Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
461 Reviews

3.8
461 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 52 reviews)

  • There is a lot of great people to learn from (in 28 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.  

    Where else would you work?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I’ve worked here for 5 years. My first experience was in Customer Service in the Neenah Office. Customer Service is a great team to start out on as you really learn a lot about the company and you meet a lot of friendly people. There is also a great work-life balance at the Neenah location and a lot of families love the flexibility that the company offers. I now hold a role in one of the Field Sales offices. I believe that each sales office is different and the culture is dependent on the people there. This experience has been a challenge, but has taught me a lot about our customer facing teams.

    Cons

    Each office location has their pros and cons. The Neenah office is in a small town so it is hard for people to adapt if they are used to a bigger city. The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every Team Leader is different so I have no specific advice to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good company to work for overrall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor in Conway, AR

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Many opportunities available for many different career tracks.
    - Highly competitive salaries compared to region.
    - Benefits (medical/dental/vision/education/vacation) (there are more but I don't remember them at this moment)
    - Comfortable work conditions

    Cons

    - Poor communication by mid-level management (in both style and in informative content)
    - Inadequate planning and implementation of change control throughout lower levels of the corporation. (Regional level and especially at the facility level)
    - Major discontinuities between the "Exempt" (salaried) and "Non-Exempt" (hourly) exist in the workforce in terms of privileges and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow hourly employees the ability to be able to move into salaried ranks. Career development is very segregated between the two classes of employees. Many hourly employees do not see any reason to strive for improvement in themselves or the company as a result of the stratification and segregation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid experience, great people, variety of engineering work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Political culture, minority people get majority of promotions thus if you are not top talent or a minority - good luck getting a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push out the dead weight management that has been in the same position for 20+ years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for - very caring

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Senior Leaders are very approachable
    People here want you tos succeed
    CEO walks the talk on diversity

    Cons

    Need to get middle managers as progressive as the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train your team leaders on how to be better managers in advancing an employee's career.
    You need to value your older workers as well as younger ones since they bring wisdom and know- how to the table. There is too much emphasis on TOP TALENT and the fact that they are below 40. There are a small percentage of the population at K-C and they will wind up leaving in the next couple of years. So don't be so quick to place all your eggs in their basket.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my job and the people I worked with. While company benefits are absolutely awesome; starting salaries are low so they try to sell you on the benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career growth; although Irving, TX is headquarters, you would have to relocate to another city in order to have a chance at upward mobility.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive but room for improvement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Young talent development, supports personal growth, international travel opportunities, diverse work force, open door policy

    Cons

    recent turnover in senior leadership, promotions of canidates to merely show diversity, excessive spending on things that aren't desired, slow/unorganized onboarding process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rework the the internal job searching process. Current system seems to only allow promotion of an individual based on job availability rather than merit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for and enjoy coming to work everyday.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I adore the culture and can maintain a healthy work-life balance. I see that I can grow here and the possibilities are endless!

    Cons

    In some departments, it feels as if there is no pipeline for work. Everyone feels very weighed down with a tremendous amount of work. In the R&D groups, there is little to no room for growth unless a lateral transition is made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting Better

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, Summer Hours, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Way too many politics. Too many chiefs. Keep trying to save costs by outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and trust your employees, instead of bringing in consultants. We are in the trenches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company... in a crossroads

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company with satisfying salaries and flexible work arrangements available. Good Training opportunities. Good career opportunities if you are coming in from the outside. There is a lot of great people to learn from.

    Cons

    Difficult to understand Performance Management System – It doesn't evaluate people with similar roles in the same way. It create an environment where it is better to stay still than take risks and go to win the match...

    Slow decision making; Big company politics; lots of conflicting initiatives;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk - An organization doesn't change if you choose vanilla 9 of 10 times... Looks for the outliers that can embrace your vision instead of people that looks for the status quo...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    8 years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Honest, Trustworthy company. Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Annual Salary increases have been capped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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