Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
461 Reviews

3.8
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • There is a lot of great people to learn from (in 28 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.  

    Good Company - Not a great location for young adults

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    Current Employee - Customer Inventory Analyst  in  Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Inventory Analyst in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is awesome. They treat their employees very well and pay is competitive, especially considering cost of living in the area. The people are mostly down to earth and the company encourages you to try new roles every 18 months, which keeps employees engaged and motivated.

    Cons

    Neenah, where most of the employees live or end up, is not a thriving area for young adults. This makes it difficult for the company to retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Customer Development
    Former Employee - Customer Development

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, field sales offices are smaller but great young people. great workplace to build professional skills and really understand the business

    Cons

    lack of information about program before hand,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly want you to learn and grow from the experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to get experience.

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    Current Employee - LAN Administrator  in  Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Its a great place to work to gain experience. But, its something that you can't move forward and ahead if you are a contractor. There is a lot of people that are willing to help you. There is a great attitude at the company. Management is flexible and open to most ideas.

    Cons

    Unless your in the union, your thoughts done really matter.There is little room to grow and advance if you are a contractor. A contractor has limited privileges. Many people are willing or ready to retire so there is going to be a lot of turnover for the next couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how important IT is to the company. Realize that a full-time IT person is vital to any company especially on site support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good company benefits are offered

    Cons

    Large company sometimes hard to be in loop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouraged to promote flexibility.

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    innovative and entrepreneur-like Global company with a smaller organization feel, valueing employees and their famlies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    KC has a fast paced culture, one that believes in developing their employees, furthering them in their career path. A strong, stable organization that creates innovative products that make our lives easier. Products that you can be passionate about, a culture that cares about employees and their communities, both locally and internationally.

    Cons

    As with many larger organizations, can be restructurings that go on regulary. But that actually can be a good thing as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    does an overall great job in developing teams, listening to employees. Perhaps additional training or support in the beginning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    great experience pleasant work environment

    Cons

    none that i have seen

  8.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved working. They really train their people in-depth. There are many opportunities for hands-on experiences and leadership.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to communicate cross-functionally at times. It can also seem a little unorganized at times as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    An employer dedicated to building talent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark has provided more than I could have asked for in terms of building my personal talent and giving me the opportunity to build the talent of those I work with. As an employer, Kimberly-Clark takes care of those employers who are willing to work hard. There is a definite sense of family in this company and its easy to see why one can have a lifetime of work and opportunities at Kimberly-Clark.

    Cons

    The workplace is what you make of it: if you don't look for opportunities to grow, you won't find them. Some may see Kimberly-Clark as having an "old school" mentality because the company has been around for so long. The decor is dated in some offices and employees may feel uninspired by this. BUT...there is a big initiative around this issue and most people have the option of working remotely anyway!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An individual development plan is not just another form to fill out. Encourage your team members to develop strong goals around education, exposure and experience. After doing so, help them feel empowered to reach those goals. You're only as strong as the team you lead, so build your capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Career growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic and innovative culture and working with top notch people.

    Cons

    May need to travel and/or relocate to get ahead. One large campus not in a large enough city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is appreciated but the further up you go the harder it is to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Kimberly-Clark has great brands, passionate people and prides itself on work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Category Development Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Category Development Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    K-C has great brands and is respected in the CPG industry. They pay really well and we have access to a number of different tools to help us do our jobs. K-C really prides itself on work-life balance allowing employees to have flexible schedules or work locations.

    Cons

    As with any company, if you don't want to relocate there may be limited opportunities for advancement in certain areas. Although they pay well up front, annual merit increases tend to be very minimal. Sometimes the amount of information and tools available can actually be overwhelming and difficult to sort through to find what you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensating us as ONE National team as opposed to individual teams would break down the collaboration barriers that we currently face. Individual customer teams are reluctant to share with others as they feel like they are in competition with them. My previous employer changed their compensation structure in this manner and after the first year of some discomfort everyone really began to come together as ONE team under the premise of ONE team, ONE number! We need to stop competing with ourselves and come together to compete with other companies!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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