Kimberly-Clark
3.2 of 5 421 reviews
www.kimberly-clark.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 16, 2014
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3.2 421 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk

Tom Falk

(262 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Machine Operator (Current Employee)
    Mobile, AL

    ProsGood pay for the area

    ConsNot paid according to skill set

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay for the machine operators

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what they appear to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFull relocation & Fair starting salary

    Cons'Good Ole White Boy's Club'- they 'talk' diversity, but don't understand what diversity truly means. So, they don't 'walk' diversity.
    Rather than be advocates for both employee and management development, HR runs around with brooms cleaning up messes that individuals who are inept at management, make on a daily basis.
    Too many folks sitting in chairs of senior leadership that are not qualified to sit in those chairs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Refresh outdated employee rules

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are generally nice and care about the company. Salaries are high comparable to other CPG companies. Good for people who are risk averse and/or like to fully understand all aspects of decisions before taking action.

    Cons- Highly political- you need to learn to play politics in order to succeed
    - At senior levels, you need to be mobile (move to different cities, countries) or you will begin to stagnate in your career. This is especially difficult because the biggest global area is in a small town in Wisconsin, not the easiest sell for talented employees that could go elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior Management- Walk the talk-- there are a lot of values that K-C says are important, but then they don't actually reward those values consistently. (e.g. risk taking, being open/ candid)
    - Learn how to serve the next generation of employees. Leaders don't understand the new generation of employees and will not be able to attract them if they cannot better understand their needs.

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

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    Hindered by Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of work to do

    ConsNo respect for employees under management level

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually hire your employees. Contract work helps no one but yourself.

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    Stuffy Company with too many employees that should not be employeed

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSolid company with a nice building

    ConsEmployees in manager roles who should not be along with back stabbing co-workers who do not care who they bury.
    Manager spent more time working from home and dealing with family issues then making sure employees there were in charge of had work to do.
    My co-worker acted like Mr. Nice Guy but when it came down to it he was a two faced person who made sure he looked good and used others for grunt work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are a female with little kids then be a mom and leave the managing to somebody else until you are ready to work full time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Difficult Place to Work - Expected Dedication to the Max

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Group of Sales People in the field.

    ConsMost of the upper management team don't have a clue what's going on. They are so removed from the sales force that they cannot relate. More interested in the Wal-Mart / Target Teams than the rest of the sales teams and they are treated differently.

    Bonus structures are construed to benefit Senior Management and all the way up to the CEO. They get their big payouts while screwing the sales force.

    Employee evaluation system is complete BS. It is their way to get rid of employees and reduce compensation in salaries and bonuses. But they maintain that it is a fair assessment and of course completely legal. The portion where there is peer review is another area that needs to be changed. Most of the responses come from people you rarely work with, So if you kiss ass throughout the year you may get a good review but god for bid you do a great job and you stepped on someone's toe your evaluation may look like garbage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefinitely need to change culture. Management needs to get more involved with the sales teams so there is a better connection.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If only their practiced their company values…...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent opportunity for younger-mobile employees.

    ConsDo not challenge the status quo. Their culture is very militaristic, by this I mean, do only as you are told.

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

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    dismal

    Operator (Former Employee)
    Mobile, AL

    Prospay and compensation package is better than most employers

    Consmanagement doesn't appreciate/value machine operators skill set, and feel anyone can do the job

    Advice to Senior Managementpay should reflect knowledge and skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked at KCP for five years.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Roswell, GA

    ProsGreat work-life balance and a handful of very committed, talented people. Very focused on quality.

    ConsThe most process intensive environment ever - talk, talk, talk and no doing. Nothing ever gets done - too many leaders who don't want to do any work. Unrealistic about their commercialization objectives. Too much overhead - makes it hard for the company to compete.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more realistic leadership in place - people who can move the needle. Too many "old thinkers" ... people work there WAY TOO LONG - hard to change a mindset.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company with no long term goal for engineering.

    Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Neenah, WI

    ProsPay.
    Good co-workers
    Knowledgeable technical leaders to learn from.

    ConsCEO doesn't sees engineering as a cost
    High travel
    Long hours (shift coverage)
    If you're looking to be an electronics engineer, this is not the company for you. If you want to work on industrial automation and PLCs, this company is for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEngineers are a valuable asset to your company. They bring innovations to market to help you succeed. Treat them as such.

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

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