Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
150 Reviews
3.4
150 Reviews
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Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people who take pride in doing good work (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • formal training can be hard to come by (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance can be a challenge because cutbacks over the last several years have required everyone to do more with less (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall lots of positives, but at the end it is about the bottom line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions in Camden, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Good benefits
    - Nice headquarters
    - Family oriented w/ the work life balance that comes along with it
    - Strong corporate culture w/ emphasis on relationships

    Cons

    While this is a great place to work, we do play in many mature but declining categories. It can get discouraging to see red numbers on a page when you know you are working your butt off.

    Also this is very much an old boys' network. America is changing, folks. Hire people who represent the diverse landscape of our country & give them to the support they need to move up through the ranks. Promote based on performance!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIVERSIFY! People aren't buying soup like they used to. I know we're trying with innovation but let's accelerate our acquisition rate and get into some spaces that are on-trend w/ long term viability!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (health, dental, matching 401K 100% up to 4%), friendly working environment, work/life balance, training, and commitment to community service. Management supports career growth and development. Free soup Fridays and random free food can be found frequently. Discounted Godiva chocolates, Pepperidge Farm cookies, and other products at the company store. Building had been in process of updating and creating new modern office areas.

    Cons

    Systems and tools to do job are lacking/unreliable. Company seems to reorganize like every 2 years, which often accompanies layoffs. I've seen many people who have worked there more than 20 years get laid off from reorganizations. Upper management constantly making changes that create a lot of grind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how your actions affect all the people that work below you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, good opportunities and benefits, some corporate bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Great people
    Good opportunities within the company
    Nice building to work in
    Good pay and benefits
    Pretty good culture

    Cons

    Evaluation system for performance is flawed
    Not all departments are treated or managed with the same integrity
    Some managers are only looking out for their own careers
    No where to go that is close by for lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out the performance review system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company for training and building your career when starting out. Gain valuable experience from a top notch CPG company. From a sales perspective, the insights and resources available far exceed other food companies.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to focus on culture and engagement to drive retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people and a cultural

    Cons

    At times, the politics were overbearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Authentically connect with your people the way Doug Conant did...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Family-based company with a many good qualities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are usually very good, they allow for an open environment to work and discuss with your coworkers and the culture is generally very friendly. Also, there is quite a bit a diversity in age groups and gender.

    Cons

    There is not much racial diversity among the employees and sometimes the upper management is too personal. Although you will enjoy how personal they are, sometimes they call for meetings that could have easily been conducted over the phone or through email, making work less efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more efficient ways to communicate needs to other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for because people there are hard workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup as a contractor

    Pros

    People in the organization are dedicated to their roles and accomplishing their assignments. As a contractor, I saw a level of dedication unprecedented elsewhere. Great work-life balance program as work from home and taking care of self is encouraged. Supportive during times of personal need.

    Cons

    As the company makes adjustments to meet changing business landscapes it has meant more work with fewer resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider modifying work load to match resource availability to reduce risk of burn out and stress.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Minimal Complaints

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    - Great team of people: very intelligent, great pedigree
     - Had the opportunity to learn and grow
     - Worked very hard and was rewarded with recognition and promotions
     -

    Cons

    - Meeting culture: Expect to be booked from morning till evening. I brought work home with me and worked very long hours outside of the office
     - Lack of decision making: They are trying to change this, but this is a cultural issue and will take time
     - Reorganizations annually, if not more.... difficult to get traction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the course and stay on it. Whether it be DAI, Engagement, whatever the new process or policy or innovation.... stick to something and see if it actually works.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    worked 3 seasons in 3 different departments

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal  in  Napoleon, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal in Napoleon, OH (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i think the team work and management skills are awesome! i loved being part of the campbells team1

    Cons

    i wish they would assign you to a department and call you back to that dept. working other depts. every season doesnt allow you to excel at being good!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Caring bosses who really take the time to get to know you

    Cons

    Long Hours and I felt like they didn't compensate me enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management system and compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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