Campbell Soup Reviews

Updated 23 June 2014
Updated 23 June 2014
146 Reviews

3.4
146 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.  

    Terrible Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Purchasing  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Purchasing in Camden, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Decent pay. Looks good on resume

    Cons

    Politics over all else,and Incredible bureaucracy. Their Gallup employee engagement measure is a joke... It is not anonymous and there are extreme consequences for being honest. Walking down the hallways with all the placards is eerily similar to Orwell's 1984. It apparently hasn't changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and be a hungry efficient food company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don'tWprst Place to Work EVER!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, people you work with

    Cons

    Not enough room to write them all down. I would love to know where all these good review writers work. This is the worst company ever. They treat the employees horribly. If you're not young, they won't even consider you for a job. It's like working in a third world country. They condone bullying and discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit Cherry Hill, Denise Morrison - you're not better than us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst year of my 17 year career

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

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition and household penetration

    Cons

    Meeting-centric culture that values face-time over actually getting work done; absolutely NO flexibility to work remotely and work/personal balance. Culture is extremely toxic... kind of like Game of Thrones set in a corporate environment.

    The former president of the sales company was a tyrant, and was known as the biggest bully in the company, yet he was rewarded for 11 years. Old-school manage-by-fear style that was emulated by many others.

    Back-stabbing and passive-aggressive behavior permeate all levels of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tolerating poor leadership behaviors from your leaders and employees; take a look at your turnover (particularly in HR) and figure out why so many of your talent is leaving. During exit interview, I was told that HR had lost 19 HR professionals in less than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE! stay away, find another internship opportunity!

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, big company, established name

    Cons

    intern 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 ManagementAdvice

    please 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Brace yourself for a roller coaster

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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

    Benefits and balance, work hours

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with the employees instead of trying to hide what is coming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relationship matters more than expertise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Iconic brands.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company with Dirty Politics, it's normal to work till 1am - malaysia

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good exposure to food industry

    Cons

    very ugly politics
    fake american company, china-man mindset!
    tiring and demanding, it's normal to work OT while your bosses go back SHARP at 6pm
    super super lousy benefit package, no dental coverage
    very stressful and it's normal to work on public holidays and weekends!
    super bad HR department with dirty politics
    super dirty production floor i swear i won't buy their products!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue your dirty politics and you will be successful in becoming Saddam Hussein

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    SCARED TO GO TO WORK IN CHERRY HILL!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Analyst  in  Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Analyst in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    My fellow workers and the benefits.

    Cons

    It’s to the point where I am afraid to come to work. I think it’s just a matter of time before somebody goes postal. The management – especially in Cherry Hill – is so unbelievably unfair and unreasonable that you just can’t win. A blind man can see what’s going on yet nothing changes. Good people have left the organization, voiced their reasons during their exit interviews and nobody does anything to make things better for those of us who are stuck here. Great employees are getting bad reviews – and the reasons are ridiculous. Some people aren’t even given reasons why they get bad reviews. “You said something that somebody didn’t like but I can’t tell you what it was.” One comment negates an entire year of blood, sweat and tears – not to mention completely wipes away any self-esteem we have left. I used to love my job but now I hate coming to work every day. No matter what I do, it’s never enough. We are all felt to feel completely worthless. I wish I could get another job but, without a degree, I know I can’t. So they just keep beating us down and making us feel horrible. My customers like me, my sales people like me, my colleagues like me – but I keep getting bad reviews. And for stupid reasons. I come in early, stay late and work through lunch but it doesn't matter. It never used to be like this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    More concerned with being politically correct than getting results

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Camden, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    The soup sells itself but despite that Progresso and Private Label have taken over as the leaders of the soup world and Campbell Soup is merely a commodity now

    Cons

    Campbell Soup is a PR nightmare. The Human Resources department is more concerned with looking politically correct than getting any results. This has lead to incompetent persons heading up most departments including the CEO who was given the role because she is a woman. She had screwed up major company installation attempts with SAP software and yet because she talked the talk and had the look was promoted. The HR department is very involved in reviewing executives when they have no idea what the skill set is that is needed in the role. They are more concerned with having people who look the right way (but God forbid if you are overweight in this company or a bit alternative, you will go NOWHERE fast. If you are someone thinking of leaving your high flying early career to come to Campbell Soup my advice is a strong DON'T. Campbell Soup can never develop talent from within and the furthest you will go is a boring middle management job where you will constantly watch your back. Layoffs happen every six months and usually start with those are can not fit the cookie cutter boring approach. The stock is doomed as weill be your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in Human Resources right now. Bring in Business Persons to run the company. Develop people from within. Get my stock options out from being underwater the past ten years you pathetic slugs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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