Pennsylvania-based The Hershey Company has been certified by Great Place to Work, based on what current employees say about their experience working at Hershey.
This year’s survey of Hershey employees noted justice, pride and leadership as strengths for the company. Hershey’s U.S. business joins operations in Brazil and India in receiving this honor.
“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP of global recognition at Great Place to Work.
“It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that The Hershey Company is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
The certification underscores Hershey’s on-going commitment to foster a positive employee experience, with inclusivity, equity and mentorship initiatives driving tangible results. In 2022, the company launched an enterprise-wide career development program so employees could learn and practice new ideas, behaviors and skills.
“Being named a Great Place to Work-Certified company further validates our culture and our 128-year legacy of making moments of goodness,” said Michele Buck, chairman, president and CEO, The Hershey Company. “Inspired by our remarkable people who bring our purpose to life, we are committed to living our values every day and ensuring our company remains a great place to work.”
Additionally, Hershey supports employees through a set of competitive benefits to help them be well, plan for their future and balance work and life. To continue supporting employees and their growing families, Hershey will increase salaried parental leave to up to 20 weeks in 2023.
“This honor directly reflects the thoughts and opinions of our employees, which is the highest praise we could receive,” said Chris Scalia, SVP, chief human resources officer, The Hershey Company.
“To address the challenges of the past two years, our leadership team has harnessed the power of continuous and active listening, created a safe and open workplace through public acts of vulnerability and fostered value creation through putting our employees’ well-being first. These initiatives are making a difference, and we will continue to engage our people to create a workplace that’s welcoming, inclusive and reflective of our purpose and values.”