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"Campbell's has clear opportunities to fix within field sales"

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Former Employee - Field Sales in Bentonville, AR
Former Employee - Field Sales in Bentonville, AR
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Campbell's is a iconic U.S. brand with a great heritage. A broad portfolio of products across multiple aisles at retail provide them the size and leverage necessary to negotiate with retailers and gain critical points of distribution. They pay extremely well and have fairly solid benefits which make their job openings very appealing to outsiders.

Cons

Their HR department is empowered to make decisions without due process and accurate research, or a relevant understanding of the atmospheres and sub-cultures within the field sales teams. The field Category Management team reports to their field Sales team which can provide a conflict of interest externally with some retailers. What they say versus what they do regarding work/life balance are polar opposites (my team worked 48 hours straight on a project, and it was expected by senior management).

Advice to Management

Only reorganize when it meets a strategic directive. Do not reorganize in order to shift power to one department over another. Investigate the HR department for opportunities to educate how to influence morale in a positive way, and encourage them to visit the field teams they support to better understand the culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Campbell Soup Company

  1. "Operations Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Napoleon, OH
    Current Intern - Operations Intern in Napoleon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A really good opportunity if you are interested in manufacturing and management. Well paid and lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Although overtime pay is nice, it was a lot of overtime. Including most weekends.


  2. "Nice People, Poor Leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    People are generally nice and hard-working
    Good benefits
    Nice facilities

    Cons

    No vision or strategy...just lots of fire drills
    Risk-averse leadership
    No diversity of people or ideas

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk the talk...people can see right through it.

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