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Kimberly-Clark Reviews in Appleton, WI

464 Reviews
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Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 55 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 29 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.  

    Not bad overall

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    Current Employee - Forecast Analyst  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Forecast Analyst in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good flexibility with work schedules. Opportunities for training and personal growth. Good performance management process and open opportunities process.

    Cons

    Have been through a couple of periods of lay offs that have made the work environment more stressful and negative than it used to be. Haven't seen much in the way of streamlining of work and many people are overwhelmed with the work they've had to take on. Also there is an absolutely terrible performance review process in place that has created a lot of tension and competition among employees that didn't used to be there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the performance review process, it is a waste of time and creates a really bad work environment every year around that time. Keep trying to help the employees who have absorbed all of the work from the recent downsizing to get their work back in balance.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lose top management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    good salary (until mgt initiates salary cuts) and benefits;
    the people are generally great

    Cons

    Management. Management. Management.
    lack of career path;
    no promotion opportunities;

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great place to work, reasonable work-life balance, small family-oriented community

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    having worked at a few other places now - Kimberly-Clark is a very pleasant place to work
    work/life balance
    smart, motivated people - collaborative yet decisive environment

    Cons

    for some appleton area might be too small, especially for young, singles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more flexible arrangements - to lure progressive/young talent, keep mothers in workforce

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much focus on delivering short term results to Wall Street at the expense of long term brand equity investment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    3 words - Work Life Balance! Kimberly-Clark is an excellent place to work for great work life balance.
    It is extremely flexible with office/face time as long as the work is getting done.

    Cons

    Kimberly-Clark is a complex matrix organization that has too many people and layers for effective decision making that all have to be on the same page before a recommendation or decision will be pushed up through the layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus on short term results has been at the expense of long term equity building initiatives.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Used to be great - now needs more focus core values and products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    great mix of staff - but this has changed drastically lately & morale is very low currently.

    Cons

    as a global company we've been seduced into thinking that staff can be commoditized and treated as "heads" rather than "people" with more knowledge and experience than they're given credit for. We seem to be currently looking just for "cheaper" rather than "better value".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage, direct, lead. be confident enough to make decisions and stand by them - even if they don't fit "the process". "the process" doesn't sell our products or actually get anything done. fix the company & the share price will follow (not the other way round). micromanagement and indecision are crippling the ability to get things done. sometimes you have to try and fail in order to suceed - but there are too many people are trying to take credit for anything that's looking sucessful - rather than simply being given clear responsibilities in their specific areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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