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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "Benefits are amazing and the laid back culture makes for great work/life balance" (in 61 reviews)

  • "Great environment and great people" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "And if a problem came go to upper management" (in 8 reviews)

  • "There is a lack of decision making" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Progressive, Forward-Thinking Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    Progressive and forward-thinking culture. Several resources designed to enhance career development. Several on-campus benefits including top-of-the-line cafeteria, fitness center, outdoor work space, treadmill desks, and on-site daycare.

    Cons

    Nothing to list at this time.


  2. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    An enjoyable place to work. Plenty of advancement from within.

    Cons

    I have no cons of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "Good company and culture"

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    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great comp and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of organic sales growth


  4. "Desktop Support Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great environment and great people. Things do move at a good pace for the size of the organization.

    Cons

    Like any corporate environment, sometimes management aren't realistic with their expectations

    Advice to Management

    Leverage those who work under you for better ways to approach situations


  5. "The past is not reflective of the future"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - FP&A Manager in Camden, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, summer Fridays, daycare and gym on-site, great brands to support, down to earth coworkers who are also friends

    Cons

    Incredible uncertainty with leadership and the future of the organization. CEO left in May and while CLT has expressed that there is a unified strategy the company is working against, as a mid manager employee I do not feel that everyone is on the same page. Also, no focus on talent management. High performing employees get rewarded with more work while employees who put in the bare minimum are not held accountable. Morale has become extremely low and the work environment is toxic given the uncertainty of what will happen here in the next 6-12 months.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leadership accountable for delivering results. Focus on retaining great employees rather than sitting idle while good talent leaves the organization.


  6. "R&D"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Competitive Compensation
    -Great Company Heritage
    - Flexible Work Schedule

    Cons

    -Many changes bring job insecurity


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing and the laid back culture makes for great work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes things move too slowly. Promotions early on are based more on time in role rather than skill.

    Advice to Management

    Have some sort of acceleration program for quicker advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging times, tough environment"

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    Former Employee - Finance Director in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Director in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iconic company with iconic brands
    Shift in focus to snacks might create more career opportunities, more growth

    Cons

    Activists pushing for sale of company
    Financial challenges as soup business struggles


  9. "Label Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/ life balance, great people

    Cons

    Political, chance for the sake of change

    Advice to Management

    Think outside of the box. Make meaningful changes. Place value in people not just the bottom line.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Interim CEO McLoughlin is bad news for Campbell Soup"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Campbell Soup for over 10 years in retail sales. I love this company. It is good to its employees over the years. Colleagues are helpful and professional. I appreciate the company for it has provided well for me and my family. It is such an iconic brand for American consumers.

    Cons

    It is just a shame that with the recent acquisition of Snyder's that pushed the company over the edge. It is even worse that the Board decided to move Keith McLoughlin into Interim CEO role. I checked with people in retail appliances and they have horrible things to say about McLoughlin. He destroyed the value of Electrolux ever since he moved to Electrolux. He shut down 4 US factories and moved them to Mexico. This had caused significant market share loss for Electrolux. Laundry products decreased from 16% market share to less than 4% in just 6 years. They could not make these products in the new Mexican factories. Also the Mexican plants could not make refrigerators at the same quality and the poor quality had never recovered. He decided to launch the premium Electrolux brand products in 2008 when the market tanked. This costed Electrolux over 1 B$ of profit loss during the past 8 years. Recently, he initiated and botched the GE Appliances acquisition which cost the company over 175 M$ in break up fees and employees there lost over a year of distraction.

    Advice to Management

    To our Board, please do thorough background check on Keith McLoughlin and stop using him as Interim CEO. Campbell Soup needs a CEO with a good track record of growing businesses, NOT destroying businesses. Campbell Soup employees deserve much better leadership. We want our beloved company to prosper at least through the next decade.


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