Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated April 30, 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. KC Mexico was my first work experience after college and a very fulfilling one.

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mexico City (Mexico)

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging environement with excellent and motivated professionals

    Cons

    Company too traditional and slow to adopt new technologies or ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more of the KCC policies in Mexico

  3. Great Company!

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    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.

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    My experience in Kimberly Clark

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    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.

  6. Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    end to end management and ownership of P&L

    Cons

    lacks long term career development

    Advice to Management

    Improve training capability

  7. 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

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

    Pros

    Great work/Life balance, nice employees, great company

    Cons

    Average pay and benefits, but other than that amazing company

    Advice to Management

    consider higher pay or perks, feel like it has not been adjusted in the past 5-10 years

  10. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

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

    Pros

    Employees are definitely compensated for more their worth!

    Cons

    Having to work rotational shifts.
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    Advice to Management

    They are always continuously improving.

  11. Helpful (6)

    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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