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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated 21 March 2019
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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 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance in the office environment" (in 47 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexible location and travel- recommend

    Cons

    Work life balance in the office environment


  2. "Best Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barback
    Former Employee - Barback
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Very helpful people

    Cons

    This company has no cons.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sweet opportunities come to those who work hard."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Outstanding company culture: kind, compassionate, cooperative, and understanding
    -Best in class retail exscurion
    -Great opportunity to gain sales experience
    -Okay to make mistakes
    -Iconic and fun brands
    -Great benefits: phone service compensation, solid healthcare, car, business travel reimbursement, iPad, and more
    -retail execution meetings every 6 weeks or so great for bonding with teammates and identifying business goals
    - Free candy and clothing
    - Many opportunities for career advancement
    -Generous compensation from salary, overtime, cash bonuses, and cash equivalent sales awards

    Cons

    -Relocation necessary for promotion in retail organization, once promoted hours worked typically increases drastically
    -Dealing with rude managers in stores
    -Physical labor
    -At times, more of a glorified shelf stocker than a sales rep
    -Depending on territory, long drive times
    -Long hours to work in peak seasons
    -Certain displays for stores are sent to your house and takes up significant space
    -70% of the "training" is done on your own in the field, must be comfortable being uncomfortable
    -sometimes the only option is to "work hard" not "work smart"

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training opportunities to new RSRs. Perhaps a more traditional training period at home office.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Hershey Company takes care of its employees!

    Cons

    Very labor intensive, less sales oriented


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Executive in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Executive in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the business, a lot of job opportunities require relocation. The company does a good job of accommodating where they can though.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Hershey, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, growth opportunities in plenty along with a strong push towards doing good for the world and being ethical.
    Great perks, best in class health insurance and unlimited free candy!

    Cons

    Central Pennsylvania can be a tad rural for some

    Advice to Management

    Continue providing growth and learning opportunities!


  7. "A good place to work at and gain valuable experience."

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    Current Employee - Thinker in Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Thinker in Hershey, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Company to work and grow at. learning interwoven into the culture. but people need to learn multiple things. more diverse things. look outside the box.

    Cons

    Can be Great Company. good to great is a leap of faith. its what you think. you have done this for 125 years. We need to get this for another 125 years. sell technology.

    Advice to Management

    For 125 years, you have sold chocolate. Now its time for greatness. Sell Technology.
    3D chocolate printer. postpone manufacturing to the kitchen center granite slab with a 3D chocolate printer. Print 100 Reese's for the next birthday party. The future of 3D printing, applied now.

  8. "Great Company - Fast pace, caring and for a good cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work culture is great. Great partnership with IS and Business teams, specially on emerging capabilities.
    Fast moving and smart risk taking is encouraged
    Great benefits and work environment is amazing. The old plant was converted into office, and it has a very open feel and lot of "wow" effect to it
    You cannot go wrong making and selling confection :)

    Cons

    Certain decisions can take longer to be made


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Production Operator (MLO)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hershey, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Hershey, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money and few good ppl

    Cons

    No union. Management says if your fired your never allowed to come back or work for a hershey company ever again.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees needs versus just the numbers for the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Average employer, horrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, cars, paint, clothing etc.

    Cons

    Work environment is absolutely horrible.