Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
476 Reviews
3.8
476 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 60 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 29 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for and enjoy coming to work everyday.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I adore the culture and can maintain a healthy work-life balance. I see that I can grow here and the possibilities are endless!

    Cons

    In some departments, it feels as if there is no pipeline for work. Everyone feels very weighed down with a tremendous amount of work. In the R&D groups, there is little to no room for growth unless a lateral transition is made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, Summer Hours, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Way too many politics. Too many chiefs. Keep trying to save costs by outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and trust your employees, instead of bringing in consultants. We are in the trenches

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    8 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Honest, Trustworthy company. Work Life balance is good

    Cons

    Annual Salary increases have been capped.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Kimberly Clark The essentials for Life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My role is positively challenging and impacts the company's results. The company takes ethics and it's commitment to the communities we are in very serious. The people I get to work with are top notch and VERY smart. It is easy to build partnerships with my internal customers.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind. My tenure at KC has been filled with satisfying work assignments with people that are focused on success. My boss is flexible with his direction which allows me the freedom to excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!!! The focus on employee engagement is very welcomed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A GREAT place to work!

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company with great benefits. Co-workers that are caring, collaborative and accountable. Many opportunities for professional and personal growth.

    Cons

    Over the past 5 years, K-C has made big strides to improve it's culture and make it a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fair engineering professional growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Beech Island, SC
    Former Employee - Electrical Project Engineer in Beech Island, SC

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Average compensation, average benefits, talented colleagues, dynamic environment, great opportunity for starting and/or developing career as an engineer.

    Cons

    Work/life balance needs improvement, caged in process engineering mentality, not a lot of room for career advancement w/o changing locations, old boy network culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new CEO and clean house at executive level. Be fair to employees, especially to hourly employees that have lost a lot in benefits throughout the years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great opportunities

    Cons

    Constant change within the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve internal strategic stability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company... in a crossroads

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company with satisfying salaries and flexible work arrangements available. Good Training opportunities. Good career opportunities if you are coming in from the outside. There is a lot of great people to learn from.

    Cons

    Difficult to understand Performance Management System – It doesn't evaluate people with similar roles in the same way. It create an environment where it is better to stay still than take risks and go to win the match...

    Slow decision making; Big company politics; lots of conflicting initiatives;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk - An organization doesn't change if you choose vanilla 9 of 10 times... Looks for the outliers that can embrace your vision instead of people that looks for the status quo...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities for development are endless!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Great brands, kind, caring, authentic people, and an environment that allows my naturally curious nature to blossom so that I have continued to learn throughout my career and be rewarded for applying that learning and getting results. Pay and benefits continue to keep pace with what I see at other companies.

    Cons

    A bit of a hang over from workforce reductions a few years back. The messages I hear from employees don't sometime jive with what I see from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the right thing for the long term health of the company as well as achieving short term results, it instills confidence in your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience in a diverse environment for college students.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Large corporation that allows employees opportunities to broaden their horizons. I worked as an engineering intern with KC for 8 months and learned many things from the mill environment I was in. The pay for the internship was great.

    Cons

    No housing stipend, relocation help. There really appeared to be a great divide in salaried employees versus hourly employees. Some equipment was quite outdated and thus made the job difficult. Didn't seem to care too much in trying to retain me as an employee even after getting a "give offer" recommendation from my mentor (offer took 3 months longer than originally stated).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mingle more with hourly employees and try to bridge the gap between everyone. Ensure in place maintenance systems are doing their jobs so that late night phone calls aren't constantly occurring.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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