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Finance folks: This is a toxic company

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Former Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI

I worked at Kimberly-Clark

Pros

Competitive salary and benefits, especially for northeastern Wisconsin. A chance to learn about budgeting, short-term forecasting, and the other fundamentals of corporate finance.

Cons

Senior management is uncommunicative. Turf fights abound. The lack of cooperation in senior management communicates downward to the troops. There is zero innovation in finance -- a strong resistance to any kind of change. Certainly the unfriendliest, nastiest place I've ever worked. By all means avoid Consumer Products.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Very challenging and satisfying on many levels.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Great benefits! Generous vacation offered with ability to purchase more. Immediate supervisor and team was fabulous to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management somewhat out of touch. Peer review process unwieldy and often irrelevant waste of time. Feedback often vague (canned and prompted responses) and therefore unuseful. 2009 Executive management announced a company-wide plan to improve office environment and then took many departments (I worked in creative department/marketing) discarded offices and shoved us in tiny 8' x 8' cubicles. Couple that with the fact that team leads were extremely reluctant to allow us to work remotely while claiming to care about gas consumption and touting itself as a "green" company. Atlanta traffic is notoriously bad and I often spent over an hour getting to work. I lived less than 20 miles away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resolve the disconnect between what your initiatives state in your company-wide meetings and announcements, and the reality of what is happening at individual department levels. There is often a large and largely unnoticed discrepancy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Company is not keeping up with a rapidly changing world.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Great People - Many people have been with the company for over 10-15 years and some for most of their career. This helps to build great relationships among co-workers and a fun place to work.
    Stability - Overall, business does not suffer as much during a recession.

    Cons

    While many people have been with the company for their entire careers, this also makes the company very insular and slow to change.
    Company tends to be overly cost focused on "little things" (ie office supplies and printer paper) while not realizing that the culture, systems and way of doing business wastes millions of dollars every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you are selling disposable products in a world where consumers are less and less willing to spend a premium for diapers, tissue and toilet paper. Retail brands are a significant threat and retailers view their brand equity the same way you do. Retail brands will continue to increase their value proposition and take away your market share. Hopefully you will wake up before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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