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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Denise Morrison
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, you can work from home whenever you want (manager's discretion) (in 53 reviews)

  • Great people and training programs (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Big-Small Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extraordinary people, culture, and (NEW) values. The pride felt working for this Iconic organization is contagious! Our CEO, Denise Morrison is a role model for future women leaders. She is an active participant and speaker at many events and the Executive sponsor of the Women of Campbell affinity network. The World Headquarters building is bright, bold, and vibrant, an exciting environment to come to daily. The affinity networks promote an environment of acceptance and D&I among all employees. There are many ways to grow professionally and enhance your network (if you work it).

    Work smarter NOT harder is the motto here at Campbell’s, work-life integration rather than balance (because what is balance really?)

    Cons

    Many positive highlights, but like any organization, Campbell’s needs to work on their politics.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key, continue to Do Right and Be Real. Get out of your office and say hello & how are you to your teams! Take a minute out of your very busy schedules to connect with people (it matters more than you think).

    Campbell Soup Company Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – TALENT ACQUISITION

    Hello! You have captured the essence of what it means to work at Campbell Soup Company! Thank you for sharing your incredible experience.


  2. "Progressive work environment"

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

    Pros

    Lots of utilities offered to further education in food branding. Team building exercises
    Are a strength. Brush up on utilities

    Cons

    Too much reliance on power tools/apps to get points across. Face to face works much better. Power point love is too high

    Advice to Management

    More face to face I terations

  3. "Sales department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    independence, make your own schedule.

    Cons

    bad communication between departments.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance

    Cons

    There is a lack of decision making

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold people accountable


  5. "labeling"

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    Current Employee - Palletizer in Maxton, NC
    Current Employee - Palletizer in Maxton, NC

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

    Pros

    I'm a palletizer and have forklift licenses as well

    Cons

    moving to the florida area do not know how to go about transferring being that I work under a temp agency

    Advice to Management

    to learn everything as possible to maybe one day becoming part of the leadership team


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AGE DISCRIMINATION"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    They give reasonable severerance to keep you from suing

    Cons

    eventually promomiting millenials over people with actual work experience will blow up in their face

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy it while it lasts you will be 40+ one day too and get a VISIP and replaced by a gen Zer


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Lemming"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, environment, benefits, work life balance were all acceptable. I sustained a knee injury that I needed surgery to fix. I was out for about 2 months and everything was seamless. My job was located in New Jersey where cost of living is higher so pay reflected that.

    Cons

    Working at the headquarters of a large food manufacturing company was difficult. I was at a lower level and always felt my job was in jeopardy. There was a lot of "corporate speak" that was almost political and I found it hard to decipher. If you want to move up in this company someone higher up has to vouch for you. If you have no friends in high places you will be stuck or dismissed. I have 12 years experience in the food industry and every job I applied for was blocked for me. I found it extremely frustrating. I was relieved when I was laid off in the midst of a company re-organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Give people a chance who have positive performance history. Cut the BS

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Transparent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to leverage previous experience

    Cons

    Behind the times and not transparent with communication, promotions, etc.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company in Decline"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands and beautiful HQ facility.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Managers promoted to incompetence. Very High Turnover especially for women. (HR needs to look at that.) Anyone over 50 should start looking because Campbell likes to fire and hire two Millenials. Then the Millennials quit. Nice strategy. Before I left I heard from others that had left that Campbells was the worst company they ever worked for. Unfortunately things did not get better and with a re-org every year and no brand growth it was time to go.

    Advice to Management

    Staff your teams properly. Be more considerate to employees. Reward your top performers. Cut the dead wood. Senior leaders need to be accountable for poor growth and sales performance. HQ culture is toxic.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "New values, old school white supremacy"

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    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    - Company is serious about protecting its shareholders and bottom-line
    - Everyone is "nice"

    Cons

    I grew disillusioned this week by our company's response to customers expressing concern about the CEO's participation on the US President's Manufacturing Council. Customers began calling us #SoupNazis on-line; I hear the customer support lines had unusually long wait times during all this.

    When given an opportunity commit to our values the company's response seemed to be one of turning the other way. If we ignore it, surely, it might go away? Our stated values have turned into a thin veneer that glosses over a core of old-school corporatism. Our brand "real food" seems more fake then ever. This is not a place for serious brand professionals, nor, seemingly, those will any moral fiber.

     In short:

    - Poor environment for serious brand managers who want to espouse real values.
    - Lack of credible leadership and commitment to local community
    - Narrow focus on our shareholders only; actions speak louder than words!

    Advice to Management

    Lead through actions; not empty words that you secured through a manual of "best practices."


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