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.The Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate in North America and sugar confectionery products. Improves the sales experience for the Hershey. Prog
Sr. Software Engineer (Former Employee), Hershey, PAApril 17, 2014
The Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate in North America and sugar confectionery products. Improves the sales experience for the Hershey. Program manager creates program for sale, CSE (Customer Sales executive) implements that program on their stores, RSR (Retail Store Representative) goes to shop for real implementation of program and generate – more... real report of the program. To improve transparency, increase sales, help to improve rollover for non performance region. – less
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Fun, family-oriented work environment with candy in every conference room.
Marketing Intern - Jolly Rancher (Former Employee), Hershey, PAApril 8, 2014
Pros: approachable management, challenging and fun assignments, great in-house breakfast/lunch option
Cons: can be difficult to have good work/life balance at times. especially when a project is coming due.
Working for this company was a great experience. People are really invested in you and willing to help you at every turn if you ask. I will say that because of the family-oriented culture, it can be difficult to receive feedback if not totally positive.
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I enjoyed my job just it was my time to leave because military orders.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Mauna Loa Aiea HIApril 1, 2014
I enjoyed my job. I put my best foot forward day in and out. I was a team player.
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Co-Op Position
Co-Op in Global Manufacturing Alliances - BI (Former Employee), Hershey, PAApril 1, 2014
Position was as a Co-Op for the Global Manufacturing Alliance as a Business Intelligent Agent. The job was based on International Market Research, basically either sitting on the computer all day or going to meeting to figure out the next project awaiting in the pipeline.
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Excellent company to work for that provides all the tools neede to be successfull.
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee), Cleveland, TNFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: excellent atmosphere to perform well.
Well designed management team to oversee the sales for the Hershey's brand sold through Wal Mart. Training provided through on the job training with Territory manager and assistant manager along with the best reps in the assigned territory to give direction on what is expected and how to perform as expected. Company provided transportation and electronic – more... devices to allow every opportunity to successfully complete daily functions and to optimize effective communication to all levels of management to provide answers to any questions your clients may have. There really wasn't any excuse to perform your job well and have the best opportunity to reach sales goals. The atmosphere was great and competitive and the quarterly sales meetings and new product roll out was always held in very nice hotels and were always kept short in order to not waste time. If I hadn't had medical problems I would still be there and loving it. – less
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Great people, great job culture
Category Development Management Intern (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: great team, great potential for growth
Cons: it was an internsheip position, too short
I loved working at Hershey's. I got to learn and apply various data analysis technique, create reports, present the findings and analyze how my projects could be improved. Co-workers were very nice, we always ate lunches together while discussing on different topics. It was a great chance for the team to know each other closer. I loved everything about – more... the Hershey team and the category development management position. It was great to learn about Hershey, its competitors, product display strategies and pricing analysis methods. – less
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A true foundation for producing the best of the best professionals of hospitality!
Sous Chef (Former Employee), Hershey, PAFebruary 5, 2014
I owe much of my success to the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. The professional training and development that i was given was priceless and ultimately made me who I am today. This is a company that i have the utmost respect for and continue to practice the values that they have instilled in me today.
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Highly productive work environment with constant growth and learning opportunities
Jacksonville District Sales Supervisor (Current Employee), Jacksonville, FLJanuary 24, 2014
Pros: benefits and expenses covered on travel trips
Cons: weekly travel, large sales territories and overnights
-great management skills developed
-highly effective sales growth models
-training and learning daily
-a lot of travel
-large sales territories
-aggressive sales targets
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Providing product education and product information while providing merchandising assistance
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Spokane, WAJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: great health benefits, car and good salary
Cons: n/a
Overall Hershey is a good company to work for. I have had best in class sales education and have worked with some of the best managers and salesmen in the industry. I enjoy my team and have learned a lot about being a team lead and assisting in on the job training. The hardest part of the job is also my most enjoyable and that is overcoming "The No". – more... I like to overcome challenges and show successful results. – less
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Flexible Job
Sales and Merchandiser (Current Employee), Austin, TXJanuary 12, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: no advancement opportunities from that position
I worked in sales and merchandising. The position is part-time. The pay is fair but the flexibility is why I took the job. Hershey is very accommodating. Great for a part-time job.
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Hershey
Rework (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILNovember 12, 2013
Packaging, assembly, keeping records, and organizing is what most of a day at work consists. It is a great job just needs more work.
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Independent and fast paced work style with many overtime hours unpaid
Retail Sales Representative (Former Employee), Longview, TXNovember 9, 2013
Typical day includes early mornings and long commutes. You spend most of the day alone, unless accompanied by boss or higher up co-worker. Use analyzed store statistics to promote more buying of product, or use in securing a secondary location in store for more product. Stock shelves of product to ensure movement. Record all contacts made within the – more... store and spend several hours a night updating folders and preparing for next day sales calls. – less
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Worst Company and Job I worked for and had.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee), Hazleton PANovember 3, 2013
Pros: good pay and benefits - will be reminded by management that you are paid a good wage all the time
Cons: upper managment
Would supervise two production lines. Management had no clue how to treat people with respect and work together with supervision to get issues resolved. Would like to point fingers and belittle supervisors when things went wrong. Plant management, QA manager and BU leaders were a joke. The only enjoyable part was working with the people on the floor – more... and the other supervisors and leads. Also no work and life balance. Worked 12 days on and two off plus 12 hour shifts when needed. It was worse for the hourly people. Milton Hershey must be rolling in his grave. – less
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Best place ever
Employee Relations (Former Employee), Oakdale, CAOctober 17, 2013
I worked there for 21 years and would still be working there if not for the plant being closed. Best place to work!
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Overall a decent place to work
IS Support technician (Current Employee), Hershey, PAOctober 5, 2013
Pros: lots of hands on experience and it projects
Cons: limited vertical movement if you are a contractor vs. a hershey employee
Diagnose and resolve issues concerning the following over the phone, in person, and over remote access.
Hardware:
• Laptops
• Desktops
• iPhones
• iPads

Software:
• Windows XP
• Windows 7
• Microsoft Office 2003
• Microsoft Office 2007
• Cisco IP Communicator
• IBM Lotus Sametime Connect

Network:
• VPN
• Wireless connections
• Ethernet connections

Major – more... projects:
- Configure, support, and maintain an inventory of over 1000 Intermec handheld devices and accessories in office and in the field. This included maintaining all training documentation up to date as well for the field as well as for the Support Team.

- Team lead for the configuring, deployment, support, and maintaining an inventory of over 600 iPad devices, accessories, and custom applications in office and in the field. This included maintaining all training documentation up to date as well for the field as well as for the Support Team.

- Team Lead of organizing and executing the gathering of over 600 Intermec CN3 devices and hardware from the field. Then cataloging them in the asset tracking application and updating the inventory logs also. – less
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Interesting
Usher (Former Employee), Hershey, PASeptember 29, 2013
Pros: being at concerts, discount at entity locations, free hersheypark admission
Cons: low pay, few hours, hard to climb the ladder
Even though I was easily the youngest person on staff none of my co-workers treated me that way, always nice and management tolerated no less.
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A very good job for experience
Cash Control - Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee), Hershey, PASeptember 24, 2013
A typical day at work is mostly counting currency and coin that comes in throughout a park day, and also refilling bags for the next day. I have learned many skills at this job working with money, supervisory skills, database skills, and working with excel. All of our employees including supervisors and foreman have to work together in a big team to – more... get all the work that needs done in the day. The hardest part of the job is overcoming the stress when our department gets busy, but all I have to do is keep myself calm, and keep the work going until it is all finished. I enjoy all parts of my job, it has great experience, and I can say I do not mind going into work everyday, but there is no room for advancement. – less
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Great company with more upside potential
Director (Current Employee), Hershey, PASeptember 6, 2013
Pros: world class brands, summer 1/2 day fridays, profitable category, friendly people, support of milton hershey school, global growth, access to major cities
Cons: conservative culture, top down leadership, few promotion opportunities beyond manager level
Working and living in Hershey is great for families who want a reasonable cost of living, short commute and overall good quality of life. The company is a pillar in the community, and there are many employees who either grew up in the area, or are committed to living in Hershey for the long haul, because of the Pros mentioned above, the company's strong – more... performance, and generous compensation. Those factors contribute to a more conservative culture.

The stock price has tripled in the past 3-4 years, and the US and global growth options are tremendous for the company. For employees, however, there are more lateral opportunities than promotions. – less
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It was a wonderful opportunity for me without a college education
Production Team Member (Former Employee), 1033 Old West Chocolate Ave., Hershey, Pa. 17033September 1, 2013
Pros: excellen benefits
Cons: eliminated too many employees, too much responsibility given to employees
As my resume indicates I was trained in every aspect of the production of the famous Hershey Kiss and was part of a team concept that The Hershey Company was a forerunner in our area. It was a step out from the original company's experience where the employee had the same job day in and day out. It proved very successful for the company and the employee.
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Very chaotic place to work.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Lancaster, PAAugust 19, 2013
Pros: paid lunches
Cons: leadership team
A.M. meeting, pm's & floor calls. Do many operator adjustments, find out info as you go. Communication is not good between management & hourly employees. Management promotes deception & getting everyone else in trouble. I work with many good technicians whom are just as fed up as I am. We have lost several very good techs because of plant management. – more... Most techs stay for the pay and that's it. The hardest part of my job is seeing others get set up, and can do nothing about it. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I get to do R&D. I have definitely learned how NOT to treat people. I have also learned how to work with many different types of personalities, and have a very good rapport with most everyone in the plant. – less

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