Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
480 Reviews
3.8
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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287 Ratings

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 30 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 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...needs huge shift to stay competitive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people who are smart and work hard

    Cons

    Cost blinders, lack focus..everything is a burning priority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company- aggressively changing leadership at all levels to transform company

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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

    Pros

    increasing velocity of change, great opportunities if you are coming in from the outside.

    Cons

    increased churn due to massive changes in motion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is on the rise, but may not be for everyone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist

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

    Pros

    Stable company, management is making changes with more focus on winning in the marketplace, business and individual performance/compensation versus just trying to cost-save its way to the next earnings report. Company is making good effort to improve diversity of leadership ranks. Despite the "con" listed below, company is still a good place to work and if you are a top performer you can write your own ticket regardless.

    Cons

    Company will bend over backwards to retain women, but doesn't care much about men. Men are tracked into "grunt work" assignments with high travel at staff or end up working in a plant in the middle of nowhere, or their careers don't advance or go backwards. Women have a lot more opportunity to be "picky" on their work assignments with a lot less penalty for wanting to manage work-life balance, location, travel requirements, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company on the rise again

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Transforming the organization to better compete and serve consumers. A great company from a work-life balance. Informal culture with dress code and open door policy with sr. executives.

    Cons

    Still slow to decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the troops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Co-Op Experience

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Given full ownership of desk and roles

    Cons

    Training wasn't as extensive as it should be given the nature of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved my management and my team,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engineer Co-Op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    The work schedule as a co-op is very flexible. Every engineer and manager is very helpful, and provides advice both work-related and personal. Safety is taken very seriously and is rewarded. There are several work-related events that K-C puts on throughout the year, which allows employees to meet each others families and have a good time. K-C provides the opportunity to move around and get experience at other locations.

    Cons

    The work was tedious and not very interesting after a while. The salary is okay, and it appears that one must be very fortunate to get promoted. There are some engineers that have been working for 20+ years in the same role.

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

    Great place to work but I was not valued by Infrastructure Middle Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Telecommunication Analysis in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Telecommunication Analysis in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    You have a job for life if you work and are satisfied with some SLOW decision by management.

    Cons

    Salary a little below others in area,

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

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The culture was great and the company seemed to be very well organized. I also really liked the other employees as they were very helpful so I got to bring a lot away from my experience there.

    Cons

    Usually not much going on in Neenah and the company seemed to be going downhill from what I heard from other employees.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good environment for growth and great people

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

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

    Pros

    benefits, the people, growth opportunities for employees in early-mid career

    Cons

    Depending on discipline, pay is not competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Manufacturing Operator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operator in Fullerton, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits with 401k match

    Cons

    Working rotating shifts always open 24/7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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