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Helpful (5)

Women and Minorities Beware - This is not a place for you!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

People are friendly Company car I think they are generally trying to change the culture for the better (but they are missing the mark most of the time) Great wins in innovation

Cons

High turnover of minorities and women (and they admit they need to improve the situation) No leadership, just task managers Old-school good ol' boy mentality Pay is low Dying brands that lack brand support (Kotex) Last to implement trends (digital marketing, etc.) Afraid of change Poor decision making Tom Falk is less than inspiring

Advice to Management

It's sad that a company known for successfully marketing the first feminine product is also known for being one of the worst workplaces for women. Women and/or minorities are the last to get ahead at the company (and this is freely admitted as a major turnover issue at EVERY major sales meeting & national meeting). If you want to real change at your company, you need to go beyond creating a culture of "accountability" and focus on leadership training, and improving morale. To ensure all employees have an equal opportunity to promote throughout the company, assess talent with a more structured and objective methodology such as intuiting an assessment board/team for assessing talent and promotions. Fire the CEO, add more women and minorities to leadership positions, and implement a new culture, not just that of 'accountability', but that of leadership and real change that is inspiring. Be quicker to adopt the latest industry trends, and re-structure to ensure decisions are made in a more streamlined manner.

Other Employee Reviews for Kimberly-Clark

  1. Helpful (1)

    Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Onboarding was okay. Since they're such a large company, they know what you need to be trained on.

    Cons

    Promotions are based off of popularity over merit. If you're not someone's favorite person, don't expect to get invited to anything from meetings to lunches. Compensation is below other CPG companies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics. You wont be able to retain any or your top talent if you continue.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Another day

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Neenah, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Half day Friday's are offered through the summer months. There are numerous different groups to help from welcoming you to the company to just being a member of things you enjoy. Many of the sites offer onsite health services and a gym.

    Cons

    Little to no chance of promotion in place, meaning you must switch jobs within the company often if you are wanting to get a raise. Raises over the last few years have been very minimal along with the new performance based pay putting many people at the point they will not get a raise for years without finding a way to get promoted into a higher paying position.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the managers are very good and really do care about those under them. However, those above them, along with HR make decisions without listening to those below. Decisions are made that the average person at K-C says will never work, yet management wastes money and time pursuing those changes.


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