Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. Great people but you have to deal with the management maze

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the sharpest, most collaborative people I have ever worked with in my career. Because of its location, K-C generally pays well at the beginning. Great place to raise a family. In most cases, you'll be able to have a wide array of experiences to build your CPG portfolio with some of the world's leading brands.

    Cons

    A lack of any real dialogue between senior leadership and the managers who've been tasked to drive the businesses. Be smart about the salary you negotiate, because you could be locked into that pay grade for quite some time as merit increases are small and advancement opportunities are both cloudy and only available if you actively hunt them down (success won't find you). K-C also insists that you get customer experience to move up the Brand ladder, but be careful...not all customer experiences are the same or valued the same way (which nobody tells you until afterward).

    Advice to Management

    Be less of a slave to shareholders...the growth targets to boost stock price have become unreachable. Have a more defined path for job advancement...there's too much "boy's club" mentality of who you have to network with to get your career moving

  2. Compensation Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Comnensation Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Comnensation Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pays well, good work-life balance, pro-employee, strives to consistently be a "best place to work" globally, stable consumer-products industry

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, many jobs are in non-metro areas, limited senior positions to move into

  3. Electrical Designer/Cad Operator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Electrical Designer/CAD Operator in Neenah, WI
    Former Contractor - Electrical Designer/CAD Operator in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good to work for with no problems with other employees at that time.

    Cons

    Had to work long hours to get things done in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    A little more time to due the projects at hand, before handing another one to myself

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  5. Sr Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Life work balance. Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    It is a fraternity and the PMO primarily concerns itself with $$$ versus overall success of a project

  6. Helpful (3)

    Brand Manager at KC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, good people to work with, great area to raise a family

    Cons

    Rapid pace for decisions which causes quick changes to plans, people do not come first to leadership, very thrifty in brand investment

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time looking at the business long term

  7. Great Company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Promotional Merchandising Associate in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Promotional Merchandising Associate in Neenah, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company takes care of their employees, pays well, and has growth for career advancement.

    Cons

    Decision making level is higher within the organization than necessary at times.

  8. Good company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Clear top management vision
    - Good benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    - Lack of clear career paths

  9. Employment rating

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    The company values it's employees and works well in a improving the employees they have

    Cons

    Lack of communication within lower level and upper management

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication methods

  10. Helpful (1)

    My experience in Kimberly Clark

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative and Merchandiser in Guaynabo, PR
    Former Employee - Sales Representative and Merchandiser in Guaynabo, PR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company to work i have learned so many things about the market and how to develop the brands of the corporation on the trade.Also the relations of my peers are excelent.

    Cons

    The corporation in essence its very very good,but some individuals does not match the corporate basics,and Human resources have so many push in another deparments as sales and Marketing .That create a serious dilema in charge of power

    Advice to Management

    My humble advise to the management is that every deparment must work independbly from human Resources Dept.

  11. Great culture, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern
    Former Intern - Supply Chain Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the pay is solid and overall great culture. Awesome work-life balance. The company is very steady as well - people will always need toilet paper!

    Cons

    not very fast paced, not a great company to start your career off at but its a good place to end up once you have settled down with a family

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees a little more

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