Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 142 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(66 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 16 reviews)

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


Cons
  • 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)

  • Senior management relies too much on middle management and have caused many failures in business projects(in 4 reviews)

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    A Blessing and a Curse

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsThe leadership under CEO Doug Conant was wonderful. He was warm, he seemed to care, and he drove the company with his Leadership Model. Employee services were improved dramatically during his tenure. On-site empoyee credit union, gym, daycare, cafeteria, company store, and even a drop-off/pick-up location for dry cleaning!

    ConsThe paths for advancement are not made clear. The employees who are there have been there forEVER and the only visible chance for advancement is when someone retires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRather than simply telling people they have done their job satisfactorily, go out of your way to find things they did well and recognize them. Encourage them to aspire for more and not to spend 30 yrs wasting away in the same position.

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    Campbell's is a great place to make a difference. They love new ideas and are open to a better way of doing things

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsI feel like I can make an impact in the processes, comunication and the way of doing business. Campbells management is open to ideas about how to get better, cut the red tape and be a more flexible company.

    ConsThere is a fair amount of red tape and everybody wants to get consensus

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the resources to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience so far

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsGreat benefits, good pay, opportunities to advance

    ConsMany people set in their ways, Camden, rounds of recent layoffs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great brand and they care about their people

    Director (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsRecognition of the brand, work life balance

    ConsLocation, job reductions are often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big name, with a small company feel

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsWork/life balance is encourage, though not fully supported in all departments.

    ConsSlow to make decisions, penny wise/dollar foolish on some decisions. Manufacturing driven organization first and innovation focused 2nd

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to lead, not follow the other CPG's. Focus on innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, good employeer, good brands, need to find growth drivers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsReally great people, with a good culture of respect for employee's.

    ConsNeed more dynamic senior leadership willing to find growth drivers. To stuck on old success, versus being innovative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to take more risks and be willing to change.

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    Can't complain. Solid company, good pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    Proscompetitive salary, friendly colleagues, easy commute from Philadelphia (against traffic!), forward thinking company, stable company, flexible, reasonable. Also, my department was very trustworthy. They allow you to work from home when you want/need to. As long as your work gets completed, they're not concerned about where you work. That's very important to me.

    ConsSome senior executives, while nice, are very behind the times.

    Working in Camden isn't exactly idea, but the company has done the best it can with a bad situation. The city is really lousy, but Campbells has really made the work environment as nice as they can to help make you forget that it's a bit lousy beyond the borders of the office campus.

    But still, I'd rather work in Philly where colleagues go out for a drink after work and socialize. That's a big benefit of working in an office that I missed while I worked there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore attention could be paid to employee moral levels. I know this wasn't the norm, but for a while I was miserable because I worked with someone who was a complete idiot. I mean, mind blowing stupid. But the company invested too much money to get them to the company to acknowledge they messed up, so the moral for the rest of the department dropped dramatically. There was very little I could do about it though. Anonymous peer reviews would have been wonderful.

    Also, the reviews that are meant for employees to rate their managers is a bit silly. It's a god idea, but especially for small departments it doesn't work well. I know of a past manager (who has since left the company) who pressured their employees to give them top marks on those reviews.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Campbell's Technologist

    Technologist (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Newly created building looks great. Great location close to Philly. Team environment creates atmosphere for cross-functional sharing.

    ConsA lot of meetings create a lot of grind. Decisions are made through consensus, not single authority. People don't stay in roles more than 2 -3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould like to see more risk-taking from management. Need to be leaders in markets, instead of fast-followers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great brands, great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswell recognized brands, well recognized company, employees genuinely care about state of the business

    Consonce you hit a certain level, there is less opportunity for growth and movement

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to work towards improving the consistency among management. Many policies are at the discretion of particular managers and there are some inconsistencies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A New Campbell Soup is need,

    No Comment (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    Prosit is a good company for job security because it is a family styled company that plays buddy system,

    making sure you please your boss and eat out with him/her few times a week and you will be fine,

    this company has a high tolerance to accept failures !! it's good for people looking for paycheck twice a month but take no risk suggesting new ideas and initiatives for the benefit of the company's future.

    Consmanagement promote people close to to them but not to people far away from them even they can greatly benefiting the company,

    Most middle management are not entirely honest in the company and they care more about their persoanl agenda than the company. They generally do not see far ahead in business and have very limited foreign experience. Senior management relies too much on middle management and have caused many failures in business projects.

    effiiciency of this company is very low; it is common to see people/ groups covering up mistakes or failures,

    Advice to Senior Managementeliminating family members or friends in the company and focus on using others with applicable skills that can bring in immediate results,

    the key is to hire the right and the very best person for job and not the closest friend - it's easy to say but very seldom done in this company,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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