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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
532 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    end to end management and ownership of P&L

    Cons

    lacks long term career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training capability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    IT Business Partner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Great Environment, respect, career opportunities

    Cons

    No comments at a moment

  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's wonderful working here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great. I have no problems taking off if needed.

    Cons

    They tend to hire from outside instead of promoting from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    So far so good

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed working with a great team.

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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

    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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    Continuous Improvement Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent benefits and good pay

    Cons

    No longer offer pension plan to new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Offers flexibility in work schedules

    Cons

    Limited growth and promotional opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve new employee on-boarding

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people and culture, but volatile

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    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for...the culture is idealistic and visionary. Adequate pay and benefits and, in my case, they encourage creative problem solving. Excellent training opportunities. Beautiful office environments and support for remote knowledge workers. They appreciate hard work, but do not try to burn you out.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low compared to peer companies. They tend to have layoffs every 5-6 years ago which creates a depressing and fearful work environment for about a year. Forced ranking of employee performance, i.e. you can be "unacceptable" even if your boss says your're great and rates you as superior. To survive the rankings, you must be visible in a positive way with other managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a shareholder benefit focused big corporation that can be ruthless if you mismanage things. Better choice for managers and everyone: a B (benefit) corporation where shareholders, managers, workers and customers are equally valued.
    GET RID OF FORCED RANKINGS OF EMPLOYEES; you are now cutting out some muscle. Expect lawsuits if you continue forced rankings and a shift towards less group cooperation and more knife-in-the-back politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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