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from beginning to when i left, Campbell Soup was a GREAT place to work. Can't speak for anything beyond 1995

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Former Employee - Systems Programmer/LAN Administrative  in  Camden, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Systems Programmer/LAN Administrative in Camden, NJ (US)

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

Pros

back in the day, excellent training, tons of opportunity to try/learn new things. Manager recognized and rewarded diligence, skill, effort, and results. The company produces excellent products

Cons

the outsource MIS in early 90's

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Progressive in terms of sustainability and newly remolded work place, however, culture is very confrontational.

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for strong leaders and willing to test and learn almost anything.

    Cons

    High turnover causes lack of quality management and HR Dept is weak. Extremely fast paced culture and high workload expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure ongoing candid conversations with management to understand beyond the politics.

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