Event Worker (Current Employee) – Hershey, PA – June 28, 2016
Love working at MHS. The kids and staff are great. I have worked various jobs at MHS and honestly getting to know the kids is the best part of the job. Every kid has a different story. Staff is always friendly and willing to help.
Productive and has awsome challenges, great benefits, lots of work.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – May 21, 2016
Working at MHS has rewarding opertunities for its workforce. I enjoy giving of my labor to help all students of MHS. My Supervisor goes out of his way to make employees happy. He is Fair in settling any disputes. He is always willing to help.
Finance Summer Intern (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – March 23, 2016
everyday was different, updating phone records, making paper files electronic, updating phone records, billing addresses, computer system filing alphabetically, performing audits on student homes, budgeting and sitting in meetings, answering phones etc.
Student Leader, IT,Staff (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – March 16, 2016
A typical day is surrounded by nice staff and its a very welcoming feeling. Theres always something that is willing to be done and thats a thing you like about a job. My Co-Workers are awesome and treat everyone mutually. The hardest part would just be trying to get everyone one on the same page when limited time. The best part is that you always look forward to the next day!
Transitional Living Coordinator (Current Employee) – Hershey, PA – February 16, 2016
Working with students without the expectation of anything in return is at times exhausting. However the school is a community and a home for staff and students. Therefore there is not a lot of room for having a personal life outside of work.
Supportive, never the same day, Free Lunches, awesome benefits, PTO
poor work life balance, Schedule, meetings and inconsistent
Providing a rewarding experience with disadvantaged children
Houseparent (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – November 8, 2015
I lived in a student home where I prepared students for duties and responsibilities as they progressed into adulthood. Management would perform weekly visits and/or meetings to track students development and well being. The position required long work hours, 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. The most enjoyable part of the position was watching young minds develop.
Long hours, difficult separation from work/family life, management did not allow independent counseling based on individual student needs
Life and career Counselor (Current Employee) – Hershey, PA – October 6, 2015
I work at MHS as a surrogate parent to twelve high school girls. The job is very demanding and stressful. However, the reward is very big because one has the opportunity to appreciate the growth of students entrusted to one's care.
Very diligent worker (Former Employee) – Westville, NJ – September 15, 2015
Worked and Volunteered while attending this Industrial School. I have also committed to becoming excellent and to demonstrating the practical ways of showing myself and proving to myself that anything in the future with just some practice.
Event Worker (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – August 26, 2015
Was really pleased when I was accepted to work at MHS, but was not given the 29 hours I was told they wanted me for. They were unorganized which made it difficult to know what was expected of you from day to day. Co-workers made it enjoyable as well as working with the students. Loved getting to know the students there and build relationships with them. Sad to leave, but had to in order to advance in my career.
Resident Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – July 15, 2015
Typical day included answering phones and directing the calls to the appropriate staff, managing paperwork and tasks asked of me to do. A typical evening included checking chores and apartment cleanliness of my peers. I also was available when needed to talk with peers and assist them if needed. I planned events for approximately twenty people, including community service events. I learned that good, open communication is very important when answering phones and speaking with people of different cultures and backgrounds. My coworkers were always willing to help in the same tasks and made an effort to be available when needed. They were hard working and made the workplace an easy amicable environment. The hardest part of my job was being available on short notice. The most enjoyable part of the job is the constant communication with people.
Paid AEE Intern (Current Employee) – Hershey, PA – March 3, 2014
This internship/job is very enjoyable. You get to work with friends, and the bosses are very nice and caring. Because this job is only for interns that are still in school, you must be going to the Milton Hershey School in order to meet the requirements to apply for this job.
free lunch, snacks, very welcoming, nice breaks, fun activites
Mid-Level Manager (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – January 3, 2014
The school's mission is to serve underprivileged children and it does a good job in doing so. However, the organization itself is highly dysfunctional and personality driven.
The pay and benefits are great and there are wonderful, dedicated people who work there. Job satisfaction however is highly dependent upon where you work within the organization. There is no training for new managers and many in management are terrible at managing people.
the satisfaction of helping needy children, good benefits, good people overall
policies apply to some but not all, non-union staff have no recourse
Transitional Living Coordinator (Former Employee) – Hershey PA – December 12, 2013
The Milton Hershey School is ideal for someone who wants to save money and work with children from inner cities and rural areas. The position I worked in required me to be available 24/7. Weekends and evenings were lost. There was little to no time for personal family.