Find ThiAbout: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a privately held company founded in 1927 when Milton S. Hershey separated his chocolate manufacturing operations from his other businesses.

Company Profile

  • Type of Corporation: Privately held Pennsylvania Corporation
  • Year Founded: 1927
  • Number of Employees: 1,650 Full-time and 7,400 Part-time and Seasonal Employees
  • Work Environment: Casual to Business
  • Primary Business: Entertainment and Hospitality Company

Our Proud History

In 1903 Milton S. Hershey returned to his birthplace with a vision to build the world's first modern chocolate factory. He was not content with the factory alone, however, and took an active role in the community sprouting up around him. He built a "real home town" complete with schools, shops, and "Hershey Park," where his employees and their families could relax. He even started an orphanage and a school, endowing it with his entire fortune. Later, while the nation suffered during the Great Depression, he created many jobs for the town's citizens by building a community center, theater, stadium, arena - and a spectacular, European-style grand hotel - The Hotel Hershey.  Since Mr. Hershey owned not only the chocolate factory, but also many of the town's utilities and businesses, in 1927 he decided to separate the chocolate manufacturing operations from his other ventures. All of these non-chocolate producing divisions were placed under the name Hershey Estates.  Today we are known as Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company.

Our Core Purpose

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School, the largest home and school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need.


Core Values

  • Devoted to the Legacy: Acting in a manner that reflects the dedication and integrity of our Founder
  • Selfless Spirit of Service: Serving our employees and their families, our guests, and community and environment
  • Team Focused: Supporting one another as we work toward common goals and earning each other’s trust.
  • Respectful of Others: Treating all people with dignity, while respecting their differences and ideas

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