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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69 Ratings

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.  

    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!

  2.  

    Company in need of a vision.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Camden, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup full-time

    Pros

    - People
    - Team-based
    - Compensation & Benefits
    - Cafeteria makes incredible food
    - Leadership attempts goal setting
    - Steadily adding structure to chaos

    Cons

    - Goals often unrealistic
    - Sole Short-term performance focus (publicly traded)
    - Declining as competitors rebound/grow (1st Qtr for their 2014)
    - Restructuring Annually (not impacted, but creates work stress - 3 years in a row)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek buyout by Heinz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    great experience

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent training, very safe, great benefits, good learning experience, unionized, company store, good products for kids,

    Cons

    some coworkers had ben working at campbells 20-30-40 years had never seen the inside of another company therefore did not know what it what they had I was there for only 6 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen, listen, listen, get to know your workers, focus on the situation of event not the person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A high performance organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Campbell values their employees, encourages problem solving, training, and innovation.

    Cons

    If you like the overtime, its there, however if you value spending weekends with loved ones, depending on workload and resources, you will be forced to work the overtime as with any food factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing an outstanding job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nothing but a learning and growing experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation
    Experience opportunities
    People (depending on department and level of engagement)

    Cons

    Movement is slow
    Growth opportunities can be limited depending on department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively work and communicate with high potential employees to move to higher level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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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

    Pros

    Campbell Soup Company is a good place to work. They hire people with strong academic background and skills. The company has been acquiring numerous outside companies recently which should increase the revenue.

    Cons

    Company has had several reorganizations in the last few years and let employees go. Unknown if more layoff are coming in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    State of flux

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Genuinely try to create a healthy work environment

    Cons

    A slave to its image on the street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the long term view

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

    Just OK.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    I loved the company store. Many discounted goods and products. Free soup on friday.

    Cons

    Pretty conservative corporate culture. Not exactly the most exciting industry either.

  10.  

    Not a good place to stay employed

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    Current Employee - Hourly Production  in  Napoleon, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Hourly Production in Napoleon, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay is somewhat competitive. The company keeps up on payroll.

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and " good 'old boy" attitude. Pay will be spent keeping up with insurance premiums. Have to fight for fairness on the floor. Claims to be family oriented. Working at 11:00pm Christmas night is not my outlook of family oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on your lower management. Less meetings and more production.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to start, uncertain future

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Manager

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

    Pros

    Nice people working hard
    Iconic brands that offer a variety of experiences - different types of products, types of consumers, different impactful marketing levers
    Good place to start your career & build skills

    Cons

    Inconsistant work environment that can be very manager specific
    Poor & deteriorating culture
    Employees question leadership's ability to set direction or achieve it
    The current general sentiment is one of fear and frustration as the company does quite a bit of downsizing and is unable to make a significant change in course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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