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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated June 23, 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 51 reviews)

  • Great people and training programs (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance need more time off (in 7 reviews)

  • Too personal long hours no vacation (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Big-Small Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "The best place to work in America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay the course. Employees feel good about Management and it shows in company performance.

  3. "Mm! Mm! Good!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ
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    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    "I don't try to jump over 7-foot hurdles: I look for 1-foot hurdles that I can step over." - Warren Buffett


  4. "Campbell Proud!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay true to the priciples of sustainable growth.


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

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    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Stay the course.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent people, family friendly, great brands."

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    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Senior Engineer in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. "Very Satisfied."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Campbell's challenges the individual to strive to make a difference.

    Cons

    Company tends to be too conservative.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to make a difference. Put in the work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work-Life Balance, Friendly People, Happy Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The most open, warm environment I have experienced. The people are genuinely nice and want to see the company succeed. The Former CEO did an amazing job leading the company. He knew nearly everyone by name and would make it a point to walk around and talk to his employees every week.

    Cons

    Its very difficult to move from one area of the firm to another. Also, the brand management team are the "gods" of Campbell Soup and can be difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make Campbell and family-friendly, warm environment. Work on building employee training and allowing employees an opportunity to advance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "My career was rewarding, challanging and skill building"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Campbell's vision and mission, the challanging and rewarding work, the support I had by management as my career progressed and the feeling of pride in our products, customers and coworkers.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many layers, managing by objectives and being asked to force rank my direct reports. Working in the city of Camden.

    Advice to Management

    Mid level management needs to develop trust skills for the non-management employees. Value is there and is untapped at times - begin to build a relationship and when review time comes - do not let the one or two errors distract you from seeing the hundreds of positive happenings.


  10. "awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    given lots of responsibility
    friendly helpful people
    work life balance
    lots of soup

    Cons

    somewhat disorganized within R&D - not always easy to find the info you need

    Advice to Management

    keep those summer hours :)


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