Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.5 143 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(67 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Dynamic work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Camden, NJ (US)

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsSystems 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 Senior ManagementConsider how your actions affect all the people that work below you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, good opportunities and benefits, some corporate bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsEvaluation 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 Senior ManagementThrow out the performance review system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great training

    Director (Current Employee) Norwalk, CT (US)

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family-based company with a many good qualities.

    Intern (Former Employee) Camden, NJ (US)

    ProsBenefits 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementFind more efficient ways to communicate needs to other employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for because people there are hard workers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider modifying work load to match resource availability to reduce risk of burn out and stress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was very positive

    Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) Camden, NJ (US)

    ProsThe people and a cultural

    ConsAt times, the politics were overbearing

    Advice to Senior ManagementAuthentically connect with your people the way Doug Conant did...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Minimal Complaints

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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
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    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 Senior ManagementSet 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    worked 3 seasons in 3 different departments

    Seasonal (Former Employee) Napoleon, OH (US)

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

    Consi 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 Senior Managementno comment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter management system and compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I recommend Campbell Soup

    Category Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong Brands that consumers love. Investing in World Headquarters making it a much better place to work. Name recognition, heritage.

    ConsMany categories are declining. Changing Culture. Possible takeover target. Yearly reorganizations have crippled employee morale. Constant turnover Sales & Marketing personnel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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