Campbell Soup Company

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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
162 Reviews
3.4
162 Reviews
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Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison
78 Ratings

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Pros
  • One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments (in 23 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poised to make a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership team that wants to shake things up
    Plenty of challenges
    More than fair compensation

    Cons

    Too much risk averse deadwood at senior levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Campbell's Soup

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Icon brands, great management team,

    Cons

    Canned soup is not "on trend" and continues to be important to the financial portfolio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the portfolio. Consider more acquisitions and divestitures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great company with strong brands and relationship based culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Camden, NJ

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

    Pros

    work life balance, corporate social responsibility

    Cons

    has been slow to react to changes in the market in the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Times and tides are changin'

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (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
  6.  

    A Blessing and a Curse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    The 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!

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Rather 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the resources to get things done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, opportunities to advance

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great brand and they care about their people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    Recognition of the brand, work life balance

    Cons

    Location, job reductions are often

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big name, with a small company feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to lead, not follow the other CPG's. Focus on innovation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take more risks and be willing to change.

    Approves of CEO

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