Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated May 5, 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. HR Generalist

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Work Environment - work from home or office half the time at one or the other.

    Cons

    Manager's not knowing their assigned team leader position.

  2. Good People, Abundance of Processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY

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

    Pros

    Excellent people to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Salary handling frozen. Upward mobility limited.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency.

  3. Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Some really good people, strong brands and excellent products. Strong financial management and overall well run company

    Cons

    Complex organization that is conservative by nature and risk averse. KC like many others are on a journey to transform and evolve many parts of the business to generate and sustain growth

    Advice to Management

    Time, patience and steady nerve are required to navigate through the colliding forces on this journey to evolve. Hold the course!

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Great people but you have to deal with the management maze

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    • Senior Management
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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 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

  6. Vice President

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A strong culture of collaboration

    Cons

    Too inwardly focused; insufficient innovation.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Logistics and Supply Chain

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has very good benefits but they are changing them and taking away some of the perks.

    Cons

    Company believes that the best way to better profits is to cut headcount. This is an ongoing 4-5 year cycle of boosting profits. Continue to force more work on less people

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the top heavy upper management instead of always reorganizing and reducing headcount. Funny that everytime they reduce headcount they create some new Vice President of something.

  8. Compensation Consultant

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    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

  9. Electrical Designer/Cad Operator

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    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

  10. Sr Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    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

  11. Helpful (4)

    Brand Manager at KC

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    • Culture & Values
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    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

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