Hershey Entertainment

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Hershey Entertainment Reviews

Updated 26 July, 2014
Updated 26 July, 2014
35 Reviews

3.1
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    Hospitality Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    The hospitality internship program, offered in summers provides great exposure to different departments.

    Cons

    The opportunities to continue on with company following internship are hit or miss.

  2.  

    Fun place to work and make friends

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    get to work around friends

    Cons

    Your supervisors are sometimes younger than you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop only giving good shifts to your friends and not rotating through the whole department

  3.  

    Conservative Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Lots of positive and great people to work with across all departments.
    Lots of internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Very conservative.
    Hiring process takes a very long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    BEWARE OF HERSHEY PARK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sweeps  in  Hershey, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sweeps in Hershey, PA (US)

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    2 years in a row of going to try and work at hershey park . Last year my son was left in the street while i was at work and they didnt care. This year they said they would work around my custody order and didnt. Anyone going to go work there think before you do because they under pay and dont care about there employees. DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THEY TELL YOU THEY DONT CARE.

    Cons

    under payed and dont care about there employee situations in life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hershey needs to take a hard look who they promote in there departments there. And put the rite people in charge to make the park better for the guests and employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good job for high school locals

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment

    Pros

    Good hours, free park tickets, friendly supervisors, get to operate large roller coasters.

    Cons

    Long hours, some rides are very boring to operate,

  7.  

    Nice place to work, overall everyone is very friendly, but a very conservative, buttoned up environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Hershey, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Hershey, PA (US)

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    - great people
    - knowledgeable (depending on department)
    - nice exposure to leadership (also depending on department), some leadership also very approachable
    - pretty steady hours, in sales department anyway
    - free pack of tickets to the park, great if you have family

    Cons

    - pretty conservative work environment, even for hospitality industry
    - would like to see more opportunity for growth, not just promoting based on longevity
    - medical benefits changed for the worse right as i was leaving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up a bit on some of the dress code policies and other policies that may be a bit out of date for the times, even in the hospitality industry. Suit and tie is great, but can be highly uncomfortable during certain times of year and as long as your look presentable, even clients won't know the difference. Would also be great to see some sort of rotational program, offer mentors/career counselors to more than just more senior leadership. Overall very happy to have worked here and with the people I was able to meet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sweet place to work, but not best paying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Entertainment Host  in  Hershey, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Entertainment Host in Hershey, PA (US)

    I worked at Hershey Entertainment part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work with a lot of interesting people. The Hershey company prides itself with encouraging fun, memory-making guests interactions...which unfortunately the guests are not always open to. It was a fun summer job in between college.

    Cons

    Pay was not even minimum wage at times, not a lot of room for promotions, management was inconsistent about protocols

    Recommends
  9.  

    Few options for full-time employment

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hershey, PA (US)

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Generally, staff is friendly and a few of the perks are nice.

    Cons

    Company primarily hires part-time employees who receive no benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to Milton Hershey's philosophy that happy workers are more productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    intern

    Current Employee - Food and Beverage
    Current Employee - Food and Beverage

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment as an intern

    Pros

    good people and good resume builder

    Cons

    it is not really much of an internship and more of a spot filler for hershey's busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please teach interns what its like to be a manager and don't just use them to fill spots.

  11.  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hershey, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA (US)

    I have been working at Hershey Entertainment part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company offers its part-time employees good benefits

    Cons

    Management is totally disconnected and needs to value part time employees more. Total lack of respect from upper management when it comes to the dignity and value of each person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show that you truly care about the people in your company who are the reason for your paycheck each month

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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