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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
458 Reviews
3.7
458 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • There is a lot of great people to learn from (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy (in 14 reviews)

  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One stress after another

    • 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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for 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
  3.  

    UNDERLYING RACISIM

    • Culture & Values
    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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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hostile work enviroment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Partner  in  Loudon, TN
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Loudon, TN

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any thing good to say.

    Cons

    They review your performance through peer review groups. Meaning people you don't even work with review your performance. If someone in the gang don't like you your done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be Professionals, Your career advancement is terrible. Supervision is terrible.
    Learn how to work as a Team.
    Unsafe work place due to hostile employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good products, strong brand name

    Cons

    - Company's core values not practiced
    - Ridiculous sales target & unattractive compensation
    - Poor performance rating system
    - Poor and incompetent leaders
    - Poor attitude shown by leaders
    - Minimal support to employees
    - Lack of empathy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers does not practice good KC behaviors, how would you expect an employee to follow?
    WORK LIFE BALANCE is non-existence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    not a good company to work for if you are hourly.even most salary workers bad mouth the management of this site.

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    Former Employee - Hard Worker  in  Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    it was close to home. it was once a good place to work under the Scott paper name

    Cons

    the lie ,they bully and are very deceitful no real Culture or Values even though they claim to be trust worthy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire your current HR team and upper management at the Chester Pa site.their policies are running this site into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Companies to work for.

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    NONE! Don't work there ever.

    Cons

    Don't work there, especially if you are a contract worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install some ethics and values to how you treat contract workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Not in my professional arena, not a productive use of my capabilities. Completed assignment months before.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Environment allows you to be very independent.

    Cons

    Job not matched with qualifications needed.

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

    Kimberly Clark doesn't value African American employees.

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    For other employees, there is lots of movement

    Cons

    African american employees have a very hard time moving from their roles and are often pushed out of the organization with little justification. Management does not care about them. If you come here, your career will be stagnant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Kimberly-Clark

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Writer  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Writer in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The campus is nice but the work environment for contractors awful.

    Cons

    They treat contract workers like property.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work as hard as your contract workers and don't lie to them about how long the contract is.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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