Campbell Soup Company

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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Denise Morrison
Denise Morrison
78 Ratings

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.  

    Just OK.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company

    Pros

    I loved the company store. Many discounted goods and products. Free soup on friday.

    Cons

    Pretty conservative corporate culture. Not exactly the most exciting industry either.

  2.  

    Not a good place to stay employed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Production in Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Hourly Production in Napoleon, OH

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is somewhat competitive. The company keeps up on payroll.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and " good 'old boy" attitude. Pay will be spent keeping up with insurance premiums. Have to fight for fairness on the floor. Claims to be family oriented. Working at 11:00pm Christmas night is not my outlook of family oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on your lower management. Less meetings and more production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to start, uncertain future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Manager

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people working hard
    Iconic brands that offer a variety of experiences - different types of products, types of consumers, different impactful marketing levers
    Good place to start your career & build skills

    Cons

    Inconsistant work environment that can be very manager specific
    Poor & deteriorating culture
    Employees question leadership's ability to set direction or achieve it
    The current general sentiment is one of fear and frustration as the company does quite a bit of downsizing and is unable to make a significant change in course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don'tWprst Place to Work EVER!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people you work with

    Cons

    Not enough room to write them all down. I would love to know where all these good review writers work. This is the worst company ever. They treat the employees horribly. If you're not young, they won't even consider you for a job. It's like working in a third world country. They condone bullying and discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit Cherry Hill, Denise Morrison - you're not better than us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful, they really do care about their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everything
    Staff was good
    Managers were excellent
    Fast paced
    Tons of food always!
    Friendly Atmosphere

    Cons

    Environment not safe
    Not great parking
    Not safe neighborhood
    Can get lost easily
    Parking can be at least 1 mile and a half away at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Campbell Soup

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Change of business plan caused a lot of lay offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Campbell Soup is a solid company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Business Unit Leader in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Being 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Operations Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Intern in Napoleon, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Intern in Napoleon, OH

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A really good opportunity if you are interested in manufacturing and management. Well paid and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Although overtime pay is nice, it was a lot of overtime. Including most weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Campbell's has clear opportunities to fix within field sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Campbell's is a iconic U.S. brand with a great heritage. A broad portfolio of products across multiple aisles at retail provide them the size and leverage necessary to negotiate with retailers and gain critical points of distribution. They pay extremely well and have fairly solid benefits which make their job openings very appealing to outsiders.

    Cons

    Their HR department is empowered to make decisions without due process and accurate research, or a relevant understanding of the atmospheres and sub-cultures within the field sales teams. The field Category Management team reports to their field Sales team which can provide a conflict of interest externally with some retailers. What they say versus what they do regarding work/life balance are polar opposites (my team worked 48 hours straight on a project, and it was expected by senior management).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only reorganize when it meets a strategic directive. Do not reorganize in order to shift power to one department over another. Investigate the HR department for opportunities to educate how to influence morale in a positive way, and encourage them to visit the field teams they support to better understand the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice People, Poor Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are generally nice and hard-working
    Good benefits
    Nice facilities

    Cons

    No vision or strategy...just lots of fire drills
    Risk-averse leadership
    No diversity of people or ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk the talk...people can see right through it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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