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

Category Business Analyst (Current Employee) Pleasanton, CA

ProsPeople 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

ConsHigh 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Didn't know what I had, when i had it

    Brand Manager (Former Employee) Neenah, WI

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


    Pros: Heroic brands. Good work-life balance. Good family values. Strong distribution… Cons: Analysis paralysis. Very frugal. Major operations are based out of… Advice to Senior Management: Don't let the flash of new leadership derail your purpose Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism

    Analyst (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time


    Pros: Onboarding was okay. Since they're such a large company, they… Cons: Promotions are based off of popularity over merit. If you're not someone's favorite person, don't… Advice to Senior Management: Stop playing politics. You wont be able to retain any… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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