Campbell Soup
3.4 of 5 125 reviews
www.campbellsoup.com Camden, NJ 5000+ Employees

Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.4 125 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(57 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance, innovative, forward thinking, most managers engage the workforce"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Great people who take pride in doing good work"
    in 10 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
  • "Management intimidates the staff if there are any low engagement Gallup scores"
    in 3 reviews
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A very paternalistic company, friendly work environment, but little opportunity for growth

Customer Service Analyst (Current Employee)
Celaya, Guanajuato (Mexico)

I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIs a leading brand
Friendly work environment
Opportunity to improve many things

ConsLittle opportunity for growth
Poor communication between departments
Manual processes

Advice to Senior ManagementActive involvement of all leaders

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

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Campbell Soup is a solid company

Business Unit Leader (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

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

ProsWork life balance, innovative, forward thinking, most managers engage the workforce. Cross-functional team development increased year after year for the past 3 years.

ConsBeing a large corporation their are numerous layers to get through to get to the decision makers. Local VP and Plant Manager were too wrapped up in the business politics to see the plant was the target to close. Many employees saw it coming and tried to get the attention of the VP and plant manager to find a way to stop the closure event.

Advice to Senior ManagementDenise Morrison, the next plant closure or major change that takes place show that you care. You displayed absolutely no empathy to the Sacramento closure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Vice President (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- career path and opportunities
- employee engagement

Cons- Politics
- Camden, NJ
- Concentration of risk in USA, Soup, Walmart

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Campbells

Blender (Former Employee)
Listowel, ON (Canada)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLoved the people I worked with

Consshut down and moved to USA

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poised to make a difference

Vice President (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLeadership team that wants to shake things up
Plenty of challenges
More than fair compensation

ConsToo much risk averse deadwood at senior levels

Advice to Senior ManagementBe bold

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

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worked here for 2 years on contract, seriously consider joining full time but did not for personal reasons

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Listowel, ON (Canada)

I worked at Campbell Soup as a contractor for more than a year

Proscompetitive salary
work live balance
great people to work with , very collaberative

Conshave had to make some hard decisions to close

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Campbell's Soup

Manager (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ

I worked at Campbell Soup as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsIcon brands, great management team,

ConsCanned soup is not "on trend" and continues to be important to the financial portfolio

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify the portfolio. Consider more acquisitions and divestitures

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great company with strong brands and relationship based culture

Director (Current Employee)
Camden, NJ

I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 3 years

Proswork life balance, corporate social responsibility

Conshas been slow to react to changes in the market in the past

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Times and tides are changin'

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Camden, NJ

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

ProsNew CEO in Denise Morrison, emerging as a better leader now out of the shadow of Doug Conant, compared to working under him. She sees the need for change, and is starting the transition. She has established a leadership team with the will to transform the business, compared with the previous regime of old school network retirement fund builders. This will be an exciting couple of years, where new things will be tried, opportunities for differentiation and disruptive pathways will be more readily accepted, and the building of a healthier future and culture begins.

ConsHaving to deal with the aftermath of 10 years where the company stood still, and product portfolio stood still. Now we see the first sign of life after a long dormant period, where image was more important than profitability or growth. Difficulty will be halting the 10 year slide and turning the corner - May have to look for solutions from outside the world of soup to reverse the irrelevance of the products to today's consumer base.

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify, acquire new businesses, take more risk, focus on something other than condensed soup! Change with the times - We were not always Campbell Soup Company, so we can change again, possibly to just Campbell's and spread our wings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Blessing and a Curse

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ

I worked at Campbell Soup

ProsThe leadership under CEO Doug Conant was wonderful. He was warm, he seemed to care, and he drove the company with his Leadership Model. Employee services were improved dramatically during his tenure. On-site empoyee credit union, gym, daycare, cafeteria, company store, and even a drop-off/pick-up location for dry cleaning!

ConsThe paths for advancement are not made clear. The employees who are there have been there forEVER and the only visible chance for advancement is when someone retires.

Advice to Senior ManagementRather than simply telling people they have done their job satisfactorily, go out of your way to find things they did well and recognize them. Encourage them to aspire for more and not to spend 30 yrs wasting away in the same position.

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