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"Mill was closed"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

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

Pros

The 12 hr shifts could be grueling. However the days off were nice to allow for good family time. Coworkers became an extended family.

Cons

Medical and dental left a lot to be desired. Some management that would come in had no knowledge of the job at hand. Rarely did you see management on the production floor. Sick leave was not heard of. Even if you were admitted to a hospital, a Dr. Note did not constitute as a excused absence.

Advice to Management

To a bare minimum, management should atleast step foot on the production floor to gain understanding into what the employees jobs consist of. It would have been nice to have positive feedback on occasion. However, it was always negative. That does nothing to morale. In fact it has the opposite result. The mill closure was under a dark vail that seemed to be miss-truths. Why close a mill that was making money? Management should have an ounce of being a people person. This was extremely rare. I worked for this company for 20+ yrs and it was probably the best hint to happen to me, in regards to the mill closure.

Other Employee Reviews for Kimberly-Clark

  1. Helpful (4)

    "From Good to Great to just OK..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly very good people and friends.

    Cons

    Slow to change, continued annual forced ranking ultimately discourages cooperation and risk taking, moved from technology focused to business focus and technical talent has diminished.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the overwhelming outcry and get rid of forced rankings, rebuild technology base, it will be the true differentiator.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult yearly reviews"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are the best reasons to work there.

    Cons

    The way they handle the yearly reviews and the rating system used. It puts everyone in the dept against each other. In order to succeed you have to trash talk your co-workers. It's not enough that you did a great job, it's how well others did their job compared to you. Also other managers who didn't work with you get to weigh in on your yearly review and determine where you fall in the forced rankings.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using 'Forced Rankings' as a way to determine an employees worth to the company. It's almost always skewed and doesn't show a true picture of the individual.


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