Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated 6 September 2014
Updated 6 September 2014
150 Reviews
3.3
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.  

    my review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    no cons, very good company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Campbell Soup for more than 10 years.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people who take pride in doing good work. Opportunity to develop strong analytical skills to get management to support your ideas. Company really values strong finance and analytical background/expertise. Strong brand equity and consumer recognition. Great benefits overall depending on position.

    Cons

    Still too conservative and risk-adverse. Needs to be more agile in making decisions. Flat organization leaves little room for upward mobility or diversity of roles/responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and reward intelligent risk-taking and creativity. Provide employees with greater autonomy to make decisions impacting business. Need greater flexibility and responsiveness when addressing market and customer needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Campbell Soup

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    Campbell Soup has a rich history and diversified brands and you can learn a lot about how to run a business. They also pay well and have an on-site child care center and gym.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge because cutbacks over the last several years have required everyone to do more with less. Some managers will allow you to work from home, but this is necessary because dependent on your role you can work 50-60+ hours each week.

    It is hard to move up if you are well networked with the right people. This can be frustrating at times.

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  5.  

    average experience. lots of older, mature folk, so the culture is very mature.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    majority of team members are supportive

    Cons

    Majority of the individuals are well into their career, so not ideal for a new graduate (better off in a rotational or new grad position)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that new graduates are fairly new to the business environment, so patience is imperative to have!

  6.  

    Temp to hire without the hire

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee pay is nice, free soup is nice too.

    Cons

    A lot of miscommunications and disorganization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent training, very safe, great benefits, good learning experience, unionized, company store, good products for kids,

    Cons

    some coworkers had ben working at campbells 20-30-40 years had never seen the inside of another company therefore did not know what it what they had I was there for only 6 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen, listen, listen, get to know your workers, focus on the situation of event not the person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company in need of a vision.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Camden, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    - People
    - Team-based
    - Compensation & Benefits
    - Cafeteria makes incredible food
    - Leadership attempts goal setting
    - Steadily adding structure to chaos

    Cons

    - Goals often unrealistic
    - Sole Short-term performance focus (publicly traded)
    - Declining as competitors rebound/grow (1st Qtr for their 2014)
    - Restructuring Annually (not impacted, but creates work stress - 3 years in a row)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek buyout by Heinz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A high performance organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Campbell values their employees, encourages problem solving, training, and innovation.

    Cons

    If you like the overtime, its there, however if you value spending weekends with loved ones, depending on workload and resources, you will be forced to work the overtime as with any food factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing an outstanding job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nothing but a learning and growing experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation
    Experience opportunities
    People (depending on department and level of engagement)

    Cons

    Movement is slow
    Growth opportunities can be limited depending on department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively work and communicate with high potential employees to move to higher level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    Campbell Soup Company is a good place to work. They hire people with strong academic background and skills. The company has been acquiring numerous outside companies recently which should increase the revenue.

    Cons

    Company has had several reorganizations in the last few years and let employees go. Unknown if more layoff are coming in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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