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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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Fantastic work environment with a fast pace to keep you busy.
Tradeshow Coordinator (Former Employee), Hershey, PAAugust 15, 2013
Hershey was a fantastic learning experience for me. I was able to grow as an employee and as a person based on the creed of respect and perseverance that the company holds so dear. I would suggest employment with this great company to anyone.
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Fast-paced place with lots of fun and sweets
System Developer (Former Employee), Bentonville, ARAugust 9, 2013
1. I worked in a goal-oriented team that always delivers great results.
2. I had lots of opportunities to make a difference.
3. People are fun and friendly to work with.
4. Unlimited free chocolates and candies
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Love this Company
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Appleton, WIJuly 28, 2013
Great company to work for! Would definitely recommend to others.
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productive
Material Handler (Former Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 26, 2013
packed candy into the boxes for shipping, watch the lines, and put the caps on the candy
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Productive and fun workplace.
Material Handler (Former Employee), Memphis,TnJuly 18, 2013
Hershey was a very nice company to work for. all types of candy. Everyday at work it was a different smell. Sour candy, sweet candy and fruity candy. I love working here and will be glad to work there again. It was fast pace and steady, sometimes slow. The managers was nice and loveable. Everybody was like family.
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The first few years were a joy, but the last year of work things changed.
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Tucson, AZJune 27, 2013
Pros: free samples, hershey items.
Cons: working in the az heat. hot car.
I planned my day, what stores to call on, making sure I had my supplies and anything I would need to do my call. I called on at least 8 stores, depending on what was going on. I worked independently for the most part. Sometime I worked with another representative or my manager. I loved working with my first two managers. I was treated very well. I attended – more... meetings out of town, and this was about the only time I really had a chance to interact with the other representatives. We all got along great. It was a fun place to work. The hardest part of the job is the lack of respect in a work place. The most enjoyable part were the friends of made, my clients, co-workers, first two managers. I worked part-time. – less
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Shop closed on E. Chocolate
Industrial Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Hershey, PAJune 25, 2013
Good Company when it was still making chocolate. Now not so good.
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Good but not as great as they make it sound
Retail Sales Representative (Current Employee), United StatesJune 16, 2013
Pros: able to manage yourself, company car, good benefits
Cons: you're a merchandiser/vendor, not challenging
The Hershey company has great employees and your co-workers are more than qualified to perform their job duties. I thought this job was going to be mostly sales oriented but sales is only a very small part of the job. You have to be able to merchandise and move candy product all day. Good pay for this economy and a company car. Best part of the job – more... is when you sell in space for your product or have a win with a customer and the worst part of the job is that you are pretty much on your own and you are a vendor/merchandiser in places like Wal-Mart. – less
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Strong Brands
Customer Sales Executive (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJune 11, 2013
Pros: free candy
Cons: too much time sitting in front of a computer
Direct Selling calling on 3 customers.

Learned the confections category

Great team lead

Tons of paper work

Great team of co-workers
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A great place to work if you have 35+ years of service.
Qualified Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee), Hershey, PAMay 14, 2013
Not a family friendly place to work if you have a mere 15 years of service.

July 7, 2013

I have over 25 years of manufacturing experience...Is it dificult to get a job there? I've worked for the Mitsubishi Co,Continental Tire Co,Emerson Electric Co.Problem is im 57 years old...I know lots of places refrain from hiring someone older...They have their ways although its illegal to do.Note>> Can you hire on direct or have to go through a temp. agency?

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Pruductive and fun workplace.
Material Handler (Former Employee), Humboldt, PAMay 7, 2013
Pros: 30 minutes braek avery two hours.
Cons: work scheduled for seven days a week.
Work was amazing each day when it had its busy hours. Especially I that love to work in a fast paste environment. The job had me going daily. Most of the time I like to work by my self but definitely had learned here at Hershey's Company that working in teams it's more helpful such as combining different skills and talent to others. The job was done – more... faster and with better quality. – less
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Could be a great place to work
Maintenance (Current Employee), Lancaster, PaMay 6, 2013
Pros: benefits are good, good pay
Cons: always at work, poor management
If your in need of money, then this is the place for you. If you want to see your family, or have any life outside of the job, then you had better not even think of applying here. They will lie to you about how much weekend and Holiday work there is. You will be lucky to have off 2 weekends a month, count on 1 weekend off per month, as long as no one – more... goes on vacation. If you want a Holiday off, you better schedule a vacation day. The people you will be working with are a great group of guys, and will soon become your family! – less
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productive work place about business
Material Handler (Former Employee), Memphis TNApril 28, 2013
Pros: the simple fact of being employed
Cons: no time off, work you like a slave
A typical day at Hershey is fast pace non-stop.It is a unfriendly environment and very stressful. The majority of the co-workers are old and about to retire. There is a lot of fighting and bickering all of the time with co-workers. The management is no better. There is a lot of favoritism ,and crooked things that go on with management. I would not recommend – more... that anybody work there. The best part about the job is staying focused on your task and overcoming all the mess that goes on around you. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the mess around you. – less

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to – Read more

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