Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
499 Reviews
3.6
499 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 15 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Kimberly-Clark Review

    • 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 full-time (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
  2.  

    Where else would you work?

    • 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 full-time (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
  3.  

    The culture is what keeps you here!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    A good company to work for overrall.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (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
  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark offers great opportunities to work with well-known brands. Employee's contributions are valued.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    K-C is a great company built around great brands. It's grounded in a genuinely collaborative environment that provides employees the opportunity to participate and grow. There is a strong sense of core values within the culture.

    Cons

    K-C is no different than most Multi-national companies. There is tremendous opportunity for individual growth and promotion. This path often requires, or at least will be accelerated, by a openness to relocate for opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Room for Improvement - better outcome if you are from Wisconsin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people who work really hard to drive the bottom and obtain result. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity and you are not always set up to be successful in your role by management. At times you are thrown into the mix and have to figure it out for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of the promises stated did not have the follow through. Do not reward bad behavior. Director should have more training on how to be an effective leader, how to manage teams and effective communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Money was excellent. Ability to move into other positions for a time.

    Cons

    Hours were terrible. Switching from days to nights every three days took a toll on my body. Did this for 13 years. Never got use to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the rotating shift.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Solid experience, great people, variety of engineering work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    Political culture, minority people get majority of promotions thus if you are not top talent or a minority - good luck getting a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push out the dead weight management that has been in the same position for 20+ years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for - very caring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    Senior Leaders are very approachable
    People here want you tos succeed
    CEO walks the talk on diversity

    Cons

    Need to get middle managers as progressive as the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to train your team leaders on how to be better managers in advancing an employee's career.
    You need to value your older workers as well as younger ones since they bring wisdom and know- how to the table. There is too much emphasis on TOP TALENT and the fact that they are below 40. There are a small percentage of the population at K-C and they will wind up leaving in the next couple of years. So don't be so quick to place all your eggs in their basket.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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