Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 16

Campbell Soup Co.

Camden, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 7 for benefits This Camden, N.J., company is known for its namesake soups, but it also manufacturers an array of other food products, including Franco-American canned pastas, Pace salsas, V8 beverages and Pepperidge Farm baked goods. Campbell IT employees are given the opportunity to pursue new assignments at their current location or in Campbell offices across the U.S. and around the world. The company's IT group is a global operation and strives to fill open positions internally. That philosophy is evident in the organizational resource planning process, through which management establishes succession plans for key roles with input from employees and their supervisors about career goals, development needs and geographic preferences. In 2009, 30 U.S.-based employees were given reassignment and advancement opportunities. Fitness fanatics: Campbell has an on-site fitness facility where employees can get fitness assessments, work out with a personal trainer, participate in group exercise classes, pursue personal exercise programs with individually tailored goals, get a massage and more. The center is open before, during and after work hours. Employees are also eligible for discounts on memberships at a network of commercial health clubs. Other perks include free on-site flu shots, annual mammograms, health fairs and seminars, and awareness campaigns and workshops on topics such as stress, health, nutrition and safety. The company tries to promote work/life balance by offering flexible hours, job-sharing arrangements, reduced or compressed workweeks, and a summer schedule under which employees can work extra time Monday through Thursday and leave early on Friday. Opportunities to do community volunteer work during the workday are available through the company's "Nourishing Our Neighbors" program.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 9

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 10,482

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 213

IT employee turnover in 2009: 7%

IT promotions in 2009: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $2,052

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 43%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 20%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 21%