Kimberly-Clark - Very Bad. | Glassdoor
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"Very Bad."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Projects Manager in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Projects Manager in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than a year)

Pros

This company provides you with a lot of flexibility. I am able to work part time and work from home whenever I need to. The Flexibility Program makes this possible. Working with phenomenal people on some of the toughest and most interesting business problems in the world. You are constantly being pushed to improve and expand your skills and somehow finding room for a lot of fun of your co-workers.

Cons

It has become a big company in a relatively short time. Fast-paced job can lead to a fast-paced lifestyle, you need to be pretty flexible with outside commitments and be ready for wahtever your client/project team needs.

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for Kimberly-Clark

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't know what I had, when i had it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heroic brands. Good work-life balance. Good family values. Strong distribution system.

    Cons

    Analysis paralysis. Very frugal. Major operations are based out of a nice, but small town.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the flash of new leadership derail your purpose


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Women and Minorities Beware - This is not a place for you!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Company car
    I think they are generally trying to change the culture for the better (but they are missing the mark most of the time)
    Great wins in innovation

    Cons

    High turnover of minorities and women (and they admit they need to improve the situation)
    No leadership, just task managers
    Old-school good ol' boy mentality
    Pay is low
    Dying brands that lack brand support (Kotex)
    Last to implement trends (digital marketing, etc.)
    Afraid of change
    Poor decision making
    Tom Falk is less than inspiring

    Advice to Management

    It's sad that a company known for successfully marketing the first feminine product is also known for being one of the worst workplaces for women. Women and/or minorities are the last to get ahead at the company (and this is freely admitted as a major turnover issue at EVERY major sales meeting & national meeting).

    If you want to real change at your company, you need to go beyond creating a culture of "accountability" and focus on leadership training, and improving morale. To ensure all employees have an equal opportunity to promote throughout the company, assess talent with a more structured and objective methodology such as intuiting an assessment board/team for assessing talent and promotions. Fire the CEO, add more women and minorities to leadership positions, and implement a new culture, not just that of 'accountability', but that of leadership and real change that is inspiring. Be quicker to adopt the latest industry trends, and re-structure to ensure decisions are made in a more streamlined manner.

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