Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
456 Reviews
3.7
456 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 place to work with many opportunities for growth!

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    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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  3.  

    good company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    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
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    Smalltown Values in a Big Company

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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 a year

    Pros

    While Kimberly-Clark is a large, global corporation, it still operates under smalltown values. Everyone acts with integrity and a personal sense of responsibility for the success of the company.There's a strong feeling of community and everyone is treated as if you're their next-door neighbor. Great work-life balance and emphasis on family.

    Cons

    Slow to move and make changes. Risk-averse and at times ends up playing defense rather than offense.
    In terms of employee promotion within the sales offices, be prepared to move. The quickest advancements (and pay raises) come if you're willing to relocate. Small offices lead to slow turnover and the more willing you are to move for the job vs. the location, the better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    A place where I can be myself.

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Where else would you work?

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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

    I’ve worked here for 5 years. My first experience was in Customer Service in the Neenah Office. Customer Service is a great team to start out on as you really learn a lot about the company and you meet a lot of friendly people. There is also a great work-life balance at the Neenah location and a lot of families love the flexibility that the company offers. I now hold a role in one of the Field Sales offices. I believe that each sales office is different and the culture is dependent on the people there. This experience has been a challenge, but has taught me a lot about our customer facing teams.

    Cons

    Each office location has their pros and cons. The Neenah office is in a small town so it is hard for people to adapt if they are used to a bigger city. The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every Team Leader is different so I have no specific advice to give.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A good company to work for overrall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Auditor in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    - Many opportunities available for many different career tracks.
    - Highly competitive salaries compared to region.
    - Benefits (medical/dental/vision/education/vacation) (there are more but I don't remember them at this moment)
    - Comfortable work conditions

    Cons

    - Poor communication by mid-level management (in both style and in informative content)
    - Inadequate planning and implementation of change control throughout lower levels of the corporation. (Regional level and especially at the facility level)
    - Major discontinuities between the "Exempt" (salaried) and "Non-Exempt" (hourly) exist in the workforce in terms of privileges and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow hourly employees the ability to be able to move into salaried ranks. Career development is very segregated between the two classes of employees. Many hourly employees do not see any reason to strive for improvement in themselves or the company as a result of the stratification and segregation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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