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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated 16 November 2018
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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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Pros
  • "The company ensures that your tasks are workable during office hours so you do get a good work-life balance depending on your priorities" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment" (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance in the office environment" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Manual labor, long hours during seasons, being in retail stores all the time" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Great entry level sales job, good pay

    Cons

    Have to be willing to throw freight, and have to move for promotions


  2. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, strong US business.

    Cons

    Continuous restructuring and resource reductions.

  3. "Years at the Hershey Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible, overall nice people working

    Cons

    Scheduling can be a little last minute


  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the sweetest companies out there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    The company ensures that your tasks are workable during office hours so you do get a good work-life balance depending on your priorities. Great benefits towards employees.

    Cons

    A lot of changes within the company recently.


  5. "Retail Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Both coworkers and management were motivated, positive people. Organized goals to help you focus and achieve.

    Cons

    Restructure of the company eliminated the entire division, so you had to interview/potentially move to stay with the company. They did, however, give severance if you did not pursue another role within the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Culture, Amazing People, Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They care about you as a person more than an employee, your opinion is valued and feedback is something they take seriously as they are an ever evolving company that relies on its most important resource, it’s people. They do a great job of training you to ensure that you have all you need to be successful. And the entire company feels like a team, “we’re all in this together” type of attitude. If you are able to land a job at The Hershey Company, do not take it lightly, it’s an incredible life changing experience.

    Cons

    There are no cons, maybe larger avenues/more paths to take to broaden your career at The Hershey Company which could increase retention


  7. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Long Hours and a far drive

  8. "50 50"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Support in Hershey, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and ability to work from home. Slightly above average pay. Company pays a good portion of your health insurance. Great reach inside North America and the brand is looked upon very positively by consumers. Being such a well known name looks good on the resume - the company has much more clout with other organizations than what revenues alone would demand. Depending on which team you're on, there are many learning opportunities with different technologies and methods to using those technologies.

    Cons

    Politics at every level of the org, personal views of management rather than merit at all levels determines promotion and potentially . Offshoring of positions have lowered morale, slowed down IT support, and made the company much less agile when it comes to IT - to the point that this could be posing a disadvantage vs other players in a market where being flexible is a must have in technology if you want to keep succeeding. Very siloed IT organization - creates an environment of teams working against each other.

    Advice to Management

    Management/leadership needs to not only say the right things, but follow through with statements - creating new CxO vision/mission statements but not having any details of the said plans does a disservice to everyone. I can't bring up specifics because that would be against the terms. Essentially, leadership seems to have locked down the "where to play", but typically falls flat on the "how to win" - this is in reference to internal IT direction - I don't have enough business acumen to form an opinion on the external business side of the company. If there is a real plan for these changes they need to be communicated and reinforced from time to time, not just put in a Powerpoint presentation displayed once in a meeting the left to never be spoken of again.

    This is not to say that all is bad, there are a few changes happening and I hope that leadership will manage to turn things around internally for IT.

    Assuming that IT gets turned around and people start working with each other again and not against each other, this would be a great place to work and get experience. The business is not going to go away any time soon, so as long as you have a drive to work and learn you will be rewarded.


  9. "operator"

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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 people dependable job money

    Cons

    i work way to much


  10. "Actor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hershey Company part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun work

    Cons

    Too many employees for the number of available shifts

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there are an appropriate number of employees for the number of available shifts; people who were working there full time were not able to get enough hours


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