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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "They have a pretty good work-life balance" (in 152 reviews)

  • "Great work, very accommodating for co-ops, great people to work with" (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work-life balance is not ideal" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Is quite a large company, sometimes decision making can be slow" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work at!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people and environment!
    It feels like they care about you.
    There's so much to learn from K-C!

    Cons

    I was really happy @ K-C, I have no cons that I can think of.


  2. "Agile Analytics Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Have project flexibility; Can drive the whole project's direction in some ways

    Cons

    Slow-paced environment; Not enough opportunities to learn

  3. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    People are incredible and there are a lot of options for growth, makes life a lot easier

    Cons

    The locations are in the middle of nowhere which makes it hard if you don't have family close by. Hours can also be very intense because they are constantly short-staffed.


  4. "Trade Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and values, dynamic and respectful

    Cons

    In some areas lacks processes


  5. "Great company with strong heritage that has lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and team spirit in business units / markets, good salary and benefits, strong talent, systems and tools continue to evolve, strong brands, great developmental opportunities at lower levels, reasonable work / life balance, diverse backgrounds, reasonably modern offices, joining KC was one of the best things I have done.

    Cons

    Death by PowerPoint, too many consultant types who don’t know the business but sound smart and contribute little in actually solving problems, always positive leadership style means problems not detected early, career opportunities depends on who you know, too many ideas but never converted to proper strategy or execution plan, no effort to bring structure to complex matrix ie unhealthy tension, too much spin instead to solving problems, some expensive dead weight in corporate type functions, most leaders don’t demonstrate values and behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on getting a few big things right and follow through on executing them (eg develop capability on what matters instead of jumping from idea to idea), get rid of the talkers who speak well but can’t solve problems - ask a few more questions validate what you are fed, see the problems and solve instead of always spinning, nurture and support talent at all levels. It was a great company and I have very fond memories but you need to do something different to get back your mojo.


  6. "IT startegist Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and start your career

    Cons

    Unfortunately Interns will not be converted to full-time.


  7. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    No cons at the moment

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy, fun, challenge, breaks and vacations

    Cons

    No breaks, poor management


  9. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity for raises after 18mo

    Cons

    12hr rotating shifts, no exceptions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Forecasting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks like Flexible Work Arrangements and summer hour Fridays, pay, benefits and 401k, discounted product through United Way auctions, good people, lots of career options.

    Cons

    Some new team leaders struggle, sometimes career advancement is difficult due to favoritism, frequent changes in organizational structure and Senior Management resulting in unclear objectives and team direction, and calibration used to determine annual performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with feedback throughout the year, not just during performance reviews. Make sure that new team leaders are set up for success and that they are treating their teams fairly.


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