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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated 18 January 2019
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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 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. "Great CSR Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Cares about their mission for the school

    Cons

    Retail often get the shaft despite only having so much control

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Culture, pay, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Headquarters location is in Hershey, PA which isn’t the most glamorous area


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Entry Level Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    -Fast promotion opportunity if you're able to show your worth.
    -Transparent access to company executives
    -Great benefits
    -Company that is dedicated to building leaders

    Cons

    -The RSR position is hard to quantify how successful you are doing, and you may not feel compensated for your efforts compared to other team members that are not putting in the same effort.
    -If you're a perfect employee and continually get promoted you will have to move to a different location in the company every 2-4 years. Some people really enjoy this, but personally for me it didn't fit what I wanted long term.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your employees. Great company, if I could have got promoted and stayed in the same city I started I would still be with the company. However, I think being a fortune 500 company with customers all over the world Hershey's has to have a team of people willing to transport themselves constantly. It just didn't fit my personal long term goals.


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun place to work at

    Cons

    not much leadership where I worked


  6. "sr sale officers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Officer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Officer in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company , Good environment and nature of staff is supportive

    Cons

    over is Good exposer


  7. "Lovin' it"

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    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

    Great people, office and benefits

    Cons

    I could say nothing about it

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "Stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Hershey, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Name recognition and decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for professional growth


  9. "Hershey's cares well for its employees"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, well structured career progression paths, poisitve and happy vibes, unlimited candy!

    Cons

    Role Hierarchies can be reduced


  10. "They will use you up and discard you"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company part-time

    Pros

    The only upside of this job is that you work alone most of the time and have a little flexibility in setting your schedule.

    Cons

    The part time sales merchandiser position is very demanding, physically and mentally, and if you try to live up to what they ask of you you will get burned out fast. The company does not pay enough or offer enough benefits to make it worthwhile. They do not value this position. They do not value the physical effort it takes to do this job, or the risk you take to your body and to your personal safety doing this job. The short term disability pays so little it is not even worth getting. The people running this company do not care about their hourly workers. They treat us as disposable people to be used up and then tossed away after you get hurt or have put in enough time to get burned out. They do not care about you as a person, and they do not care what kind of quality of life you have on the low amount they pay. They will just keep asking more and more of you, and they do not offer fair reciprocity in return. The company does not adjust hourly wages for cost of living, and newer employees are hired at such higher rates that it negates any performance increases you have received over the years. To put it simply, THEY DO NOT VALUE YOU. Period.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay more, offer better benefits, more hours, and take care of the people who work hard and burn themselves out pushing your product. Quit wasting the money we earned you on garbage we don't want and just pay a decent wage. I already have a jacket, thanks, I don't need another ill fitting jacket or polo shirt that advertises for you. I tell everyone I know what a horrible company this is and how poorly you treat us as employees.