Campbell Soup
3.4 of 5 126 reviews
www.campbellsoup.com Camden, NJ 5000+ Employees

Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.4 126 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison

(58 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance program as work from home and taking care of self is encouraged"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Great people who take pride in doing good work"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance can be a challenge because cutbacks over the last several years have required everyone to do more with less"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Senior management relies too much on middle management and have caused many failures in business projects"
    in 3 reviews
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Business Intern (Former Employee)
Bentonville, AR (US)

I worked at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to work with very intelligent people and learn from some of the best in the business. Had the opportunity to work with a bunch of different departments and get a well balanced feel of the overall company.

ConsSome departments didn't have specific things set up for me to do as an intern so there was some time that I was just left with random projects or waiting for someone to give me something to do - but it wasn't bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat opportunity to learn a lot from a well respected company. Great resume builder.

ConsLay offs are common depending on business results and leadership strategies. There are a lot of politics. Don't believe that they actually value you. Keep the door open to other opportunities or you could be out the door with no job. New CEO is trying too hard to prove herself.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook closely at the results of senior leaders. Many times, they take credit for others' work and eliminate those who get in their way. I left the company because of this. Leadership is entitled and embroiled in politics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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HORRIBLE! stay away, find another internship opportunity!

Product Development (Current Employee)
Camden, NJ (US)

I have been working at Campbell Soup as an intern for less than a year

Prosflexible work hours, big company, established name

Consintern is looked at just as an 'extra pair of hands', no real project was given out but expect to have a final presentation in the end of your "project." people there like to ask us around to do things for them even though its their project and they would be doing other irrelevant things such as cooking for dinner using Campbell's ingredients!

Advice to Senior Managementplease treat the interns better. we are there to learn too and get something out of the experience. also, pay more attention to how the employees use their time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience, but horrible culture

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ (US)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for less than a year

Proscompensation; benefits; co-workers; good experience

Conscut throat culture; decentralized environment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding

Vice President (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ (US)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- career path and opportunities
- employee engagement

Cons- Politics
- Camden, NJ
- Concentration of risk in USA, Soup, Walmart

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more risks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Blender (Former Employee)
Listowel, ON (Canada)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLoved the people I worked with

Consshut down and moved to USA

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Campbell Soup Company

Assistant (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ (US)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent Company to work for. Many benefits. Employees are like family.

ConsThe Morale was starting declining. Did not feel like a valued employee at the end

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to care more about the lower level of employees. Treated more equal...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Brace yourself for a roller coaster

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Camden, NJ (US)

I worked at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits and balance, work hours

ConsConstant re-orgs, they don't give time for you to even see what transpired of the last one.
Constant politics, nepotism runs deep. Top management has no clue who actually does the work. They promote based on who they like not who does the hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent with the employees instead of trying to hide what is coming

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Relationship matters more than expertise

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Campbell Soup

ProsGood pay and benefits. Iconic brands.

ConsExtremely political, very focused on who you know...no expertise required

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more inclusive of different ideas, styles. Attempt to elevate the talent by hiring people who actually know what they are doing. Don't make success a moving target...learn to set, communicate and maintain appropriate expectations. Seek to understand the cultural biases that inhibit the success of people who do not fit the Campbell mode and treat EVERYONE respectfully and fair.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Campbell's is classic Food CPG - with the strengths and challenges that brings

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 3 years

Pros+ Strong staffing with bright, generally motivated people
+ Strong brands, though dusty and aging in many cases

Cons+ Challenged on driving topline growth; and expecting unrealistic goals (especially give support levels) in that department
+ Often run like a collection of fiefdoms by folks with a particular love of the next "shiny" thing...whether that be a category, consumer group, strategy, etc. Not a lot of patience to see things through.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile there is a benefit in aspiring to very lofty objectives, achieving them requires sustained focus investment and strategy. And current focus on very lofty objectives encourages people to inflate their forecasts to hit what is expected of them, regardless of the feasibility of actually meeting such numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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