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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated December 24, 2016
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Worst Employer Ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people that work here are very talented and friendly.
    Benefits are basic.
    Work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    HR is inept and a moral destroyer. Example: you are not allowed to personalize your office area even with a family photo. They actively look to create problems and drama including firing and interrogating people on hear say.
    If you have a question regarding your 401k, Health Insurance, etc., the office HR can't/won't help you. They will give you a list of numbers to reach the outsourced HR companies and get back to you in a few business days and sometimes, not at all. They are the most useless department in the plant and company.
    Certain groups are catered to.
    Pay is lower than industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Quit forcing overly PC crap down everyone's throat and bending over backwards for a group of people that have threatened a lawsuit for damages done by the same people. There are no majority racist employees here. Everyone creates their own circumstance. Employees are resenting the company for it and looking for work elsewhere. You have and will lose your best employees. It is easy for great employees to find work at friendlier companies. Grow a backbone!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Doesn't walk the talk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate values, but not embraced by some departments. Great experience working for a global company. Great interaction with people all over the globe. On-site health facility. Great resources for diverse employees, but could do more. Pay decent.

    Cons

    Seemed like employees were overloaded with work. Work/life balance questionable. Heavy reliance on contractors and agencies shows lack of care for employees. Mid-management level not skilled in managing people. Often promoted because of high skill level in field, but not able to manage people well. Motivate through stick not carrot approach. Employees not given appropriate resources to do their jobs well. Environment not friendly in some departments. Sometimes an overly-corporate feel without compassion and understanding. Not innovative like they promote. Stuck in old ways of doing things. Not progressive. Feeling that employees are not valued. Consumer marketing to customers often somewhat misleading. Doesn't value employee feedback. Non-collaborative in some departments. Little to no budget for initiative that are supposed to be a priority. Support from management non-existent. Lack of opportunities for professional development. Lack of proper planning/goals in some departments. Roadblocks that make it cumbersome to do job.

    Advice to Management

    Train managers to manage people. Be more progressive with benefits and culture. Put people above profit and profit will follow. Reduce downsizing in order to not overload people.


  3. "MRG"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family detailed company
    flex hrs

    Cons

    no structure.. to many politics


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contract work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people overall. Good projects. Good capabilities. Good global team environment. Great analytical capabilities for innovation and product problem diagnosis . Focused areas of expertise in scientist valuable asset to company.

    Cons

    Exploitive. No benefits. Treated as outsider. Watch for Chem hazards. Bureaucratic and a lot of management meetings. Cut expenses in wrong areas.

    Advice to Management

    Look after health. Especially in chemical environments. Seemed a lot of autoimmune disease and workers with low morale. People did not feel valued and many left


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fully Exploited One Way Street"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a tremendous amount of responsibility,

    Cons

    team members can often be degrading, much like a corporate ladder

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your Supply Chain Co-op competitors salary.. You are 2/3 of what they are and yes they are also in Small town midwest


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review System Stinks!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working from home 2 days per week. Fitness atmosphere

    Cons

    Low Morale, Never knowing when your position will be cut, Managers from other departments share your yearly review results which means people you don't work for decide how your review is scored. If someone doesn't like you, your days are numbered. It doesn't matter how well you do on your job, you will get "Inconsistent". Once you have that rating, you can't interview for another position and EVERY manager in the office knows about it. Employees are "discussed" in manager meetings once a week in front of non managers.
     People that suck up get promoted.
    The new CEO is all about outsourcing jobs instead of retaining good employees. She needs to stop and think.

    Advice to Management

    Put a little more emphasis on performance instead of the buddy system when it comes to promoting people. Stop hiring from the outside when there are plenty of qualified people already working there. Give people without degrees more chances to move up instead of hiring fresh college graduates in those positions.
     If you know who is going to be hired for a position, don't bother posting the position. It gets people's hopes up for nothing.
     Stop outsourcing when there are millions of Americans out of work.
    KC used to be a good place to work but now you never know from one day to the next if you will still have a job.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Facilities Management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Management in De Pere, WI
    Current Employee - Facilities Management in De Pere, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it has the illusion of a good company

    Cons

    Facilities management leaders in Neenah, work on the "good old boy'z" format, this includes women, they hide behind their culture of accountability - which makes them protected from retaliation, it like watching the Cinderella story. Old hag has two less then qualified daughters and traps a step daughter to do all the work, however there is no prince charming, when you become aware of their games they apply their culture of accountability and I have watched them terminated good honest people with lies and deception

    Advice to Management

    Tom Falk, clean house in Neenah Facilities Management leadership


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Steer Clear!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Rogers, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers (what's left of them anyway), decent brands (although they used to be stronger), company car for some field personnel

    Cons

    Company has gone from a culture of delivering results while still caring about it's people to a culture of delivering results. Egomaniacal senior and mid-level managers have created a culture of fear where everyone is expendable. I am thankful I was able to leave on my own terms.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to so many consultants. Check your ego at the door when you report for work in the morning. Stop "handing the keys to the Cadillac" to so many millennials before they have even had a chance to prove they can do the job.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Close to my home but that is all i can really say about that

    Cons

    I was harassed by people everyday on the job. This is a very unprofessional place to work would not recommend it for anyone that doesn't like working in a low class atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee's complaints serious and follow up on them. Take a more professional approach to your guidance.,

    Kimberly-Clark Response

    Oct 28, 2015

    In order for us to investigate this situation, we encourage you to please call our Code of Conduct Toll-Free Reporting Hotline at 1-800-482-6020 to report your experience. If you wish, you can remain ... More


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Lost their edge"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Limited, company car maybe but those will also be gone in the near future

    Cons

    No longer leading, consistently losing market share, losing great employees and compromising "bread and butter" brands.

    Advice to Management

    Really? Start implementing what your sales force has been begging for over the past several years. Top/mid management levels are stone cold and don't value talent, don't provide support to meet objectives and implement a performance grid that screws a majority of the hard working people!



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