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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated May 24, 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 50 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Lower level management sabotaging the Leaderships robust vision."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Camden, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management gets it and have the right vision for building a diverse and robust environment where employees are fully engaged and are treated equally and fairly, lower level management however does not get it and are consistently sabotaging the leadership vision.

    Cons

    It is clear beyond all reasonable doubt that that not only does a glass ceiling exist but a subtle conspiracy to enforce it. What is unfortunate is that we are consistently creating initiatives to drive engagement and inclusion but there does'nt seem to be a change in key issues like compensation, opportunities for professional development and promotions. Its apparent to me now that because we need to satisfy our consumers including Wall Street Consumers, we therefore have to be seen as an integrated company. Its a numbers game

    Advice to Management

    Hold lower level managers individually accountable for driving diversity, engagement and a clear plan on equal and fair treatment of thier surbordinates.


  3. "The best place to work in America"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Mm! Mm! Good!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    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


  6. "A New Campbell Soup is need,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - No Comment in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - No Comment in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a good company for job security because it is a family styled company that plays buddy system,

    making sure you please your boss and eat out with him/her few times a week and you will be fine,

    this company has a high tolerance to accept failures !! it's good for people looking for paycheck twice a month but take no risk suggesting new ideas and initiatives for the benefit of the company's future.

    Cons

    management promote people close to to them but not to people far away from them even they can greatly benefiting the company,

    Most middle management are not entirely honest in the company and they care more about their persoanl agenda than the company. They generally do not see far ahead in business and have very limited foreign experience. Senior management relies too much on middle management and have caused many failures in business projects.

    effiiciency of this company is very low; it is common to see people/ groups covering up mistakes or failures,

    Advice to Management

    eliminating family members or friends in the company and focus on using others with applicable skills that can bring in immediate results,

    the key is to hire the right and the very best person for job and not the closest friend - it's easy to say but very seldom done in this company,


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Get an outside source to look at how Cherry Hill employees are treated."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refuse to Answer in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Refuse to Answer in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people - my colleagues are the best! They always work their hardest despite knowing that it's not recognized or appreciated like it is at WHQ.

    Cons

    Management at the Cherry Hill location treats subordinates like slave labor. If you make a mistake, they are all over you. Praise is hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long hard look at the management team at the Cherry Hill location. There's no way Doug Conant would approve of the treatment the employees receive by management. It borderlines on abusive. Intimidation is the rule.


  8. "Campbell Proud!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Great brands, great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well recognized brands, well recognized company, employees genuinely care about state of the business

    Cons

    once you hit a certain level, there is less opportunity for growth and movement

    Advice to Management

    continue to work towards improving the consistency among management. Many policies are at the discretion of particular managers and there are some inconsistencies.


  11. "Great Learning Experience, Difficult Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people. Very competitive in terms of the external marketplace. Takes action when its needed to stay current and relevant in the marketplace. Strong training ground for marketers.

    Cons

    Very demanding place to work. Very hard to achieve any kind of work/life balance. They will 'lean in' to job responsibilities but take their time in catching up the title and compensation to those job responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the sound strategic plans in the marketplace. Keep working on the workplace piece. Its too easy to burn out there.


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