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Kimberly-Clark Reviews in Neenah, WI

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
108 Reviews
3.9
108 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 15 reviews)

  • Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Finance in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career development opportunity at KC.

    Cons

    Can have heavy workloads but it will not go unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative and results oriented. Transitions of leadership limit true investment in your development.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits - on site workout facility, cafeterias, health services, "fun activities" for family and health, half day Fridays in the summer, work from home flexibiliity.

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs and transitions of team leads lead to fragmented individual development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt LEAN and teach leaders to create a sense of team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed working with a great team.

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Fitness center available for all employees and spouses. I worked with a great team and communication was a plus.

    Cons

    In the last few years there has been a lot of downzsizing and restructuring so job security was a worrry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the benefits, they set you apart from many other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to innovate, very process driven

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Recognizable CPG brands, marketing structure, training classes, pay average yet good for area.

    Cons

    Excessively process oriented, strangles innovation. Marketing plans ahead in time, yet launches are not innovative enough, competition beats K-C every time with same or better products. Very passive-aggressive culture, do not know whom to trust in work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As focus has been bringing people from other CPG companies to K-C, need to weed out long-term marketing people since have old training process in place (those started as interns, ABMs). The old guard keeps growth stagnant, provides a negative work environment that is not focused on positive growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Engineering Co-op, pretty boring.

    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    People really like working here. They spend a lot of time on developing their employees and "having fun". Not too demanding because the company is so big it's easy to get lost in the mix and get away with minimal effort. $20 /hr helps too.

    Cons

    You're living in one of the most boring places in the world. If you stray from the norm a bit you'll have a tough time gaining traction in the environment, it's pretty straightforward. Didn't get free diapers.

  7.  

    Good experience, but given lots of drawing work.

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    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Neenah, WI
    Former Intern - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and opportunity, worked on one cool project. Enjoyed working with good people who were always willing to help with whatever I needed.

    Cons

    Lots of drawings and not much interesting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been good to travel to a production facility and to work on less drawings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture and people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Research in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Research in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Focus on talent development, improvement in senior management leadership and business results

    Cons

    Process oriented, delays in making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement in last 5 years in senior management, corporate development and focus on talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Logistics Co-Op

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Logistics Co-op in Neenah, WI
    Current Intern - Logistics Co-op in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Competitive hourly pay
    -Opportunity for 1.5x pay overtime
    -Entry-level responsibility
    -Significant education/experience

    Cons

    -Lack of structure in certain positions
    -A lot of meetings
    -Some "problem solving" is fruitless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure all positions have a good outline of responsibilities and lock down the training process further

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs Again?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and some of the people I have worked with are terrific.
    Can be very challenging at times, but work/life balance does take a beating.

    Cons

    Company continues to downsize every 3 to 5 years making advancement impossible.
    Compensation continues to be below going rates and annual raises even for top performers can be at or below 2%.
    Keeps increasing employee health care costs every year which wipes out any merit raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They make good products that everybody needs. Flexibility of core hours and flexible work arrangements has increased over the last 5 years. They added bonuses to mid level employees and above, but that can make for tension with team members who are excluded from the bonus program. Fairly mature work processes.

    Cons

    Work load is often extremely heavy. Little investment in training and development. "Good ole boys network" can make it difficult to advance your career. Lots of project work on top of regular responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understand the work of your team so that you can provide leadership and coaching. Stop calibrating employees. It makes the workplace competitive instead of team oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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