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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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  • Claim to have work life balance as a priority but there is no consideration of this at the tactical levels (in 34 reviews)

  • If upper management were aware of how often this goes on I don't think they would be happy (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Customer Inventory Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Replenishmeny Specialist in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Replenishmeny Specialist in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very successful company with a strong supply chain infrastructure

    Cons

    Very political, meaning, that promotions and recognition are rarely based on actual performance, success, skills and exceeding objectives...But more so based on who can be the loudest and brown nose the most to management. I believe that the best individual for the job should get the job, rather than the individuals that are best friends with hiring manager for a respective position.


  2. "Kimberly-Clark Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Most employees are lazy and most of the leadership is self-absorbed and attempting to keep the middle managers down to a lower level

    Cons

    Worst company to work for if you are a female or older male. It is a "good old boys club" at Kimberly-Clark Corp

    Advice to Management

    Management is undereducated and useless. They need to bring in some new top talent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Supply Chain Management in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Vice President, Supply Chain Management in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and caring culture, Strong focus on ethics and compliance to do the right thing. New leadership coming in helps to strengthen KC results.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture at times which keeps progress from being made. Lots of old school thinking. Good ole boys club still in place even though many new leaders are trying to change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Kimberly-Clark"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably innovative and forward thinking organization, in a really boring CPG segment. Reasonable leadership, with some room to advance both professionally and personally. Reasonable work-life balance, OK renumeration

    Cons

    No real chance for promotion, talent doesn't get recognized or rewarded for their efforts, the company moves very slowly, you're either in with the crowd or not.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people who actually deliver for you, change out your top management (been around for too long), flatten the organization where you can.


  5. "Maintenance Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planner in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and provide for your family.

    Cons

    Not much progress for career development.


  6. "Senior Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well-known brands with outstanding heritage

    Cons

    Senior leadership makeover last ten years transitioned company to cut-throat.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize experience


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing environment to breed innovation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're given freedom to make your own decisions in problem solving. The management is very nurturing and wants you succeed. The other employees also provide excellent support in helping you reach your goals. Depending on your role you may get to travel the world as well since Kimberly Clark has a large international presence.

    Cons

    There may be a learning curve for people coming straight from school to a corporate environment. It shouldn't impact people with previous work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are chosen as a top performer, or are hired right out of college they will put you on a fast track of promotion. One year rotations in roles, with little requirement to achieve any real success, you simply have to keep your head down, throw other people under the bus, be dishonest, never ever debate, and you will be promoted every year until you are a Senior level. At which point your life will change drastically, and you will be a target of hundreds of people that want your job.

    Cons

    I have worked at multiple top Fortune 500 companies and this is the absolute worst. They set up diversity groups as a cover up for how prejudice they are to anyone that isn't a white male that simply agrees with whatever leadership says blindly. The HR leadership team is similar to the mafia, they are bullies and often create false accusations against their senior employees to justify terminating them to avoid law suits for wrongful dismissal and age discrimination law suits. It used to be a very good company until the leadership all changed over and was brought in from the outside. They sit with hundreds of jobs in Neenah open that they can't fill because no one wants to move to Neenah WI and because the culture is from the 1920's, yet they continue to chase out high performers on trumped up KC One Behavior violations. No one is allowed to debate or defend themselves from whatever accusation HR makes, there is no trial or jury, and they allow anonymous complaints with no verification of the accusation. It has become a horrible culture of fear, and eat or be eaten culture. The only feedback you get is negative and constant criticism. AVOID this company at all costs, they will destroy your confidence and fire you with no cause or warning. Unless you are extremely slow, like to be a yes man, NEVER disagree or think for yourself, you will NOT be successful here. They reward puppets, they save all of their senior roles beyond Director for people from the outside, and the HR team is made up of criminals.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your HR team with people that are actually caring good people. If you say you want individual, creative thinkers that will debate and challenge the way it has always been done, than set up protection for them to thrive. Stop firing people and pushing out your highest performers on made up morality and value charges, they aren't legitimate accusations, but no one ever challenges HR's decisions. If you want diversity, people of color and more women leaders you have to set up a path for them to be promoted beyond Team leaders. Stop hiring all your Directors and VP levels and above from the outside.

    Kimberly-Clark Response

    Apr 19, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this review. We take all of your concerns very seriously. At Kimberly-Clark our employees are vital to achieving our goal of providing people with ... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Planning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, medical plans ok, company very involved in the community in a positive way

    Cons

    Company ego centric and tends to promote only certain types. Lots of great people are held back from jobs they are qualified for based on Team Leader opinion and recommending that they don't apply for a variety of reasons. If upper management were aware of how often this goes on I don't think they would be happy. Only 4% match on 401k. Lots of great employees but the few who are "headstrong" are not dealt with and continue to bully to get their way. Claim to have work life balance as a priority but there is no consideration of this at the tactical levels.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management and HR needs to become more involved with the processes that can be detrimental to peoples upward movement and get in tune with what is really going on. It might surprise them (upper management and HR) as to the reality of what is happening. Culture of Accountability doesn't exist and needs to be reinforced if this is truly what the company wants. It needs accountability at all levels and its not happening. The company has a track record of introducing change that it never truly embraces. Its been three years and there is little to no change for the culture, people still go straight to managers to complain while not giving people a chance to hear about it before it goes to that level. I have seen many good people leave because of situations like this, people who have been well promoted and who hold experiences that the company should value.


  10. "Business Analyst, Global Quality Assurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Currently moving to Atlanta GA, I hear KCP is a great firm to work for.

    Cons

    Sorry don't know of any...need additional information , it's very hard to find negative information if your not really looking for it


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