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The Hershey Company Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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The Hershey Company CEO Michele Buck
Michele Buck
144 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great people, lots of opportunities(in 50 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, cars, paint, clothing etc(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes at stake(in 48 reviews)

  • "When you try to leave after 1 year and 11 months they will sue you for relocation(in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist Intern 

    I have been working at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    Good environment and coworkers, interesting project

    Cons

    Boss is not available some times

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-22
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - RSR 

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Training, Opportunity to advance, company car and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours during seasons, tons of small reports

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-22
  3. "Changing Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Hazle Township, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is in the middle of implementing Lean Six Sigma (Hershey Lean) plant and company wide. Lots of room for growth and opportunities for leadership

    Cons

    Days can seem disorganized while trying to find pathways through the new system.

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-19
  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Really motivated to help people grow!

    Cons

    Some departments have managers with strong personalities that clash

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-16
  5. "Great job and an amazing company!!"

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    Current Employee - RSR in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great training, and even better co-workers who constantly lift and support you!

    Cons

    absolutely nothing unless you enjoy sitting at a desk all day! this job keeps you on your feet

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-13
  6. "Hershey Sales"

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Fast paced and high performing

    Cons

    They require you move every two years to advance

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-09
  7. "Go with the Flow"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent and you do get paid for mileage from home. Customer you call on are the best part to make your job better. 4 day work week only 5 hours a day. Can’t have no more than 20 hours. Route is flexible you get to plan your own route for the day. Get paid for our of town meeting to and from your house time starts when you leave and of course mileage. Mileage each day is from your home back to your home. Do get yearly evaluations and small pay raises. 2 weeks paid vacation., plus 3 personal holidays. Paid Holidays if they fall on scheduled work day. You work independently. Need to be self starter. Can work Friday to make up hours with supervisor approval. Do get bonus of 1/2 % if company makes all sales requirement. Do not expect to plan a vacation on, or get rich not happening. 401 K with company match up to 6 percent. If you like sales and all about sales without company backing you then this job is for you.

    Cons

    Do not expect training to where you understand completely. Have to learn as you go from hiring on. Sales are the biggest part of job. Merchandiser in your title is a joke. Main job is sales. Should be Retail Sales Rep and pay to go with it. No benefits, no paid sick time unless you use vacation. If you have to be off even for inclement weather you must use vacation or personal holiday pay to get your scheduled 20 hours. You can’t take time off without pay until you have exhausted your vacation and personal holidays. Lots of calls you have to go with the flow and prioritize what needs done with little time in each call to get them done. 30 minutes in most calls corporate 15 minutes. They do analytics for each call for performance in area. They do track where you are and how long. Very little direction from upper management other than sale sale sale! Lots of apps on iPad to use but learn on the run., lack of training on how to use them. Only expect you to have 30 minutes of admin time for a week. Have to provide insurance coverage with limits of 500-250-500. Personally had to take out a umbrella policy for this because my state did not write that high of limits. Large territory expect to be in your vehicle driving most of your day. Have to eat while in route to next call because only allowed 1 fifteen minute paid break for the day. Sales of reward program they make rules and do not stand behind what you sale. Never trust what is being said to help with sales only present what is in black and white. No way to help at store level to reduce waste. Very frustrating. If you need HR help and clear understanding of policy learn on your own. Your supervisor will change every 2 years and they are promoted from Walmart Sales rep and know nothing about managing people. You can get some that are great and some that do not have a clue. Their supervisor also change about every 3 years. Never a person with tenure that you are allowed to contact. All contact with anyone must go thru supervisor and wait. Will wear out a vehicle with mileage in no time. This is a permanent part time position you will never have a opportunity to go up to any higher position in the company.

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-22
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Need to adapt to times"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Hershey Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good pay. Good benefits. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Very political and passive aggressive. They chocolate business is a slow sinking ship, which they are trying to hide with M&A. Management does not have the courage to take bold changes

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-18
  9. "high workload makes employee to be exhausted"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seoul
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and the benefits are quite flexible as it is run by very limited resource

    Cons

    Big differences per each functions (some function has high workload while others are not) and restructuring of region cluster happens every year with very limited human resources

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    The Hershey Company2019-08-13
  10. "snack bar attendant"

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    Current Employee - Server 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

    really great people to work with and great atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours in the hot sun

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    The Hershey Company2019-07-18
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