Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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Pros
  • A great company from a work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • There is a lot of great people to learn from (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance hasn't been well (in 15 reviews)

  • Obsolete performance management system, where people are managed by fear of getting a low rating at the end of the year (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    OTC Team member

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues were the only bight point. The Support and friendships were what somedays kept you going.

    Cons

    Kimberly used to be a great place to work but it sadly no longer is. Very high turn over due very poor/bad management.
    Work load was unmanageable with no support. Repeated restructuring in the last two years and poor decisions made by senior management. Bulling happened everyday and was not stopped but instead had the air that management supported these actions as they did not keep to there own polices

    Advice to Management

    Read your own policies. If lots of employees are complaining maybe dig deeper and don't just dismiss them.
    You loose people that have a wealth of knowledge and experience, because you don't address the issue.
    Your staff is the backbone and foundation from what you build on and if you don't have that then without a doubt in my mind the company will topple.
    One KC behaviours are joke if you don't take them seriously why should anybody else


  2. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (4)

    Redundancy without honesty = no KC Behave - no Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Typical Corporate Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant
    Former Employee - IT Consultant

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and salary and you can work from home.

    Cons

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Worst job experience ever in Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Otc in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Otc in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    not what is used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Not a good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good'No raise for hard work

    Cons

    No time of your own. People are very mean.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to complaints.


  10. Helpful (3)

    One stress after another

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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