Campbell Soup

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Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.5 142 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(66 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments(in 17 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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    Campbell's is classic Food CPG - with the strengths and challenges that brings

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros+ Strong staffing with bright, generally motivated people
    + Strong brands, though dusty and aging in many cases

    Cons+ Challenged on driving topline growth; and expecting unrealistic goals (especially give support levels) in that department
    + Often run like a collection of fiefdoms by folks with a particular love of the next "shiny" thing...whether that be a category, consumer group, strategy, etc. Not a lot of patience to see things through.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile there is a benefit in aspiring to very lofty objectives, achieving them requires sustained focus investment and strategy. And current focus on very lofty objectives encourages people to inflate their forecasts to hit what is expected of them, regardless of the feasibility of actually meeting such numbers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poised to make a difference

    Vice President (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    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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    Campbell's Soup

    Manager (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    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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    Great people, difficult environment

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) Camden, NJ

    ProsSmart. committed people to work with
    Social responsibility is taken seriously
    Highly ethical

    ConsCan't make decisions
    Fearful of making mistakes, slow to innovate
    Slave to the analysts
    Exceedingly slow to change despite widespread recognition that it's needed

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet people make decisions you pay them to make - stop second guessing, stop asking for reams of data and then chase squirrels rather than make up your minds.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Engaging !

    Production Laborer (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsThe people,first most the Human Resource Department ,very well educated.

    ConsNot gonna tell you something negative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring local talent,prepares them for future involvement like myself.

    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

    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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    SCARED TO GO TO WORK IN CHERRY HILL!

    Customer Service Analyst (Current Employee) Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsMy fellow workers and the benefits.

    ConsIt’s to the point where I am afraid to come to work. I think it’s just a matter of time before somebody goes postal. The management – especially in Cherry Hill – is so unbelievably unfair and unreasonable that you just can’t win. A blind man can see what’s going on yet nothing changes. Good people have left the organization, voiced their reasons during their exit interviews and nobody does anything to make things better for those of us who are stuck here. Great employees are getting bad reviews – and the reasons are ridiculous. Some people aren’t even given reasons why they get bad reviews. “You said something that somebody didn’t like but I can’t tell you what it was.” One comment negates an entire year of blood, sweat and tears – not to mention completely wipes away any self-esteem we have left. I used to love my job but now I hate coming to work every day. No matter what I do, it’s never enough. We are all felt to feel completely worthless. I wish I could get another job but, without a degree, I know I can’t. So they just keep beating us down and making us feel horrible. My customers like me, my sales people like me, my colleagues like me – but I keep getting bad reviews. And for stupid reasons. I come in early, stay late and work through lunch but it doesn't matter. It never used to be like this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Took sales force for granted

    Retail Business Manager (Former Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsMost of the people are great to work with

    ConsCompany took a turn for the worse with new CEO

    Advice to Senior ManagementTook field sales force for granted

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fine, changing new CEO settling in, tough to tell yet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation package is above industry average

    ConsHigh turnover, movement in all levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSecond tier management needs leadership training.

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    from beginning to when i left, Campbell Soup was a GREAT place to work. Can't speak for anything beyond 1995

    Systems Programmer/LAN Administrative (Former Employee) Camden, NJ

    Prosback in the day, excellent training, tons of opportunity to try/learn new things. Manager recognized and rewarded diligence, skill, effort, and results. The company produces excellent products

    Consthe outsource MIS in early 90's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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