Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
147 Reviews

3.4
147 Reviews
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Campbell Soup President and CEO Denise Morrison
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people who take pride in doing good work (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • formal training can be hard to come by (in 3 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1.  

    Strong brands, no sense of stability/job security

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Business Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Business Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong brands, salary, work from home

    Cons

    Regardless of how well you perform, you never know whether you'll have a job from year-to-year because the company lays off large groups of employees regularly. Politics & the old-boy-network thrive at Campbell. Many of the teams run on a skeleton crew. A lot of triplework because the systems don't work properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity but had no support or training - ultimately felt set up to fail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Reputable and well thought of brand

    Cons

    Continuous cut head count and restructure to 3rd party HR resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Over 5 years as a full-time employee.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Camden, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brands. Good benefits, loved the dental. Bonus structure for those eligible is also nice. Most employees are great to work with and welcoming. Depending on the department/group, open to some newer ideas and concepts.

    Cons

    No con comments at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity of thought and constructive critique of new ideas will drive the business. Effective execution is key to implementing sound ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    my review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    no cons, very good company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    25 year employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Napoleon, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napoleon, OH (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees are great. They really do care about there job. If they were given respect and gratitude for there work. They would work harder. This company doesn't get it.

    Cons

    Supervision is terrible. They belittle employees. Company does not fix machines. They do not care about quality of product. Only quanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you would respect the ones doing the work. They would work harder. You don't get that. Also, you have to many salary that are dead weight. If you cut them you could save a bundle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at Campbell Soup for more than 10 years.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people who take pride in doing good work. Opportunity to develop strong analytical skills to get management to support your ideas. Company really values strong finance and analytical background/expertise. Strong brand equity and consumer recognition. Great benefits overall depending on position.

    Cons

    Still too conservative and risk-adverse. Needs to be more agile in making decisions. Flat organization leaves little room for upward mobility or diversity of roles/responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and reward intelligent risk-taking and creativity. Provide employees with greater autonomy to make decisions impacting business. Need greater flexibility and responsiveness when addressing market and customer needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Old company slow to make changes.

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

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

    Pros

    One of the corporate headquarters buildings is new and has a nice cafeteria, gym, and conference rooms.

    Cons

    Management is slow to make any changes. Very top heavy organization. Majority of the HQ facility in Camden is old and outdated. They're shutting down plants because their business is slowly dying and they're not agile enough to make changes to stay competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very good learning experence

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    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good people, great food learning experence

    Cons

    slow in providing good direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Campbell Soup

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    Campbell Soup has a rich history and diversified brands and you can learn a lot about how to run a business. They also pay well and have an on-site child care center and gym.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge because cutbacks over the last several years have required everyone to do more with less. Some managers will allow you to work from home, but this is necessary because dependent on your role you can work 50-60+ hours each week.

    It is hard to move up if you are well networked with the right people. This can be frustrating at times.

  11.  

    average experience. lots of older, mature folk, so the culture is very mature.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    majority of team members are supportive

    Cons

    Majority of the individuals are well into their career, so not ideal for a new graduate (better off in a rotational or new grad position)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that new graduates are fairly new to the business environment, so patience is imperative to have!

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