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Updated Nov 15, 2021

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3.9
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
Michele Buck
485 Ratings

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  • "No work life balance(in 50 reviews)
  • "Management is poor and rules change frequently without proper notification to employees.(in 39 reviews)
  • "Long hours (9 to sometimes 12 hour days if you factor in the drives between stores)(in 27 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 18 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great benefits!

    Nov 15, 2021 - Sales Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great pay and work life balance. They give a lot of pto starting out and great paid sick days. With such a physical job, it was nice to be able to take a sick day to recover and go back to work at 100%.

    Cons

    It’s understandable, with such a large company, that promotions mean you will move almost anywhere in the US. That can be a pro for some and a con for others.

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  2. 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 
    Recommend
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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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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Nov 10, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    One of the best cultures around in the business world.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be difficult at times.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good place to work

    Sep 13, 2021 - Staff Process Engineer in Hershey, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great engagement with brand and customer. It's a wonderful feeling making food that puts smiles on peoples faces. High quality management.

    Cons

    Travel is well in excess of 50% for engineering. work/life balance is poor compared to peers.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Misleading Job Title and Duties

    Oct 13, 2021 - Retail Sales Representative 
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    Pros

    Company Car (which you still pay for) Independent Work Reputable, well-known company

    Cons

    Below average pay- unless you are working a ton of overtime, its hard to make ends meet. This is NOT a sales job. If you are looking for sales experience out of college, look elsewhere. All you do is merchandise in Walmarts. You spend anywhere from 3-8 hours in one Walmart and just doing their job for them. The Walmart store managers are extremely demanding and seems like theres a disconnect between Hershey and Walmart when it comes to our job duties. The "selling" is getting recommended order sizes from corporate and being incentivized with a $20 jacket. No commission for anything you "sell" in and the bonus structure is not based on individual performance. Manager over my team lead through fear and would tell us the team hated us when we did not sell in 100% to goal. During peak COVID outbreaks, we were forced to work in the field with high volumes of people and given no chance to have WFH options. They incentivized us to work 47.5 hours IN STORE during COVID while every other position was working from their lake houses. It was extremely unsafe and we were told not to tell anyone if we got COVID. Meanwhile, the MARS retail sales reps got about 6 months off, paid, and returned to work when it was safe to do so. impossible to get promoted if you do not put on this fake disney like persona. Theres about ~500 RSR's to ~100 District Sales Supervisors (the only way to get promoted) and you have to move every 2 years. You have to live in your territory which in a lot of cases is very far from the nearest city, and as a fresh out of college student, leads to no work life balance.

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