The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated 16 Sep 2020

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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
Michele Buck
176 Ratings
  1. "good company to work at"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Strong analytics and dives deep into consumer and shopper understanding

    Cons

    Political and movement is more lateral due to a flat structure

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  2. "Wonderful Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers. Able to be a self-starter

    Cons

    I didnt experience any cons while working there


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great company vision- Poor culture and management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Management Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great entry level retail program, schedule flexibility and opportunity to learn and grow through corporate trainings

    Cons

    Underpaid, overworked, no work life balance, getting promoted is not competitive it will be highly political, Management style at HQ Is highly micro and unprofessional

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People oriented and good senior leadership

    Cons

    Middle leadership not strong and clear; politics

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work for International Exposure and Professional Growth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Strong exposure to international markets and people of varying cultures and ways of working. - Ripe with opportunities for professional and personal growth within your existing role. Unlike bigger companies where you're "pigeonholed" to specialize in a particular field alone, Hershey has opportunities to learn the business outside your BU's perspective. - Higher business impact compared to more traditional organizations - Has an apolitical culture where junior employees can feel comfortable speaking with top management. - Great work life balance and flexible working hours. - For my BU, everyone is highly supportive and listens to your recommendations and concerns.

    Cons

    - Limited vertical growth opportunities since the company is lean. If you're title conscious the company is NOT for you but if you value actual experience, exposure to other BU workstream, expanding your entrepreneurial mindset, and understanding how the entire business operates outside of your role this company can offer that which bigger FMCG companies cannot. - Limited manpower means ambiguity in the role is present and practicing extreme ownership is a norm. - Limited resources might limit the extent of implementing innovative solutions (e.g. automation, market research etc.) - Highly dynamic and ever changing work environment would require you to adapt a high level of agility and resiliency to challenging situations. Its not a job where you can just "time in and out", you need to evolve your knowledge beyond your scope so if your role changes you can more easily adapt.

  6. "A company with a purpose and a great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone working for the benefit of the foundation. Fun, good people, challenging.

    Cons

    Location can be difficult for some

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bad culture ageism"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company car and cell phone

    Cons

    Glorified stock person for Wal-Mart. Hourly rate and expected overtime to make money. Work every holiday and Saturdays, only hires interns or recent college graduates for field sales position. Ageim

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  8. "Good overall place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    pay, benefits, company stability and good results even in tough economic times

    Cons

    conservative culture, financial pressure, slow decision making

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Good Benefits & lots of opportunity"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sourcing Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great team environment - Beautiful Workspace - Great Benefits - Flexibility - Opportunities to cross train - Professional development

    Cons

    - Competitive Talent vying for job openings makes it difficult to land new opportunities

  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    This was a great work experience. The company really knows how to take care of their employees with excellent pay and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    No cons! You have nothing to lose working here.

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