Kimberly-Clark
3.2 of 5 420 reviews
www.kimberly-clark.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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52% Approve of the CEO

Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk

Tom Falk

(261 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Would not recommend to anyone. Save your career and stay away.

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Roswell, GA

    ProsSome like minded people will gel together, suffer together. Lot of exposure.

    ConsI worked in other large organizations before, never have I seen a more conservative company. Culture is pre 1960's. Undisclosed code of Jewish/Minority hatred. The diversity program is a hack. If you are a person of color, black, brown, yellow or any shade in between, save your career and stay away. There is a reason why there are so many discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuits against this company. The folks who are promoted are mere puppets. Incompetence is constantly rewarded and applauded. If you are a smart and hardworking white guy/gal, be prepared to head out, because you are a threat to the establishment. They will find a way to push you out. If you are Jewish, good luck. Be prepared for some isolation. There is no scale to measure the antisemitic index. Simply put discriminatory environment and racist management. Do not fall for some of the glowing and positive reviews on Glassdoor. Most likely they are paid temps, just loading up on positive ratings so as to keep the average above 3. Yeah, they have done that too. Mckinsey consultants now hold key positions within the company and will most likely split it up and sell it in pieces. So, no future prospects what so ever. Stay away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't fix stupid. So, no point in giving any advice.

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

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    Let down

    Electrician (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsGreat people to work with and learn from. place offered a variety of challenges to keep a pulp and paper mill running.

    Consmanagers were some of the worst. no real experience in making paper or maintaining a mill. just a bunch of kids out of college trying to get a big company name on there resume. Lots of confusion with in the management structure and high turn over. When they closed the mill upper management lied to its employees and said they were 2years out from closing. turn out to be 12 months or less for sum

    Advice to Senior Managementcant give any to them.. they already know it all.

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

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    Doesn't Care About Their Contract Employees!

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Neenah, WI

    ProsOK pay... and that's it

    ConsWhere do I start.. When hiring you for this temporary customer service position they tell you it will be at least a year with a GREAT chance of being hired on directly. While there, numerous employees were being cut every day, after only being there for a few months, for no reason at all except "it's for the good of the company". The management does not take the time to get to know you. They will cut you in a second without thinking about it, and without care of your current situation. They're shifty, dishonest, and indirect. They'll never let you know what's going on with your own job. If you ask questions they'll cut you. You leave work every day not knowing if you'll have a job the next day. Would not recommend!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest, and start actually caring about your temporary employees! They're people too, who need jobs and rely on this one for at least a year! Just because they are temporary, stop treating them like dirt. Follow through with what you tell them during the hiring process. Make them feel welcome, and like they actually matter! Making your employees wonder every day when they'll be the ones cut, is not a way to run a successful business!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hope you have time to wait.

    (Current Employee)
    Neenah, WI

    ProsGood pay when you consider the cost of living for the area.
    Nostalgia because this corporate environment is out of 1982.

    ConsThe company makes decisions at a glacial pace.
    "Engagement" programs and LEAN are buzzwords not reality
    All roads lead to Neenah.
     Expect another round of layoffs when the 2015 goals are missed

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost KC management is from the old guard, it really is still a good old boys club things are earned with years of service not skills or merit. Give answers not lip service, if you're going to just dodge questions why bother taking them?

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

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    Limited growth opportunities

    Customer Care Analyst (Former Employee)
    Roswell, GA

    ProsAt the time of my employment, the organization provided competitive compensation, however, it is my understanding they have gone through a salary restructuring.

    ConsAgain, limited growth opportunities; lack of leadership training; significant development opportunities in the area of building morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest a focus on developing ALL employees, not just certain groups. I would also encourage them to refrain from playing the "blame game". At the end of the day, the organization is a team; employees are not pawns. Focus on getting the job down vs. pointing fingers when a plan fails.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Bad.

    Projects Manager (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThis company provides you with a lot of flexibility. I am able to work part time and work from home whenever I need to. The Flexibility Program makes this possible. Working with phenomenal people on some of the toughest and most interesting business problems in the world. You are constantly being pushed to improve and expand your skills and somehow finding room for a lot of fun of your co-workers.

    ConsIt has become a big company in a relatively short time. Fast-paced job can lead to a fast-paced lifestyle, you need to be pretty flexible with outside commitments and be ready for wahtever your client/project team needs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Women and Minorities Beware - This is not a place for you!

    Category Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsPeople are friendly
    Company car
    I think they are generally trying to change the culture for the better (but they are missing the mark most of the time)
    Great wins in innovation

    ConsHigh turnover of minorities and women (and they admit they need to improve the situation)
    No leadership, just task managers
    Old-school good ol' boy mentality
    Pay is low
    Dying brands that lack brand support (Kotex)
    Last to implement trends (digital marketing, etc.)
    Afraid of change
    Poor decision making
    Tom Falk is less than inspiring

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's sad that a company known for successfully marketing the first feminine product is also known for being one of the worst workplaces for women. Women and/or minorities are the last to get ahead at the company (and this is freely admitted as a major turnover issue at EVERY major sales meeting & national meeting).

    If you want to real change at your company, you need to go beyond creating a culture of "accountability" and focus on leadership training, and improving morale. To ensure all employees have an equal opportunity to promote throughout the company, assess talent with a more structured and objective methodology such as intuiting an assessment board/team for assessing talent and promotions. Fire the CEO, add more women and minorities to leadership positions, and implement a new culture, not just that of 'accountability', but that of leadership and real change that is inspiring. Be quicker to adopt the latest industry trends, and re-structure to ensure decisions are made in a more streamlined manner.

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

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    Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsOnboarding was okay. Since they're such a large company, they know what you need to be trained on.

    ConsPromotions are based off of popularity over merit. If you're not someone's favorite person, don't expect to get invited to anything from meetings to lunches. Compensation is below other CPG companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing politics. You wont be able to retain any or your top talent if you continue.

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

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    Mill was closed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsThe 12 hr shifts could be grueling. However the days off were nice to allow for good family time. Coworkers became an extended family.

    ConsMedical and dental left a lot to be desired. Some management that would come in had no knowledge of the job at hand. Rarely did you see management on the production floor. Sick leave was not heard of. Even if you were admitted to a hospital, a Dr. Note did not constitute as a excused absence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo a bare minimum, management should atleast step foot on the production floor to gain understanding into what the employees jobs consist of. It would have been nice to have positive feedback on occasion. However, it was always negative. That does nothing to morale. In fact it has the opposite result. The mill closure was under a dark vail that seemed to be miss-truths. Why close a mill that was making money? Management should have an ounce of being a people person. This was extremely rare. I worked for this company for 20+ yrs and it was probably the best hint to happen to me, in regards to the mill closure.

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    time to change senior leadership

    Design Specialist II (Former Employee)
    Neenah, WI

    ProsGood salary and decent benefits.

    ConsCurrent CEO and cronies on Board of Directors have driven company into the ground, their only solution is to re-org and downsize.

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

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