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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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  • 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. 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


  2. 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."

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not the place to be"

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

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    Nice headquarters facility and fitness center.

    Cons

    The canned soup and shelf stable meals categories are in decline and this company does not change its leadership, thinking, and behavior to create new approaches for growth. Continued misses of annual sales targets is evidence enough that the changes and acquisitions they make are not the answers. Move on.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible Managment , not good for minorities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, free soup friday

    Cons

    Bad management and clickish culture. Feedback is not useful because it's all made up. They promote those that look like them based on whom they feel comfortable and not abilities. Upward mobility is non-existent for those not in the "correct" racial group. My department consistently received bad feedback on mgmt surveys but for some reason they feel like they know how to manage a group.

    Advice to Management

    Send middle managers to race relations classes as well feedback training. Also, that group may need to obtain leadership training as well.


  5. "MBA Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company as an intern

    Pros

    Great company with global recognition

    Cons

    They do not live up to their promises.
    Lots of turnover.
    Company based on "likability" instead of merit.

    Advice to Management

    Don't recruit interns until company is settled and better managed.
    Disconnect between senior management and lower level employees.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Proceed with caution- lack of job security even for top tier performers as it's all about zero balance budgeting"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Camden, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iconic brands
    Diversified food portfolio
    Talented marketers
    Great Peers
    More than fair compensation
    Several strong executives - note: will be even less in 2 months with recent layoffs

    Cons

    -Frequent layoffs with too many poor performers staying and strong performers payed off
    -Managers have their favorites and executive leadership allows the favoritism to point of demoralizing the organization
    - inconsistent execution of performance evaluation
    - declining categories with limited growth potential
    -lack of transparency
    - weak business performance from recent acquisitions - putting strain on entire company

    Advice to Management

    - HR: make sure everyone receives a performance review and ensure managers provide feedback at least annually. Too many employees never get a review or receive any feedback
    - ask the tough questions of your leadership team and dig for answers.
    - stop the excuses: ask for detail behind the recaps. You're not getting the whole story

    Campbell Soup Company Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – Human Resources

    Hello, thank you for leaving a review and providing feedback.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Complete Honesty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    Good inter-departmental Networking and opportunity in that respect.

    Cons

    Poor ethics on the part of many middle managers and a couple of senior leaders. Certain departments seem happy across the board, but mine is a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Be polite and fair to all junior employees. Many managers collude to undo the reputation of junior reports who they do not like. A truly fair environment makes people work more effectively and productively. I can't wait any longer for this to happen, so I have accepted a more senior role with another company.

    Campbell Soup Company Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Human Resources

    Hello,

    Thank you for leaving a review and providing feedback.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sell your stock options before it's too late.........avoid like the plague,"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Proximity to major metropolitans, healthcare options, onsite amenities, flexible work schedules...great onsite gym.

    Cons

    Like many CPGs they are struggling to remain relevant and profitable. Leadership care little about it's employees and only about reporting earnings to wall street. Engagement & Culture are in the toilet. Constant layoffs & reorganizations. It's core brands are insignificant to it's customers and consumers. Façade of great culinary and sciences hidden behind a veil of commoditized, cost reduced foods, with terrible tastes. Employees won't even eat the food they manufacture as a testament to the companies demise.

    Campbell Soup Company Response

    May 17, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for leaving a review of your former role with Campbell and for the constructive feedback and advice.


  9. "Avoid this company at all costs."

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

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time

    Pros

    "Campbell Soup" looks great on a resume. You'll eventually need that because you won't want to stay long at this company.

    Cons

    Where do I begin??? Politics, politics, politics. I guarantee you that all the positive reviews are coming from young, white, thin, and attractive employees because Campbell Soup discriminates. Hey Talent Management: Why don't you comment on the negative reviews? They're the ones that are providing the truth.

    Advice to Management

    What's the point? They don't listen anyway. Denise Morrison - you are not better than everyone else. Ask yourself this question: WWDD? (What Would Doug Do?)

    Campbell Soup Company Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – TALENT ACQUISITION

    First, I apologize for the delay in responding and want to thank you for leaving this transparent review. As we work towards creating a diverse and inclusive organization, it is important for us to... More


  10. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay well --ST and LT Incentives

    Cons

    Negative culture and dont value employee contribution


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