

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      If you are looking for a job where you do not need to use your brain, then this job is for you!

      Apr 16, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative 
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      Pros

      None of the pros are not worth the cons. Pro: company car, decent salary (if your willing to work 60 hour weeks)

      Cons

      Be prepared for how awful this job truly is. No work life balance, you work ridiculous hours to make a decent wage. Your mental health will suffer and your stocking shelves in Walmart's. Your also stocking the products the employees should be stocking but won’t because “candy is not important”. This job is not rewarding in anyway and they are constantly adding new metrics on to make this jobs harder and to force you to work longer hours. The store workers treat you badly, the customers treat you badly, and depending on your team your manager may treat you badly. Very little opportunity to move upward within the company. This is the type of job I would recommend to someone who cannot find anything else. If anyone tells you else wise they are lying to ensure they keep their jobs long enough to find something better and then quit. This job is very repetitive and very brainless.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Opportunity to Improve

      May 9, 2021 - Customer Sales Executive in Hershey, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top brands, training and development resources, category and insights team are a great support.

      Cons

      Goals for compensation are often not tied to factors you can directly impact as a sales rep, there is a strong disconnect between marketing and the sales/supply chain teams creating complexities in planning and delivering on plans.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture and great company - working with Walmart can be volitile

      Apr 6, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Everyone at this company wants you to succeed and will welcome you into any team with open arms. It’s a very low drama easy going team dynamic, with a lot of fun competitiveness.

      Cons

      When Walmart continuously has management and policy changes, that impacts your ability to do your job A LOT. I was told in the interview process we would sell in programs 4 times a year, but we are selling in 3-4x that much - which has really changed the dynamic of the role and our relationships with stores. The pay structure has been designed for people to work 50-55 hours a week, and be available for communication at all times. VERY hard to balance work and life with these hours (plus weekends during holidays)

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Retail sales representative

      May 6, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative in O Fallon, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule with decent pay and yearly bonus

      Cons

      No commission, more merchandising than described

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Hershey RSR review

      Apr 30, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great manager, good pay, great entry level roles, practical sales experience

      Cons

      Working in retail can be difficult

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not to bad

      Apr 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
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      Pros

      Pay is decent and benefits arnt bad.

      Cons

      work/life is terrible. you will work every weekend.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing company culture, great pay and benefits, fun work

      Feb 19, 2021 - Senior Replenishment Planner in Bentonville, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working for the largest candy company in the US (based on annual revenue), is exciting, challenging, and always keeps you on your toes. The brands you have the privilege to represent are bar none. The corporate HQ's was moved into a former Hershey factory and the interior looks like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

      Cons

      The company's priorities align to hitting Wall Street expectations, usually led by demand planning forecasts. This often creates friction on the retailer/customer-facing teams when they have opportunities to increase sales, but are told the product is not available--leading to market share insecurities and (sometimes) contentious relationships with the retailer buyers.

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