Campbell Soup Company

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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
158 Reviews
3.4
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Campbell Soup Company 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 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.  

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company tends to be too conservative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to make a difference. Put in the work.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your employees more than the potential profits.

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  5.  

    Summer intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -None, great work

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course.

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  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the priciples of sustainable growth.

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  9.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    "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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  10.  

    The best place to work in America

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    Company cares about its employees and treats/values them as assets to the company. Rewards the hard workers. Not a place for slackers or someone who just wants to make a living and not passionate about the work.

    Cons

    Location may not be ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course. Employees feel good about Management and it shows in company performance.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think fondly of my experience, learning, and team members here

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    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented feel, I felt valued and trusted in my role, was promoted after 2.5 years which was great. I really made lots of friends through work, they promoted networking and team building events. Good work/life balance and summer hours were a nice perk. The cafeteria is also pleasant with new, healthier offerings. I gained a lot of good work experience at Campbell's.

    Cons

    Change in management yeilded numerous lay offs and changes in how valuable my group was.

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