Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Company lost its way, can it come back?

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    Former Intern - Maintainer in Waterbury, CT
    Former Intern - Maintainer in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company places a great deal of emphasis on safety, and having clean facilities. They also have a great fervor for training, if it has something to do with your job. They also have safety product giveaways each month that a facility is safety-incident free.

    Cons

    The management, many times don't know what they want, nor what they are doing, and as a result change course mid-stream. This is all despite what employee plans, long and short-term, are. It make any planning moot, in many cases. And it destroys management-employee relations, which take a long time to cultivate.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a clue, sooner, rather than later. You need better succession planning at all levels. And once you are committed to something, stick it out to the end. Don't change gears, in the middle. You affect the plans for a lot of other people when you do that.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Horrible place to work if you haven't worked there your whole career. A trite, cheesy culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Can't think of many. Summer hours perhaps.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture. Cheesy "Culture of Accountability" buzzwords put in place to mitigate this. Has created somewhat of a cult mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say "Innovate" if you don't mean it.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Typical Corporate Environment

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay you, until they don't need you.

    Cons

    They preach "values" and "accountability" but nobody follows either. They will throw you away if it can save them money. They are no different than any other big company although now they don't just cut you, they make you sit a few months, then try to drive you out while making you out to be a bad employee.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they will do what they want.

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  5. Helpful (6)

    Terrible place to work. Everyone is old fashioned and waiting to retire.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and salary and you can work from home.

    Cons

    Terrible managers that will fire you at the drop of a hat.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good'No raise for hard work

    Cons

    No time of your own. People are very mean.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to complaints.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Was a good place to work until they closed the Everett plant for no good reason.

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    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good job with a livable wage and benefits although they were really trying to cut the benefits and pay down at the end. Weird schedule, but allowed ample time off while keeping the place open 24/7.

    Cons

    They closed the mill and I wasn't willing to relocate out of state to work for a company that would close a profitable local business like that with no good reason.

    Advice to Management

    I can only hope that the company has to pay for all of the cleanup of the location before anyone else will even think about buying it.

  8. Helpful (2)

    UNDERLYING RACISIM

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Will cross train workers which is a plus.

    Cons

    Underlying racism. Managers and Lead personnel have much difficulty communicating. Many of the Hispanic culture consistently complain about African American workers. What's interesting is upper level management refuse to investigate these complaints, but reprimand the African American workers with no evidence substantiated.

    Advice to Management

    When there are issues with core employees in management or Lead positions, it's better to provide formal management training than shift these individuals to different departments to display the same issues and then ask staff to overlook them. Also, when utilizing Temp services, encourage your employees to work as a team alongside the temp associates instead of isolating them. This is antithetical to an environment conducive for success.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Hostile work enviroment.

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    Current Employee - Business Partner in Loudon, TN
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Loudon, TN

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any thing good to say.

    Cons

    They review your performance through peer review groups. Meaning people you don't even work with review your performance. If someone in the gang don't like you your done.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be Professionals, Your career advancement is terrible. Supervision is terrible.
    Learn how to work as a Team.
    Unsafe work place due to hostile employees.

  10. Helpful (2)

    not a good company to work for if you are hourly.even most salary workers bad mouth the management of this site.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Chester, PA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it was close to home. it was once a good place to work under the Scott paper name

    Cons

    the lie ,they bully and are very deceitful no real Culture or Values even though they claim to be trust worthy

    Advice to Management

    fire your current HR team and upper management at the Chester Pa site.their policies are running this site into the ground

  11. Helpful (2)

    Bad Companies to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    NONE! Don't work there ever.

    Cons

    Don't work there, especially if you are a contract worker.

    Advice to Management

    Install some ethics and values to how you treat contract workers.

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