Bake Shope Attendent (Former Employee) – Hershey's Chocolate World, PA – January 11, 2017
I loved working for the Hershey Company because I got to explore and get adapted to various types of cultures and ideas. I met a lot of people there that I now call my friends. The hardest part of the job was standing for so long. My feet were sore sometimes but I slowly got used to it. I learned how to be motivated to get things done, and how to work effectively under pressure. There were days in the summer where we would get slammed with tourist, and we would have to scramble to get things baked off. ( I worked in the Bake Shop in Chocolate World) A typical day at work consisted of coming into a well formatted and efficiently ran plan. We all had list prepared with things that needed to get done and we would work on those things for the shift. If we got done early we would help out somewhere else, or start washing the dishes, because they pile up quick! At the end of the day, we take an inventory of what we have left so we can give those number to the morning shift of the next day so they know how much of what to make. We would sometimes have to throw out products because we make out pastries daily, and they can get stale very quickly, which is why it is a science and process when it comes to baking too much or not baking enough.
Free candy on breaks, 50% off food, 20% off of merchandise
On your feet a lot, tourist who speak different languages.
Dishwasher/Steward (Former Employee) – Hershey, PA – January 1, 2017
didn't learn anything new, management was good till you started to tire yourself out. it was enjoyable talking to the co-workers but difficult to finish dishes due the machine almost alway breaking down.
There was terrible management. This means employees are responsible for dealing with customers who get upset when there are not enough spoons, ice cream cups, or certain kinds of cones for example. The hygienic practices were just good enough, I learned how to operate a basic cash register, I gained experience working and communicating with people who did not speak English very well. I was underpaid, as were some employees who may not have even been legally allowed to work in the U.S.
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Ogden, UT – December 11, 2016
Have their workers working way to much never really have time off to see their kids won't change over time from mandatory to optional, not very many chances to advance and not high enough pay for how many hours they are making their workers work
You only allowed to work 20-25 a week M- T Management is great, you meet with them once a month, usually. you come in contact with co-workers just by phone or meetings. You have to be self starter, the most enjoyable part of the job is you work alone most of the time. and from home.
Clerk Typist II (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 18, 2016
tying and printing orders, midnight paper work sometimes I was the lead very dependable and reliable , great team member I organized orders, found missing orders dispatched truck loads and always prepare paperwork for the drivers and shipping product.
Learned planning and organizing priorities to execute plans in my stores Learned consultative selling techniques Learned personal management skills Learned account management skills and customer relationship building
Hardest Part: Organizing and planning priorities to improve store sales Enjoyable Part: Independence on work activity
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mountain Home, AR – November 4, 2016
Overall, I would recommend this job to someone who doesn't mind traveling a lot. It's a very large territory and honestly, too much for one person to cover. Management wise, there was a transition shortly after I started and I didn't have a manager for 3 months. This was at the very beginning of my job and I felt like I didn't receive enough training before the management transition. Once a new manager was hired I felt like he wasn't very invested or cared about me or my territory. Job is designed for someone who doesn't mind traveling and who also doesn't mind working early mornings and late nights during holidays. Pay is competitive along with benefits, but in my opinion not worth it when it comes to job stress.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Hershey, PA – November 2, 2016
too much responsibility for the pay. on call 24/7 would have to go into work at 0300 on a day off just to fill a shift for 2 hours. The hardest part of the job is probably working with the upper management. The most enjoyable part of the job is the relationship with the employees.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Hershey Park, PA – October 26, 2016
Great place to work at and a lot of great people to work with. There are only a few cons I have about working here is not enough pay for what we do. Another is they hire a lot of kids so when they go back to school they are very short staffed which makes for doubles a lot of days for you. Other than that very fun to work with the people there and love to interact with the guests. Great place to work