Kimberly-Clark
3.2 of 5 417 reviews
www.kimberly-clark.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.2 417 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk

Tom Falk

(259 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
417 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance"
    in 42 reviews
  • "Excellent training for sales associates, great people oriented organization"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Work-Life Balance difficult to maintain"
    in 9 reviews
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    A fun place with great people but big slow and bureaucratic

    Lean Consultant (Current Employee)
    Roswell, GA

    ProsEveryone makes a lot of great friends here and salaries are competitive in atl we just redid all our buildings with a cool modern look including an outdoor theme with an airstream trailer and deer on the conference room roof 2 buildings have freestyle coke machines and fancy latte cappuccino coffee machines. Benefits are decent icluding a 3% 401k match at 100% and then 2% at 50%. big company with many different sub businesses to explore and lots of free training you can do can wear jeans all the time but most don't lots of fun team building and chances for bonus at more senior individual contributor positions

    ConsSlow bureaucratic company and largest amount of jobs are in Wisconsin or mills in the middle of nowhere although there are a few exceptions like atl most people think the grass is greener on the other side at kc only started bringing in outside people in the last 10 years in more significant numbers so not very good at onboarding we are a matrix organization with a lot of unwritten rules it can take a lot of time to acclimate also tend to be risk adverse and unlikely to be promoted in place need to change roles or departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and take actions that show your listening

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Conway, AR

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Machine Operator (Current Employee)
    Mobile, AL

    ProsGood pay for the area

    ConsNot paid according to skill set

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay for the machine operators

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company in Transition, Back to Good

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Neenah, WI

    ProsK-C brands are strong and products are high quality. Traditionally K-C has really nice people with solid Midwestern values and a caring culture. Excellent employer if you want to live in Wisconsin.

    ConsLeaders have difficulty making decisions and taking risks which slows innovation and change leading to short term focus. Perpetual change among senior leaders over the past 5 years has hurt what was good about the company's culture to the core. Many great employees have left. As a result the caring culture is eroding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be an exit survey to learn from employees who are leaving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, not great

    Engineer II (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, challenging work, great healthcare plan

    ConsWorst onboarding known to man, work-work balance not work life

    Advice to Senior Managementactual act on employee sugestions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what they appear to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFull relocation & Fair starting salary

    Cons'Good Ole White Boy's Club'- they 'talk' diversity, but don't understand what diversity truly means. So, they don't 'walk' diversity.
    Rather than be advocates for both employee and management development, HR runs around with brooms cleaning up messes that individuals who are inept at management, make on a daily basis.
    Too many folks sitting in chairs of senior leadership that are not qualified to sit in those chairs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing Operator (Former Employee)
    Fullerton, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits with 401k match

    ConsWorking rotating shifts always open 24/7

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment for growth and great people

    Project Scientist (Former Employee)
    Roswell, GA

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

    ConsDepending on discipline, pay is not competitive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Telecommunication Analysis (Current Employee)
    Neenah, WI

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

    ConsSalary a little below others in area,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours.

    Operator (Current Employee)
    Mobile, AL

    ProsThe best reason to work here is the high rate of pay.

    ConsLong shifts, 2 weeks on days/ 2 weeks on nights.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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