Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co.’s U.S. business has been Certified by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. This honor is determined by feedback from current employees — a direct reflection of their firsthand experience at Hershey.
This year’s survey of current employees noted pride in their work, trust in the brand and excitement in the company’s future as particular strengths for the company. Hershey’s U.S. business joins operations in Canada, Brazil, India, Mexico and Malaysia in earning this certification honor.
“Great Place to Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice-president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “By successfully earning this recognition, it is evident that Hershey stands out as one of the top companies to work for, providing a great workplace environment for its employees.”
She emphasizes that Certification is the sole official recognition earned by the real-time feedback of employees regarding their company culture.
“Our recognition again by Great Place to Work showcases our commitment to providing our employees a fulfilling experience focused on wellbeing, growth and career advancement,” says Michele Buck, CEO of Hershey. “We believe that an equitable workplace and culture fosters innovation, collaboration and growth – critical drivers which propel us forward on our journey to become a Leading Snacking Powerhouse.”
According to the company, Hershey’s workforce is driven by a people-first culture of co-creation — empowering employees to embrace their authentic selves, take ownership of their work and unlock career potential. The company recognizes that its people are its greatest asset, actively investing in professional development and upskilling opportunities.
“Great Place to Work® Certification underscores our commitment to creating a workplace where our employees can reach their full potential,” says Chris Scalia, Hershey chief human resources officer. “We know our people can be their best when they feel their best. This means working to make sure everyone here feels supported, inspired and valued. To do this, we are constantly evolving to build a culture that values diversity, builds careers and embraces a strong sense of community.”
According to Great Place to Workresearch, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93 percent more likely to look forward to coming to work and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.