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it was a great company to work at
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNFebruary 16, 2018
I love my job i learn a lot there as leader as a machine operator l was on the safety team and cpr great team that I work with great supervisor to work with
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Better team involvements and communications
Moulding Department - Lead Person (Current Employee) –  Humboldt, PAFebruary 15, 2018
Typical day at Hershey Foods Company, Hazle Township Pa, was sporadically challenging. I gave 110% everyday and wanted nothing more than to make a better work place for the salary employees as well as the hourly. I focused on the importance of keeping a successful operation. The lack of communication and team work was the biggest down fall to succeeding with highest efficiencies. A combination of lack knowledge, patience, team work, communication, goals, etc... Great opportunities for 100 % success and growth but without having the ability to work as a team in every aspect, its nothing more than a few people giving all they have ending up with disappointing results and unnecessary stress. I do not give up in any goal towards achievement, but sometimes you know when your health becomes more important than a one sided goal in a corporation that overlooks procedures from doing what is right. Too many shut eyes and not enough voices, perhaps fear, but sadly more turn their backs to forget rather than facing and fixing the situation with professional integrity.
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Productive and fun workplace
Food Service Area Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAFebruary 10, 2018
Chocolate World was always a busy and fast paced atmosphere. It was good because it made workers work 10 times faster and cleaner to provide good feedback. Everyone listened fairly well to management and would do what they were told the first time being asked. The toughest part of the job would be that management wasn't the cleanest or the best. They were lazy and could easily manipulate the younger workers into doing their work.
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Not the “Sweetest” place to work
Production Trainer (Current Employee) –  Hershey, PAFebruary 9, 2018
Simply, if you value your life, family, spending time with family and hobbies-do not work here... or at least don’t work the West Hwrshey plant! Compensation is not worth the poor lifestyle that follows or the limited work-life balancing act.
Pros
Benefits start day one
Cons
Long hours, forced overtime, low pay compare to other plant, no education adjustments for students, and no vacation for a while and plan on working most holidays.
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Amazing Brand Ambassador Experience
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZFebruary 7, 2018
This was one of my favorite jobs to have to date. I enjoyed attending events around Arizona and showing off our product. Being a Brand Ambassador for Hershey's was fun, collaborative, and easy-going. I worked with an amazing team full of outgoing anf genuine people.
Pros
traveling, reinbursed for mileage
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Fun
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAJanuary 24, 2018
Great place to work. I’d you work an 8 hour Monday through Friday, prepare to work the weekends, you’ll get forced. If you work a 12 hour shift, you’ll get days off so shoot for 12.
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Numerous positions
Project Change Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAJanuary 19, 2018
I worked for Hershey Foods 26.5 years. I worked in man departments and through job advancement I went from a hourly to a salaried supervisor position, I enjoyed the inter action with all my customers and the Team work mentality.
Pros
Excellent benefits and pay
Cons
at times could be stressfull
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Food service sucks don't do it. Especially in a tourist trap
Food Service Area Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAJanuary 19, 2018
The food service department is fast paced for little pay as one of several food areas brings in thousands of dollars on a slow day you begin to wonder if you really want to work here.
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Friendly environment
Cash Accounting Associate (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAJanuary 18, 2018
Great group of people to work with. Friendly and cooperative work force. Required attention to detail and expertise. Friendliness toward office staff and regular Flex Force employees a must.
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Politics
District Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 14, 2018
Must be prepared to understand politics can sometime be more important than production. The culture is fantastic, however 80% of KPIs are subjective, so hard metrics are hard to find which ultimately affects your yearly raiting.
Pros
Technology, and continious improvement
Cons
Political Culture
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Gain lots of experience
HR Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Hershey, PAJanuary 8, 2018
You will gain lots of experience but job is very stressful. Comparable to other companies with a Global Shared Services Department they are far behind the competition.
Pros
Great co-workers
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Great starting job
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  West TX, New Mexico, Northern MexicoJanuary 5, 2018
company is great for someone just out of college as a starting job with a fortune 500 company to help build resume. No true opportunities for promotions. It's based on who you know- nepotism is common. If your DM likes you and you can kiss butt, you will get promoted
Pros
company car
Cons
no advancement
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great
Production worker/ SME (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 30, 2017
great place to work. Great benefits and pay. Fast paced work environment in food manufacturing. Work life balance isn't great. Good place to work. Enjoy working there
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workplace culture
Wrapper Technician/Paxall Operator (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNDecember 30, 2017
very stressful and starining environment. No days off and always dealing with attitudes and crazy people. The pay was excelent but was no longer worth the headeache for me. This is the ideal jib for a single person not looking to start a family or enjoy life
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Adequate pay, but lacking direction
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Robinson, ILDecember 28, 2017
Working at Hershey isn't bad most days, but the problem lies in directionless management. Often times we get put in stressful situations due to our superiors being afraid to make a decision.

Moving up in the company seems more of a popularity contest than actually being determined by capabilities.
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relaxed and collaborative workplace
IS Security Analyst (Former Employee) –  Heshey, PADecember 26, 2017
co-workers very friendly, helpful team mates, set up of office is designed for working together and collaborations. the managers and other employees are very friendly.
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Loved the company!
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVDecember 25, 2017
Like any company they have their pros and cons. I loved everything about The Hershey Company except the fact that they claim it's mandatory OT, but it's really not. You'll be working 47.5-55 hours a week. The management would like you to work weekends as well which can become a bit much.
Pros
benefits, company car, tons of overtime
Cons
work-life balance
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Fun and fast pace
Leader on Duty (Current Employee) –  Hershey, PADecember 20, 2017
Great place to work. Very flexible part time hours, some advancement, and great coworkers. The only down fall is there are seasonal hours ( a lot of hours June-September, little hours January-May).
Pros
Good discounts, 401K, competitive pay
Cons
Seasonal hours
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Fun and exciting place to work where team effort is a large focus
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Horsham, PADecember 19, 2017
The Hershey company was a really enjoyable place to work. The management team worked well with accommodating its employees needs. It was a very fast paced work environment where team effort was strongly encouraged.
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Excellent company and corporate culture
Retail Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Boise, IDDecember 18, 2017
Every level of management cares about you and your success on the job. The corporate culture is excellent and is built for you to succeed. The only issue is unless you live in Hershey, PA, you will need to relocate to be promoted. Other than that I will recommend Hershey to anyone who asks.
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