Campbell Soup Company

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Campbell Soup Company Reviews

Updated 20 October 2014
Updated 20 October 2014
155 Reviews
3.3
155 Reviews
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Campbell Soup Company 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 21 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Norwalk, CT (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company for training and building your career when starting out. Gain valuable experience from a top notch CPG company. From a sales perspective, the insights and resources available far exceed other food companies.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to focus on culture and engagement to drive retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I loved every day working in the "soup house".

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Area Manager in Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Area Manager in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a family owned business that has stayed true to it's roots. Quality products, made with quality people from quality ingredients.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of changing shift work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase your direct marketing strategies. Focus on the family values and traditional quality products.
    You most broaden your product lines to include more ethnic products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Greedy, not family oriented at Paris, TX plant.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Paris, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Paris, TX (US)

    I have been working at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Safe working conditions most of the time

    Cons

    Work 7 days per week, 8 to 12 hours per day with few days off in the sauce plant. Very stressful and hot temps in the summer. Chaotic planning from management. Too much control from supervision and management trying to make a name for themselves .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are saying instead of supervision because they will deceive you . They make a lot of bad political decisions and make paperwork look good etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrible Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Purchasing in Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Purchasing in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    Great, but lots of work!

    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company as an intern

    Pros

    Received good pay and was trained to perform all duties.

    Cons

    Always worked over-time and had to rotate shifts. Lots of grumpy people.

  7.  

    Has never been able to become a true global player due to it's risk adverse culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are very well compensated for the work they perform. One can achieve a fairly good work/life balance in most departments.

    Cons

    Company too focused on protection of current cash flow and dividend at the expense of making the necessary investments to become a true global player. Organization structure is much too top heavy resulting in behavior to just survive as opposed to taking the necessary risks to promote growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As opposed to doing blanket percentage cuts across the organization initiate a true process review on a department by department basis to determine a better way to streamline the organization. This needs to be done in an objective manner and not be left to the department heads. Maybe a real COO is the answer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was very positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and a cultural

    Cons

    At times, the politics were overbearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Authentically connect with your people the way Doug Conant did...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Electronics Technician

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    Former Employee - Electronics Tech in Paris, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Electronics Tech in Paris, TX (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working Conditions, Fairness.......... Wages and Benefits.

    Cons

    No Problems , Great Place To Work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Family-based company with a many good qualities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Camden, NJ (US)

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are usually very good, they allow for an open environment to work and discuss with your coworkers and the culture is generally very friendly. Also, there is quite a bit a diversity in age groups and gender.

    Cons

    There is not much racial diversity among the employees and sometimes the upper management is too personal. Although you will enjoy how personal they are, sometimes they call for meetings that could have easily been conducted over the phone or through email, making work less efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more efficient ways to communicate needs to other employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for because people there are hard workers

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Soup Company as a contractor

    Pros

    People in the organization are dedicated to their roles and accomplishing their assignments. As a contractor, I saw a level of dedication unprecedented elsewhere. Great work-life balance program as work from home and taking care of self is encouraged. Supportive during times of personal need.

    Cons

    As the company makes adjustments to meet changing business landscapes it has meant more work with fewer resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider modifying work load to match resource availability to reduce risk of burn out and stress.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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