Campbell Soup
3.4 of 5 137 reviews
www.campbellsoup.com Camden, NJ 5000+ Employees

Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.4 137 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(63 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Great people who take pride in doing good work"
    in 11 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 3 reviews
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    Campbell Proud!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Camden, NJ

    ProsThe 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!

    Cons1. 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 Senior ManagementStay true to the priciples of sustainable growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mm! Mm! Good!

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Camden, NJ

    ProsTheir 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The best place to work in America

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, CT

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsLocation may not be ideal

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course. Employees feel good about Management and it shows in company performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great training

    Director (Current Employee)
    Norwalk, CT

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    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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    Good company to work for because people there are hard workers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople in the organization are dedicated to their roles and accomplishing their assignments. As a contractor, I saw a level of dedication unprecedented elsewhere. Great work-life balance program as work from home and taking care of self is encouraged. Supportive during times of personal need.

    ConsAs the company makes adjustments to meet changing business landscapes it has meant more work with fewer resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider modifying work load to match resource availability to reduce risk of burn out and stress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Minimal Complaints

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Great team of people: very intelligent, great pedigree
     - Had the opportunity to learn and grow
     - Worked very hard and was rewarded with recognition and promotions
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    Cons- Meeting culture: Expect to be booked from morning till evening. I brought work home with me and worked very long hours outside of the office
     - Lack of decision making: They are trying to change this, but this is a cultural issue and will take time
     - Reorganizations annually, if not more.... difficult to get traction

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet the course and stay on it. Whether it be DAI, Engagement, whatever the new process or policy or innovation.... stick to something and see if it actually works.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    worked 3 seasons in 3 different departments

    Seasonal (Former Employee)
    Napoleon, OH

    Prosi think the team work and management skills are awesome! i loved being part of the campbells team1

    Consi wish they would assign you to a department and call you back to that dept. working other depts. every season doesnt allow you to excel at being good!

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCaring bosses who really take the time to get to know you

    ConsLong Hours and I felt like they didn't compensate me enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter management system and compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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