Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
476 Reviews
3.8
476 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy (in 14 reviews)

  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not the worst, not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very good, able to work from home when needed. People are very nice and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees. Very hard to get hired on permanently. Management would rather pay a staffing service than have to provide benefits new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire permanent instead of going through staffing services. 17 years is a long time to be a temporary employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Global Strategic Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers with genuine support.

    Cons

    Poor leadership with focus on personal ahcievements. Promotions occur through relationships and not merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunate set of leaders (now gone) who have completely disrupted a good company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tax Department Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great accounting experience, and experience in a large corporation. Good networking opportunity. Trained me on how to use Visio.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring work- making copies, putting together binders, searching for files in the "vault". Sometimes no one would have anything for me to work on, but at the same time, if one of the accountants asked me about school or life, upper management would say that they're wasting company money as I'm paid by the hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider treating interns more like permanent employees. The extra respect will keep them working harder and more interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company Culture at Kimberly Clark

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager

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

    Pros

    Generally good people. The work is relatively well structured, which aligns with annual planning cycles. The marketing philosophy is very progressive (but not always scalable...see 'cons')

    Cons

    One of the most progressive approaches to marketing around...especially given the challenge of working in a low interest category. Marketing capabilities are patchy, which means it is not always easy to scale initiatives without building capabilities first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good work life balance there

    Cons

    Too muc politics at the top

  7.  

    Plant shutdown

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Company trains people to a very high level. When plant shutdown and we all had to move on we were well prepared to start in any company.

    Cons

    Knowing how well we all were prepared the company got a lot from us without paying us much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work to gain experience. But, its something that you can't move forward and ahead if you are a contractor. There is a lot of people that are willing to help you. There is a great attitude at the company. Management is flexible and open to most ideas.

    Cons

    Unless your in the union, your thoughts done really matter.There is little room to grow and advance if you are a contractor. A contractor has limited privileges. Many people are willing or ready to retire so there is going to be a lot of turnover for the next couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how important IT is to the company. Realize that a full-time IT person is vital to any company especially on site support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good company benefits are offered

    Cons

    Large company sometimes hard to be in loop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouraged to promote flexibility.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Room for Improvement - better outcome if you are from Wisconsin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Great group of people who work really hard to drive the bottom and obtain result. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity and you are not always set up to be successful in your role by management. At times you are thrown into the mix and have to figure it out for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of the promises stated did not have the follow through. Do not reward bad behavior. Director should have more training on how to be an effective leader, how to manage teams and effective communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair engineering professional growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Beech Island, SC
    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Beech Island, SC

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Average compensation, average benefits, talented colleagues, dynamic environment, great opportunity for starting and/or developing career as an engineer.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs improvement, caged in process engineering mentality, not a lot of room for career advancement w/o changing locations, old boy network culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new CEO and clean house at executive level. Be fair to employees, especially to hourly employees that have lost a lot in benefits throughout the years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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