Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
147 Reviews

3.4
147 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.  

    Overall lots of positives, but at the end it is about the bottom line

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Good benefits
    - Nice headquarters
    - Family oriented w/ the work life balance that comes along with it
    - Strong corporate culture w/ emphasis on relationships

    Cons

    While this is a great place to work, we do play in many mature but declining categories. It can get discouraging to see red numbers on a page when you know you are working your butt off.

    Also this is very much an old boys' network. America is changing, folks. Hire people who represent the diverse landscape of our country & give them to the support they need to move up through the ranks. Promote based on performance!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIVERSIFY! People aren't buying soup like they used to. I know we're trying with innovation but let's accelerate our acquisition rate and get into some spaces that are on-trend w/ long term viability!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - every single employee is genuine and so refreshingly nice
    -friendly but professional environment
    -outstanding cafeteria and work space
    -extremely loval to their employees. common for employees to have worked with campbells for 20+ years

    Cons

    -formal training can be hard to come by. best off coming to Campbells with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be taken more seriously simply to avoid future/potential problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really Disappointed!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are real good. I love going to the Company store where you can get discounts on soups.

    Cons

    I have been employed at Campbell Soup for only five months and already looking for another job. There is a lot of favoritism in my department. The plant consists of a lot of temps working. I have had major issues with some of my co-workers because I I got hired from the outside as a permanent Campbell Soup employee and have never tempted. My Supervisor threatened to fire me the first day on the job!! Not kidding!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what it takes to make a Company become successful but you should take complaints seriously. I have always admired and thought well of Campbell Soup until I actually became employed here. Supervisors and Team Leaders should not play favorites and be more open minded. There are two sides to every story!! I have met wonderful people here but this Company is not for me. I will not be mistreated!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Genuine

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

    I have been working at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -company is filled with nothing but good people
    -challenging but not overbearing
    -experienced management
    -great work environment, extremely comfortable
    -incredible food services

    Cons

    -located in Camden but Campbell's is heavily secured..doesn't feel like you're in the most dangerous city in the country
    -heavy traffic on the NJ side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns could use more basic training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Greedy, not family oriented at Paris, TX plant.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Paris, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Paris, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Safe working conditions most of the time

    Cons

    Work 7 days per week, 8 to 12 hours per day with few days off in the sauce plant. Very stressful and hot temps in the summer. Chaotic planning from management. Too much control from supervision and management trying to make a name for themselves .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are saying instead of supervision because they will deceive you . They make a lot of bad political decisions and make paperwork look good etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people....but leadership challenged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great individuals to work with especially on projects. Emphasis on collaboration and building relationships. Pays extremely well for most roles - actually above market in most cases.

    Cons

    Too many personal agenda's leading the organization versus a comprehensive strategy. Many believe money is the motivator versus good leadership and development. Over pays vs market which can be challenging when looking for a new role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    25 year employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napoleon, OH

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

    Pros

    Employees are great. They really do care about there job. If they were given respect and gratitude for there work. They would work harder. This company doesn't get it.

    Cons

    Supervision is terrible. They belittle employees. Company does not fix machines. They do not care about quality of product. Only quanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would respect the ones doing the work. They would work harder. You don't get that. Also, you have to many salary that are dead weight. If you cut them you could save a bundle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    very good learning experence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer

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

    Pros

    good people, great food learning experence

    Cons

    slow in providing good direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Temp to hire without the hire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    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

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