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More concerned with being politically correct than getting results

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

ProsThe 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

ConsCampbell 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 Senior ManagementFire 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) 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… Cons: High turnover causes lack of quality management and HR Dept… Advice to Senior Management: Ensure ongoing candid conversations with management to understand beyond the… More
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    Times and tides are changin'

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Camden, NJ (US)

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

    Pros: New CEO in Denise Morrison, emerging as a better leader now out of the shadow of Doug Conant, compared to working under him. She sees… Cons: Having to deal with the aftermath of 10 years where the company stood still, and product portfolio stood still. Now we see the first sign… Advice to Senior Management: Diversify, acquire new businesses, take more risk, focus on something other than condensed soup! Change with the times -… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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