Milton Hershey School delivers a cost-free excellent education to children from low-income families in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Due in part to the school’s positive workplace policies and benefits, Milton Hershey School received ranking among the 2015 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, a statewide survey competition that identifies the best employers.
Best Places to Work performs comprehensive assessments to determine the top employers in a given state and requires participating companies and businesses to submit an array of survey material. The submission process includes a detailed two-part survey that collects data from each entity’s employers and employees regarding workplace policies, benefits, and demographics. Employees are also asked to rate their employer on a five-point scale.
Survey administration and data analysis performed by Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent research firm that focuses on identifying and recognizing exceptional places to work worldwide. BCG releases the results of its assessments to the Central Penn Business Journal (CPBJ) for publication. The CPBJ also celebrates the event through partnerships with several state organizations, which include the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the PA State Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Application fees and number of employee surveys required vary by company size. Eligible entities include nonprofits, for-profits, and both privately and publically held organizations. Additionally, organizations must consist of 25 or more full-time or part-time employees to qualify.