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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  • the work life balance could be better (in 39 reviews)

  • Long hours, mostly seven day work week (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not micro-managed, and a lot of benefits( corporate car, credit card, medical benefits). Great first job for people straight out of college plus Hershey looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    A LOT of merchandising!! You spend a majority of your time in Walmart supercenters stocking shelves and chasing around store managers who don't want to work with you and can make your job way harder than what it has to be. Work life balance is difficult during busy seasons like Halloween and Easter. During those times you're working 50+ hour weeks and required to work Saturdays. Also you regularly work 47.5 hours a week so work life balance is always tough. It can be really demeaning work sometimes so you definitely have to check your ego at the door.

    Advice to Management

    More training would be helpful especially since you're working by yourself most of the time. Also adding more reps so the territories aren't so big.


  2. "CDM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    it was an excellent culture

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

  3. "Very Good Training Ground"

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

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

    Pros

    Because Hershey is quite a small company compared to its peers, employees will have a good chance of having an overview of the business from whatever role they are in.

    Hershey does offer one of the most flexible work arrangements (work from home, offset days)

    Cons

    Due to its size, career opportunities are very limited, and employees must be willing to do the same role for quite some time before they can expect a meaningful career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen career succession planning


  4. Helpful (1)

    "RSR"

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

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

    Pros

    Company car, good benefits, good pay for what you do. They pay for car insurance and any rental car if something happens to your fleet vehicle.

    An exciting company filled with a lot of young, passionate people.

    You get to own your territory, no one works there except for you so it is a good way to make a name for yourself.

    Cons

    Advancement as an RSR is different for each employee. A good portion of RSRs were interns at one point, and I had a more senior member of the company tell me that many hiring managers would rather take an intern even if you have more experience in the field. It almost feels like they string you along for your 2 years (if you get a relocation package) promising a "big wave of promotions in the next couple months."

    The regional sales meetings are fun (depending on your DM), but these can also ruin your career. Once you have a reputation with the company it is basically impossible to shake it.

    You get worked like a dog. All OT is voluntary but it feels more like an expectation. Most of the territories they have set up are built around 50+ hours of work/week not including travel. Difficult to maintain a good work/life balance with how unpredictable this job can be.

    You also spend all day in grocery stores, pretty challenging that Hershey requires a college degree but you get bossed around by Walmart managers.

    Also working by yourself all day can get pretty lonely, especially if your district isn't close.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company car for field sales reps, ipad provided, dynamic work environment

    Cons

    Pay, Retail work environment, opportunity for growth


  6. "Hersheys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and better customers

    Cons

    mainly a tourist attraction, super busy.

    Advice to Management

    do a better job of paying employees market averages


  7. "Okay company in Central PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Strong in compensation and benefits

    Cons

    A leader in the US candy market but weak leadership lurching from failed attempts in snacks, international, premium chocolate, etc.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, Advancement Opportunities, Benefits

    Cons

    Leadership stresses work life balance, but there is none. Senior Leadership often promoting people based on favoritism vs merit or best fit


  9. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you need a job this job is typical.

    Cons

    No advancement and the company doesn't care about your well-being.

    Advice to Management

    High turnover rate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company, struggling to evolve but the core is there."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Great history and core values. Strong portfolio of brands. People want to win together, strong culture.

    Cons

    Company changing, losing its sense of self and purpose. Single category and country company struggling to evolve.

    Advice to Management

    Clear sense of vision that adapts to changing market conditions. More visible to employees, get out of the C-suite wing.


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