Hershey's Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Hershey Company, commonly known as Hershey's, is an American multinational company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. It also manufactures baked products, such as cookies, cakes, milkshakes, drinks, and many more that are produced globally. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hersheypark and Hershey's Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company. The Hershey Trust Company owns a minority stake but retains a majority of the voting power within the company.
Jeff H shared a review in sitejabber.com saying "I was excited to try the dark chocolate KitKat only to find it melted in one big chunk and wouldn't "break". Very disappointing" while Frank A complained "I recently purchased a mixed bag of chocolate candy and they were pretty good until I got whooper and it was very hard, I was not a very happy person"
"The regular Hershey's chocolate bar is overrated: It's mediocre chocolate in the grand scheme of things and there is nothing else inside it" an anonymous user shared in reddit.
Quantumsquid, a member of neoGAF Forum wrote "After you eat good chocolate from a place that knows how to make chocolate properly, eating Hershey's feels like eating something not meant for human consumption, like toxic waste or perhaps more accurately the feces of a small dog that eats the contents of its owner's medicine cabinet regularly"
Packing Associate - Sewtech Operator (Former Employee) says"Only good thing about the job is the checks. You have no life, you won't be able to enjoy yourself outside of work as most of the time you're on call or mandated for overtime. union let's you get screwed over by the job never honoring the agreement. Cons: The entire job. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself."
Lider Almacen/montacarguista (Former Employee) says"Trabaje por varios años y fueron muy estresantes malos jefes sin valores ni estudios Cons: Dios distancia"
Packer (Current Employee) says"Stay away from Hershey company in Hazelton !! Worst place to work. They force you to work 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. You have no life because the hours suck !! Management has no clue what’s going on in the place and the lies they tell put Pinocchio to shame!! They screw us out of money all the time and the person in charge of paychecks screws the paychecks up weekly.. think he is taking and putting in his pocket!! Do not work here!!! Not worth it!! You are nothing more than a dollar sign to Hershey company and so many have literally died due to the way they work you here!! The union sucks and do nothing but take our money and yes the company Cons: Thieves liars and everything you can think of"
Support Operator (Former Employee) says"I would never recommend any body to work there ever simply because they don't care about their employees and cuts are made daily just poor management!"
Analyst (Former Employee) says"When I was interviewed for the job, they never mentioned that the contract job is hired through an agency, not directly from Hershey itself. Next, they don't tell you that they renew your contract every 3 months for a year, after a year, you have to quit before come back 2 months later (so you basically have to find a job for those 2 months or be unemployed)."
Overnight Stocker (Former Employee) says"Poor management and favoritism and unorganized scheduling. We had birds inside the facility. And consistent harassment among the workplace and constant distractions."
Moulder Operator (Current Employee) says"Excessive hours union reps get preferential treatment by company to not take care of workers.points given for not working OT even if you already have 60plus hours . Cons: Excessive work hours"
Production Worker, Full Time (Former Employee) says"Expect lots of bullying, very poor management, favoritism and cliques. This is not the place you want to be! Managers do not care about your well being as long as the job gets done. Expect lots of mandatory overtime. Cons: Always watched by coworkers"
Retail Sales Merchandiser (Current Employee) says"As a sales rep you are required to sell a contract to convenience stores that is nothing but a scam. It is rigged against customers so they get too much product and they rarely receive the full rebate amount they should have earned. Hershey has a very poor reputation among c store owners and we are a joke to them. The company does not want to make the changes needed to stay competitive. Very bad work environment where most people just play along with the party line and bury their heads in the sand when problems come up. You are encouraged to share your opinion but it is really so they can find out who doesn't play the game. If they do learn something valuable from what you share they will never give you credit for it just use it for their own gain. Goals are unrealistic and contradictory and difficult to prioritize. They keep asking for more to be done without offering any increase in compensation or hours. Managers are too young and immature and very disrespectful. Young recruits get promoted automatically every 2 years no matter how they perform. How can this company keep promoting so many people so fast when we don't have the growth to justify it? People with experience are pushed out. Your experience is seen as holding the company back rather than an asset. They use you as personal collateral to sell failing products. You have to take the fall with your customers because the company will not back you up for their mistakes. Cons: Limited to 20 hours a week. Lots of junk sent to your home."
Truck Driver (Former Employee) says"not a good company. needs to be ran by someone else . Cons: bad management"
Work there (Current Employee) says"I have witness management get rid of employees simply because they did not like them. They make up rules as they see fit always benefiting themselves . They ask you to work on your off days but they already made it Mandatory and if you do not you receive a point on your attendance. you only get 5 before they start throwing around termination and the points stay active for a year. The work culture is awful nobody smiles or are happy to be at work. Not an employee friendly company ."
Sales Associate (Former Employee) says"Working for Hershey has been the worse work experience I've ever received. I've had many jobs, and I've worked in different parts of the world and I can honestly say this job was not worth my time and I would not recommend it to anyone. When I started working there, I quickly felt neglected by management. Management lacks communication. I was never notified by any changes that were relevant to me, I was never notified when I was being relocated, I was never notified by any training classes that were taking place that would have been beneficial to me. I felt they simply didn't care about my progression. I was simply there to be over worked.This brings me to my next point. Retail managers try over work their retail staff. We were expected to work additional hours, double shifts. On many occasions I wouldn't even have a break, it was common that we didn't eat. Yet my work was not appreciated by management. Cons: No work/life balance, Over worked"
Retail Sales Representative (Current Employee) says"To begin with, the culture is terrible! They promote an unhealthy work-life balance, expecting you to work 60 hours every week, including weekends, in an entry level position. The pay is absolutely horrendous! They barely compensate you enough money in the gas you use to drive around your territory for work, and even with working overtime, they have a fixed rate for this position across the country, so living in Seattle, one of the most expensive places to live, I had to pick up a second side job. The people are cut-throat, nothing matters but Hershey type of people. They encourage terrible, low-life behavior, and congratulate you when you do sneaky stuff to competitor products. Overall terrible people, terrible culture, and terrible company."
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"Management is absolutely horrific. There's no Job/work balance. Your forced to take five days of consecutive vacation days when you only start with 10 days for the entire year. Production always comes first even when there's a clear safety or quality issue. Management shows blunt favoritism and retaliation toward certain people. Permanent and Contingent employees are openly disrespected. I've witness employees loose their jobs because management simply doesn't like them. It's the most unprofessional establishment I've ever worked for. Corruption runs deep and without a union there's no chance of being treated fairly. This is only a glimpse of how terrible the Memphis plant is. Management is violating rights and breaking laws and there's nothing being done. Cons: Everyrhing else"
"Temp" Production Worker (Former Employee) says"Hershey hired people they referred to as "Temps," but there were not temporary positions. They were just permanent jobs with less pay than the people who had been hired in the 1980's. Cons: 100+ degree work areas, dirty, poor management, dangerous, poor morale"
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"love love love this job very good company to work for only down fall is the manitory 7 days straight during busy season but overall a very good company to work for"
Office & Sales Assistant (Former Employee) says"Working for creamery Hershey ice cream was a pleasure to work for management not so good he had a temper . The job was easy and my office manager was a doll."
Operator (Current Employee) says"I've worked at Hershey for close to 40 years. Today is my 43rd day straight without a day off. I have worked as many as 56 all mandatory. 12 hrs on a good day 16 on a bad one. I have been looking for a job for a while but am afraid I am going to be forced to quit. I am close to being able to retire but can't make ends meet yet. A company who prides itself on corporate responsibility, and ethics, what a crock. I can't continue to work like this my body just can't take it. Its the company's way of getting rid of all the older people and people with disabilities that drive up their insurance costs. It never used to be like this I used to love my job. Your treated like a slave with no control over your life. Hourly people are treated like dirt by hourly people who work Monday through Friday no weekends no overtime. Horrible company horrible management stay away. Cons: Horrible amounts of mandatory overtime should be illegal"
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) says"Hershey was a client, I was a contractor for System One. Good environment, Corporate life was as expected. There is a huge problem with diversity, although it is the first thing it is spoken about when you go there. As an Italian citizen, I had some issues merging with the employees there. Cons: Being a contractor"
Packer (Former Employee) says"Worked through temp agency. No real room for advancement since Hershey never seemed to hire the temps. Rotating & swing shift so never knew what hours you would work a week & no guarantee of full-time. Cons: everything else"