Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
462 Reviews

3.8
462 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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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.  

    Great people, interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    KC has been a great company to learn about Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing and the interconnectedness of a global business. I have thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers, appreciate the relative work-life balance, commitment to employee wellness and strong ethical culture. The candid, supportive nature of my team has helped me improve as an employee and as a person giving me experience that I can apply outside of the work place as well. I can hardly think of a better company to begin my career with.

    Cons

    The location is not always my favorite, but it certainly isn't bad if you like smaller towns. The current compensation structure tends to be encouraging a promote up or leave type culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expecting more and paying average does not always work well when trying to retain "top talent"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A place where I can be myself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark is working to maintain a diverse workforce and ensure that people of all backgrounds and lifestyles are comfortable at work. I've always felt that the uniqueness that I bring to the table is accepted and valued.

    Cons

    As with many large manufacturing companies, growing your career can sometimes require relocations outside of your comfort zone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in employees who are currently in entry level roles. These sponsorships are what keep them invested in K-C and help inspire them to give more within their everyday roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work with many opportunities for growth!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Allow opportunities for cross-functional promotions in order to become a well rounded business leader

    Cons

    Seniors leaders have been coming and going too often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to advance your skills and move around the country.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong market share with iconic products gives you a feeling of success. You are well-respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Difficult to react quickly to customer needs due to amount of red-tape at corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers accountable for the success of their team. Calibration is demoralizing and unfair due to the forced ratings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer  in  Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    diversity, many internal opportunities, great people

    Cons

    location, bureaucratic, slow, averse to risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great company made up of great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Helped achieve my personal goals. Ex: When I had a personal family issue come up, they worked with me on finding a role in the location where I needed to be at that time.
    - One KC Behaviors align with my own values. This makes it a lot easier to get along with coworkers and to also deliver results more effectively.
    - Fun coworkers & a casual work environment (can wear jeans everyday as long as you're not meeting with a customer).
    - Great leaders who are passionate and insightful.
    - Leadership encourages leveraging your strengths and continually improving your skills and capabilities.
    - Development options for employees: Mentoring, Reverse Mentoring, training, special interest groups, performance development plans connected into objectives.

    Cons

    - I would love KC to be even more progressive with their employees. The new work generation demands less boundaries, so be open to more employees working remote, working in non-standard locations, etc. Great strides have been made so far, so don't be afraid to push the envelope even more.
    - Sometimes big companies can bring about more complexity or more red tape. Keep it simple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to the various levels of the organization, and feel free to share throughout the organization what's going on at your level.

    Recommends
  8.  

    The culture is what keeps you here!

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    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Company culture is fantastic. Coworkers actually like each other, Summers are celebrated with half-day Fridays, time off is REALLY encouraged (no, really!), dress is casual every day unless there is a meeting, excellent wellness program, and pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement leaves a lot to be desired for those wishing to pursue a higher degree. Training/onboarding could be stronger as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    very good culture at KC

    Cons

    can get pigeon holed in one function

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Kimberly-Clark Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family Oriented
    Good Salary
    Yearly salary increases/bonuses
    Great people to work with
    Lots of opportunity for growth in your career

    Cons

    Work life balance tends to be an issue
    Training for new roles is lacking - need more support in this area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KC is a great area to work and lots of growth opportunities. Help support this by making sure proper transition/training is in place to ensure success in the new role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair company with realistic and attainable goals in sales. A caring management. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    No cons. Was very satisfied with position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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