Kimberly-Clark - Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism | Glassdoor
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"Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

Pros

Onboarding was okay. Since they're such a large company, they know what you need to be trained on.

Cons

Promotions are based off of popularity over merit. If you're not someone's favorite person, don't expect to get invited to anything from meetings to lunches. Compensation is below other CPG companies.

Advice to Management

Stop playing politics. You wont be able to retain any or your top talent if you continue.

Other Employee Reviews for Kimberly-Clark

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Another day"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Neenah, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Half day Friday's are offered through the summer months. There are numerous different groups to help from welcoming you to the company to just being a member of things you enjoy. Many of the sites offer onsite health services and a gym.

    Cons

    Little to no chance of promotion in place, meaning you must switch jobs within the company often if you are wanting to get a raise. Raises over the last few years have been very minimal along with the new performance based pay putting many people at the point they will not get a raise for years without finding a way to get promoted into a higher paying position.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the managers are very good and really do care about those under them. However, those above them, along with HR make decisions without listening to those below. Decisions are made that the average person at K-C says will never work, yet management wastes money and time pursuing those changes.


  2. "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.

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