Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated March 27, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    Horrible place to work if you haven't worked there your whole career. A trite, cheesy culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of many. Summer hours perhaps.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture. Cheesy "Culture of Accountability" buzzwords put in place to mitigate this. Has created somewhat of a cult mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say "Innovate" if you don't mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Redundancy without honesty = no KC Behave - no Culture

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    Former Employee - CUSE in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CUSE in Brighton, England (UK)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great international colleagues to work with, except of management ! Good learning experience.

    Cons

    Working overtime and not paid. Performance of management very bad, they bully most of the people who work their just to get rid of them and for not paying compansation. Salary not good as it should be. Culture is going down. Redundancy is due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should not forget: a management has the job for leading a company and employees. If they lead their employees the unlawful way, it will revert back to them, sooner or later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Typical Corporate Environment

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    They pay you, until they don't need you.

    Cons

    They preach "values" and "accountability" but nobody follows either. They will throw you away if it can save them money. They are no different than any other big company although now they don't just cut you, they make you sit a few months, then try to drive you out while making you out to be a bad employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter, they will do what they want.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful

    Terrible place to work. Everyone is old fashioned and waiting to retire.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and salary and you can work from home.

    Cons

    Terrible managers that will fire you at the drop of a hat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst job experience ever in Customer service

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    Current Employee - Otc in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Otc in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Employees who help a lot
    Offices
    Location
    Canteen
    Free coffee machine which help to survive

    Cons

    No directions, processes
    Too many tasks for a low salary
    Lack of knowledge (team management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Management should actually develop people skills and technical skills
    HR should learn how to deal with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    not what is used to be

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    used to invest in training.. not anymore. used to pay good.. not so anymore.

    Cons

    The company is restructuring every 4 years, loosing a great part of their IT best skills because talent and quality is not valued, only cost. not a company to retire at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good'No raise for hard work

    Cons

    No time of your own. People are very mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    One stress after another

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Salary is ok, holiday entitlement is alright, colleagues are by and large ok (helps you to survive in that awful environment)

    Cons

    Employees stretched way too thinly, inept management at all levels, too much reliance on cost saving to make money and a tremendous lack of product innovation. This is hardly an exciting company at the forefront of things. Way too cautious until it decides on the next round of redundancies. Seems very reactive as opposed to proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold - follow your own 'one KC behaviours' :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Was a good place to work until they closed the Everett plant for no good reason.

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    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    Was a good job with a livable wage and benefits although they were really trying to cut the benefits and pay down at the end. Weird schedule, but allowed ample time off while keeping the place open 24/7.

    Cons

    They closed the mill and I wasn't willing to relocate out of state to work for a company that would close a profitable local business like that with no good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can only hope that the company has to pay for all of the cleanup of the location before anyone else will even think about buying it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    UNDERLYING RACISIM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Will cross train workers which is a plus.

    Cons

    Underlying racism. Managers and Lead personnel have much difficulty communicating. Many of the Hispanic culture consistently complain about African American workers. What's interesting is upper level management refuse to investigate these complaints, but reprimand the African American workers with no evidence substantiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there are issues with core employees in management or Lead positions, it's better to provide formal management training than shift these individuals to different departments to display the same issues and then ask staff to overlook them. Also, when utilizing Temp services, encourage your employees to work as a team alongside the temp associates instead of isolating them. This is antithetical to an environment conducive for success.

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