Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. The community at Campbell Soup really did make you feel a part of the family and the workers were happy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Etobicoke, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good sense of community (very family like)
    - took feedback very well on all levels of the organizations
    - worked as a team and actively collaborated to solve issues

    Cons

    - manufacturing environment
    - not that many opportunities to move around (keep in mind that this manufacturing though)
    - need to understand machinery a bit (depends on role)

    Advice to Management

    - the management/leadership at campbell's soup at the etobicoke plant is excellent, everyone listens to each other and work together

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Work-Life Balance, Friendly People, Happy Place

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The most open, warm environment I have experienced. The people are genuinely nice and want to see the company succeed. The Former CEO did an amazing job leading the company. He knew nearly everyone by name and would make it a point to walk around and talk to his employees every week.

    Cons

    Its very difficult to move from one area of the firm to another. Also, the brand management team are the "gods" of Campbell Soup and can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make Campbell and family-friendly, warm environment. Work on building employee training and allowing employees an opportunity to advance.

  3. Very Satisfied.

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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 Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Campbell's challenges the individual to strive to make a difference.

    Cons

    Company tends to be too conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to make a difference. Put in the work.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    The system is better than most

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Campbell's you will be given lots of responsibility and room to develop and help the business. The company prefers people who are self starters and are able to navigate a complexed political environment.

    The benefits are good, and the pay structure is very competitive, especially at the higher levels, which creates an incentive to improve, grow and contribute.

    The company really tries to engage the employees in the operation of the business, by using affinity groups and opportunities to get involved by making suggestions that are utilized in product development.

    Cons

    The average tenure is greater than 20 years of age, and although the company is now bringing in young talent, it is difficult to change the entrenched positions of the people who have see an earlier version of the company and are stuck in the past.

    The political environment is difficult due to allowing the tenured people move up in the organization an become decision makers. This is good for the business, but due to their relatively isolated experience, this makes it difficult for them to develop others for competitive roles above their current performance level.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees at the lower level more. Use 1:1 sessions of people who have been there 4,5 or 6 years. These are the employees who will tell you where your roadblocks are hiding.

  6. Pretty good place to work

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    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goods benefits, great pay, very well educated people from Top Universities in the country. Opportunity to meet upper level management.

    Cons

    Camden NJ is not a glamorous locale. Not super diverse as far as diversity in ages. Either very old or very young

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees more than the potential profits.

  7. Summer intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Recognizable name (people won't asks "what do they do?")
    -Large campus, which means plenty of room for advancement
    -Good community

    Cons

    -Location (being located in a shady urban environment has its issues)

    Advice to Management

    -None, great work

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent people, family friendly, great brands.

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    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can have the opportunity to work across multiple brand platforms, with a competitive salary, flexible work arrangement and with great people on your teams. Under Doug Conants direction employee engagement is a high priority and WHQ makes a lot of effort to drive employee connectiveness. There are a lot of extras that add up when you work for CSC. Some of the pluses were on-site child care, a company gym and for employees who take the train/subway a CSC van will pick up and drop off.

    Cons

    Camden....Although Philadelphia is right across the river. Management tends to be indecisive and does not like to rock the boat with new ideas.

    Gallop is used to measure engagement and in theory its excellent, however, most employees are forced to rate high scores or they are threatened with additonal work load or other reprecussions.

    There are a lot of middle managers and layers which makes driving direction and making decisions difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I would focus on eliminating some of the non value added layers through out the organization. It slows decisions down and often clouds the directions of projects and WHQ intiatives.

  9. Where Icon Brands Thrive, People are Valued, and You Can Make A Difference

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees at campbell have tremendous pride in the company and the company's products. The senior leadership of the company is outstanding. In particular, Doug Conant "gets it" - he is a leader who inspires a culture of learning, continuous improvement, and dogged determination. At Campbell you have the autonomy to do your job in a culture that operates from the principle of "do what's right" from the top down. Campbell has very competitive compensation and benefits and is clearly focused on recruiting and developing talent. The company is a "small, big company" where a high performer can truly make a difference.

    Cons

    The company is playing catch-up in business systems.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.

  10. Campbell Proud!!

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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 Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The senior leadership of Campbell soup is outstanding. Doug Connant is a great leader before he is a great CEO. The culture of integrity and "Winning in the workplace" that has been created under the current leadership is palpable at all employee levels. Since 2001 Campbell Soup has fought hard to do right by its products, its people and its community. It is a wonderful feeling and a daily source of motivation to be proud of the company you work for.

        This is a great place to work!

    Cons

    1. As with other organizations, some middle management at Campbell Soup apply a narrow focus to problem solving. We need holistic approaches to problem solving in order to innovate.

    2. When I read the documentation for the review/evaluation process it is easy to tell how it fits into the culture of the Company. However, the annual and mid-term review process often feels like a bloated and cumbersome process. At best, it is difficult to apply to daily or even weekly activities.

    3. Gallup survey: Some items in the survey such as "In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work" has a tendency to created phony or empty gestures from superiors. In addition, attempts at improving Gallup scores seem to be approached by simple mechanical processes that are applied to any group that has at least 5 supervised employees. From my perspective, some low scores are a result of variables from outside these smaller groups and can not be remedied at the lower levels

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the priciples of sustainable growth.

  11. Mm! Mm! Good!

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Their Value & Commitment to the employees, consumers and the community. Compensation is fair and consistent with the market. Facilities in Camden are safe and, soon to be, easily accessible. Cafeteria offers different varieties of healthy alternatives on a daily basis. On Site gym & daycare. Flexible working conditions and hours. Offer Summer Hours to their World Headquarters employees. Green initiative started and growing. Independent Gallup Survey conducted on a yearly basis by the employees.

    Cons

    Seniority & years of service do not guarantee you your job (however your ability to grow does). Daycare is not competitively discounted for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    "I don't try to jump over 7-foot hurdles: I look for 1-foot hurdles that I can step over." - Warren Buffett

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