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More concerned with being politically correct than getting results

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  Camden, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Vice President in Camden, NJ (US)

I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The soup sells itself but despite that Progresso and Private Label have taken over as the leaders of the soup world and Campbell Soup is merely a commodity now

Cons

Campbell Soup is a PR nightmare. The Human Resources department is more concerned with looking politically correct than getting any results. This has lead to incompetent persons heading up most departments including the CEO who was given the role because she is a woman. She had screwed up major company installation attempts with SAP software and yet because she talked the talk and had the look was promoted. The HR department is very involved in reviewing executives when they have no idea what the skill set is that is needed in the role. They are more concerned with having people who look the right way (but God forbid if you are overweight in this company or a bit alternative, you will go NOWHERE fast. If you are someone thinking of leaving your high flying early career to come to Campbell Soup my advice is a strong DON'T. Campbell Soup can never develop talent from within and the furthest you will go is a boring middle management job where you will constantly watch your back. Layoffs happen every six months and usually start with those are can not fit the cookie cutter boring approach. The stock is doomed as weill be your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire everyone in Human Resources right now. Bring in Business Persons to run the company. Develop people from within. Get my stock options out from being underwater the past ten years you pathetic slugs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive in terms of sustainability and newly remolded work place, however, culture is very confrontational.

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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 Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for strong leaders and willing to test and learn almost anything.

    Cons

    High turnover causes lack of quality management and HR Dept is weak. Extremely fast paced culture and high workload expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure ongoing candid conversations with management to understand beyond the politics.

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    Times and tides are changin'

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

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

    Pros

    New CEO in Denise Morrison, emerging as a better leader now out of the shadow of Doug Conant, compared to working under him. She sees the need for change, and is starting the transition. She has established a leadership team with the will to transform the business, compared with the previous regime of old school network retirement fund builders. This will be an exciting couple of years, where new things will be tried, opportunities for differentiation and disruptive pathways will be more readily accepted, and the building of a healthier future and culture begins.

    Cons

    Having to deal with the aftermath of 10 years where the company stood still, and product portfolio stood still. Now we see the first sign of life after a long dormant period, where image was more important than profitability or growth. Difficulty will be halting the 10 year slide and turning the corner - May have to look for solutions from outside the world of soup to reverse the irrelevance of the products to today's consumer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify, acquire new businesses, take more risk, focus on something other than condensed soup! Change with the times - We were not always Campbell Soup Company, so we can change again, possibly to just Campbell's and spread our wings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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