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3.8
74%
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
Michele Buck
432 Ratings

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  • "No work life balance(in 52 reviews)
  • "Management is poor and rules change frequently without proper notification to employees.(in 37 reviews)
  • "Long hours (9 to sometimes 12 hour days if you factor in the drives between stores)(in 32 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership is out of touch with the reality of the day to day employee(in 20 reviews)
  • "Lack of onboarding from direct manager(in 19 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    The role depends on how you view it

    Dec 7, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Globally known name with a solid company reputation- great resume builder for any career and fun to tell people that you work for Hershey - Adequate pay for what you are doing, fantastic benefits, company car for personal use as well - Hires recent graduates with little sales experience, so great entry-level opportunity for anyone - Promotion opportunities - Upbeat team culture (if that is something you're in to) - Independence/constantly on your feet (if that is something you're in to) - Opportunities to be creative - Interaction with multiple levels of the company and Opportunities for even the VP to see the work you do in stores

    Cons

    - Long hours (9 to sometimes 12 hour days if you factor in the drives between stores) - Very physically intense job with little to no office or down time: heavy lifting cases of candy, digging thru pallets in chaotic Walmart backrooms, trying to drag pallets and displays of candy around customers without hitting anyone - Dealing with unfriendly and demanding store management (mainly from the Walmart account) who may tell you what your job is rather than respecting you and allowing you to follow the specific priorities that Hershey delegates to you - Relocation all over the country in order to move up, combined with long hours especially during seasons (Halloween/Christmas/Val Day/Easter) makes this job a tough work/life balance - Battling for space and fighting the competitors on the sales floor during seasons - Some reviews will talk this job up, some will tear it down. At the end of the day, you need to evaluate what exactly you want in a career. Some people love this role, others do not. You're in Walmarts and other grocery stores during the day, trying to find great space on the sales floor to display Hershey product. You need to be an outgoing personality type who is comfortable being on your own all day and not afraid to be assertive and fight for space. You also need to be able to power thru with positivity even if you had a rough day with several negative interactions. This role is inherently confrontational, which some people may not like.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Sr. Associate Brand Manager

    Mar 12, 2013 - Senior Associate Brand Manager in Hershey, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are very collaborative and not cut-throat competitive as I have heard of other CPGs. The opportunity for rotation and promotion is abundant.

    Cons

    If you are single you may struggle to find a life outside of work as the city and company environment caters to families.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jul 31, 2021 - Brand Coordinator in Guadalajara, Jalisco
    Recommend
    CEO Approval