Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
150 Reviews
3.4
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Campbell Soup 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent people, family friendly, great brands.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer  in  Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Where Icon Brands Thrive, People are Valued, and You Can Make A Difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Campbell Proud!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    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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  5.  

    Mm! Mm! Good!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The best place to work in America

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall lots of positives, but at the end it is about the bottom line

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager of Shopper Insights and Category Solutions in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Good benefits
    - Nice headquarters
    - Family oriented w/ the work life balance that comes along with it
    - Strong corporate culture w/ emphasis on relationships

    Cons

    While this is a great place to work, we do play in many mature but declining categories. It can get discouraging to see red numbers on a page when you know you are working your butt off.

    Also this is very much an old boys' network. America is changing, folks. Hire people who represent the diverse landscape of our country & give them to the support they need to move up through the ranks. Promote based on performance!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DIVERSIFY! People aren't buying soup like they used to. I know we're trying with innovation but let's accelerate our acquisition rate and get into some spaces that are on-trend w/ long term viability!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic work environment

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    • 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (health, dental, matching 401K 100% up to 4%), friendly working environment, work/life balance, training, and commitment to community service. Management supports career growth and development. Free soup Fridays and random free food can be found frequently. Discounted Godiva chocolates, Pepperidge Farm cookies, and other products at the company store. Building had been in process of updating and creating new modern office areas.

    Cons

    Systems and tools to do job are lacking/unreliable. Company seems to reorganize like every 2 years, which often accompanies layoffs. I've seen many people who have worked there more than 20 years get laid off from reorganizations. Upper management constantly making changes that create a lot of grind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how your actions affect all the people that work below you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, good opportunities and benefits, some corporate bureaucracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Great people
    Good opportunities within the company
    Nice building to work in
    Good pay and benefits
    Pretty good culture

    Cons

    Evaluation system for performance is flawed
    Not all departments are treated or managed with the same integrity
    Some managers are only looking out for their own careers
    No where to go that is close by for lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throw out the performance review system

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Family-based company with a many good qualities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Find more efficient ways to communicate needs to other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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