Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Paris, TX
    Former Employee - Project Electrical Engineer in Paris, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training opportunities, technical challenges, some leading edge technologies, broad spectrum of electrical disciplines needed, PLC programming/troubleshooting skills highly valued, team oriented, peer mentoring, leadership opportunities, normally light travel requirements.

    Cons

    sometimes long work hours (greater than 12 hours / day or more than 25 days per month), occasionally medium travel requirements, career development process and performance management is highly controversial among staff and managers alike.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to evaluate employee performance against goals and achievements. Continue to aggressively pursue growth in new products and new markets 'that make sense.' Congratulations on placing work/life balance policies in place making family life more pleasant for your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good to gain experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great life-work balance Great benefits and perks while on company events Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Insufficient training for new employees Not many authentic work relationships Not a lot of team mindset or team work Hard to be promoted if not willing to relocate Not diverse (ethnicity) Plans at corporate are at times not achievable at offices


  3. Helpful (6)

    Great people but you have to deal with the management maze

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the sharpest, most collaborative people I have ever worked with in my career. Because of its location, K-C generally pays well at the beginning. Great place to raise a family. In most cases, you'll be able to have a wide array of experiences to build your CPG portfolio with some of the world's leading brands.

    Cons

    A lack of any real dialogue between senior leadership and the managers who've been tasked to drive the businesses. Be smart about the salary you negotiate, because you could be locked into that pay grade for quite some time as merit increases are small and advancement opportunities are both cloudy and only available if you actively hunt them down (success won't find you). K-C also insists that you get customer experience to move up the Brand ladder, but be careful...not all customer experiences are the same or valued the same way (which nobody tells you until afterward).

    Advice to Management

    Be less of a slave to shareholders...the growth targets to boost stock price have become unreachable. Have a more defined path for job advancement...there's too much "boy's club" mentality of who you have to network with to get your career moving


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good People, Abundance of Processes

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Salary handling frozen. Upward mobility limited.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency.


  6. HR Generalist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work Environment - work from home or office half the time at one or the other.

    Cons

    Manager's not knowing their assigned team leader position.


  7. Team Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and values. Some really good people, strong brands and excellent products. Strong financial management and overall well run company

    Cons

    Complex organization that is conservative by nature and risk averse. KC like many others are on a journey to transform and evolve many parts of the business to generate and sustain growth

    Advice to Management

    Time, patience and steady nerve are required to navigate through the colliding forces on this journey to evolve. Hold the course!


  8. Mechanical Project Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for; market value compensation.

    Cons

    no bonus structure for engineers

    Advice to Management

    need a defined over-time compensation system for exempt employees


  9. Asset Leader

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to make decision and lead my own team. KC let's you build your own career, and steer it where you want to go.

    Cons

    There is an overall lack of systems consistently used well, but the company is working on that. If you don't know how to take control of your own career path, you could suffer and be stuck in a position or role you are not happy with.


  10. Good company

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

    Pros

    Good and stable management. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Low pay. No much growth scope

    Advice to Management

    Conduct employee reviewes regularly


  11. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    A strong culture of collaboration

    Cons

    Too inwardly focused; insufficient innovation.



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