Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Reviews in Camden, NJ

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.5 57 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(27 ratings)

70% 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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    Strong company with great people

    Intern - Hourly (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Genuine

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    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 Senior ManagementInterns could use more basic training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very family base company

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsCampbell's offers great salary for all levels

    Conscompany is currently undergoing new challenges with week economy

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should look at lower staff for guidance of company growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved every day working in the "soup house".

    Assistant Area Manager (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsIt is a family owned business that has stayed true to it's roots. Quality products, made with quality people from quality ingredients.

    ConsLong hours and a lot of changing shift work

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease your direct marketing strategies. Focus on the family values and traditional quality products.
    You most broaden your product lines to include more ethnic products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible Place to Work

    Senior Manager, Purchasing (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsBrand recognition. Decent pay. Looks good on resume

    ConsPolitics over all else,and Incredible bureaucracy. Their Gallup employee engagement measure is a joke... It is not anonymous and there are extreme consequences for being honest. Walking down the hallways with all the placards is eerily similar to Orwell's 1984. It apparently hasn't changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture and be a hungry efficient food company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has never been able to become a true global player due to it's risk adverse culture

    Director (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsEmployees are very well compensated for the work they perform. One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments.

    ConsCompany too focused on protection of current cash flow and dividend at the expense of making the necessary investments to become a true global player. Organization structure is much too top heavy resulting in behavior to just survive as opposed to taking the necessary risks to promote growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs opposed to doing blanket percentage cuts across the organization initiate a true process review on a department by department basis to determine a better way to streamline the organization. This needs to be done in an objective manner and not be left to the department heads. Maybe a real COO is the answer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family-based company with a many good qualities.

    Intern (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsBenefits are usually very good, they allow for an open environment to work and discuss with your coworkers and the culture is generally very friendly. Also, there is quite a bit a diversity in age groups and gender.

    ConsThere is not much racial diversity among the employees and sometimes the upper management is too personal. Although you will enjoy how personal they are, sometimes they call for meetings that could have easily been conducted over the phone or through email, making work less efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind more efficient ways to communicate needs to other employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience was very positive

    Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsThe people and a cultural

    ConsAt times, the politics were overbearing

    Advice to Senior ManagementAuthentically connect with your people the way Doug Conant did...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to intern

    R&D Co-Op (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsThey give their interns a lot of responsibility. Campbell's is very diverse so you can learn development on a wide range of products. They have a great Co-Op program and I highly recommend it. They help the interns with moving expenses and give a monthly stipend for living.

    ConsNot in the best location. Experience can be very dependent on the boss you're place with during the Co-Op. As in every work place there's a lot of politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore consistent experience among members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An amazing experience

    R&D Co-Op (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsGreat opportunities, great people, and great corporate structure.

    ConsNone that come to mind. Maybe a slightly overwhelming workload at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work and pushing your employees to their best and top performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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