Kimberly-Clark Reviews | Glassdoor

Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
1,196 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Kimberly-Clark Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Hsu
Michael D. Hsu
23 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "Best Place To Work"

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

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

    Pros

    -Work/Life Balance
    -Extremely Friendly/Helpful Leadership Team
    -High Pay
    -Summer Hours (Half-Day Fridays)
    -Challenging Work
    -Quick Career Growth
    -Best Places to Live... Hands Down

    Cons

    The company is going through some changes, so there are some people that are now doing twice as much work until new positions are filled.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company cares deeply about its people
    It believes wholeheartedly in its Vision
    Multi-generation business
    Highly collaborative culture
    Great opportunities to develop and grow

    Cons

    Matrix-environment can sometimes impede progress

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not perfect, but still a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great Work-Life Balance
    - Very fun and engaging culture
    - Half day Fridays in the summer
    - Plenty of opportunities to move around the company
    - Decent Pay for what you do (probably about average to market rate, but since cost of living is so low, at least in Neenah, it's pretty good)

    Cons

    - Company makes a lot of structural changes and sometimes they screw over certain people. These people/situations are completely ignored. Day to day is great, so I guess just cross your fingers and hope you aren't one of the unlucky ones.
    - Lower-Middle managers seem inexperienced. I was directly and flat out lied to by my manager on multiple occasions. I get that some things are confidential, but this seemed a bit over the line...
    - No bonus until you are much higher up than most other organizations. And don't expect any sort of compensation for doing multiple jobs during a vacancy even if you are stretched thin for months or years.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a positive experience. Be mindful that just because someone is a great individual contributor that does not necessarily mean that they will be a great manager.


  4. "Great place to get your feet wet and internal opportunities +/-"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work life balance, core code of conduct, sustainability is a real thing!

    Cons

    Promotions are tied to current grade level. Location is required for most positions though in a world where working remotely and traveling to the stakeholders and virtual meetings is more common.

    Advice to Management

    Look at individuals for capability and not grade level for opportunities.


  5. "Challengingand rewarding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of collaboration; hard-working and motivated employees; international teams

    Cons

    Restructurings come in cycles with leadership turnovers that can be disruptive in some areas


  6. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits and great products. Learned a lot during my time.

    Cons

    Not a place to voice concerns. Very difficult to move up and/or change careers.


  7. "Poor Management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits ok for now but Medical coverage continues to decline each year though.

    Cons

    Managers ultimately disconnected from plant floor. More time spent at meetings and the ‘process’ of accomplishing work than actually doing the work. Very political environment with the same type of managers being regurgitated into the same available leadership positions resulting in no relevant long term improvements. Human resources need to be more involved in actually helping employees.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to be more involved in the process of reviewing/vetting people for leadership/management positions at the plant level. Injecting millions of dollars into a plant will not solve leadership problems.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, well-established, but slow to change"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Reporting Analyst
    Former Employee - Management Reporting Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, EAP, flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Very slow to change its corporate culture and adapt to a changing market environment; promotions/raises not done very transparently; lots of attrition means that many people are doing 2-3 people’s jobs without any increase in pay; bonuses only available to highest level managers


  9. "Overall Great Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours and projects that seem to have no end.


  10. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teamwork environment, good salaries, good benefits, flexible

    Cons

    Latest leadership, layoffs, uncertainty, budget cuts, resources