The Hershey Company Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 May 2020

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The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company vision- Poor culture and management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  2. 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.


  3. "Good experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at The Hershey Company

    Pros

    Cared about employees, helpful, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, did not interact with higher-ups

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Sales Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    On time salary, Hershey brand

    Cons

    Worst culture No work life balance Spend money from your hand Poor allowance Dumping stocks Expiry / short dates Unethical practices

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director of Technology in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative, good work-life balance, competitive compensation

    Cons

    Passive culture, risk adverse, resistant to change

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not worth is"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary plus over time

    Cons

    No work life balance. During seasons you work 6-7 days a week. People with smaller territories have a way easier time, unfair that they are compared equally to ppl having to sell 5 times the amount.

  7. Helpful (7)

    "Need to adapt to times"

    3.0
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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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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding, great work life balance, a lot of perks

    Cons

    Have to move locations to get promoted

  9. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Brand Manager 

    I have been working at The Hershey Company full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth and recognition.

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes at stake.

  10. "The Best Internship Experience Available"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat their interns like real employees with projects and responsibilities. They are flexible with work life balance as well.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints.

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