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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Kimberly-Clark provides great work life balance (in 126 reviews)

  • Great people & flexible schedule (in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 (1)

    "Complicated company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research and Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research and Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, additional perks such as health center, cafeteria and forested grounds. Good team members depending on the department you are employed in, there is a very family like atmosphere. Good work/life balance for long term employees.

    Cons

    The culture is bipolar on many levels. Complicated levels of corporate programs that require HOURS of training but are never implemented and set everyone up for noncompliance. Seemed like a new system was being implemented every year and directives and training are extremely vague. Huge disconnect between global and regional goals. Managers in positions do not understand what they need or want, constantly mislead staff and then blame the staff for the mistakes. Feels like you're being led into failure. The culture has changed vastly over the years and many team members are extremely passive aggressive as a result. Sharky behavior is not dealt with appropriately and personnel are not held to the standard that the global objectives direct. They talk a good talk, but don't walk the walk. It is not unheard of for contract staff to work for years (+5) in a position only to watch coops and new engineers being hired left and right when these support positions NEVER have the opportunity of becoming permanent. If a company offers someone a contract position for that long, clearly that individual is value added Head count is always restrictive and the company is always undergoing reorganization which offers zero value to the departments affected and creates a culture of fear and people who lack accountability. Contract and partner personnel are treated extremely poorly. Janitorial, facilities management and other service teams are blamed for KC employees not following their own program. Safety program is a means to finger point and find fault while no KC employees are ever held accountable when safety concerns exist.

    Advice to Management

    KC was once an amazing culture. With a very high emphasis on people. When considering talent, consider those who have worked for your company for years in contract positions rather than hiring externally. You don't have enough gears to power your engine. Too management top heavy and not enough entry level positions for talented work staff. Enforce the programs you already have in place before implementing new ones that are never enforced. Focus more on personal and professional accountability than the blame game. Work together to find real solutions rather than being defensive and passive aggressive.


  2. "Best employer I have had by a clear mile"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Kings Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Kings Hill, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package.
    Flexibility with family and work/life balance.
    Caring and teamwork - team leaders that really do look after the interests of the employee.
    A very strong commitment to a set of values and a culture of accountability.

    Cons

    Large organisation can challenge the need for agility.
    Outsourced functions can sometimes be a challenge to work with.

  3. "Avoid this political nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Roswell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work balance is about all

    Cons

    Political
    Only promoted if friends with long term employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn real Operational Excellence and try to get the waste out of the departments saying they are doing so.


  4. "Projector Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Travel to a lot of countries.

    Cons

    The management changed often and limited promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "CFO for B2B division Latinoamérica"

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    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organizational culture, challenging environment, multicultural and interdisciplinary work. Innovative, environmentally conscious. Empowerment and accountability are part of Its mindset and DNA

    Cons

    B2B division has Limited resources (headcount) in the finance area countries operations and subregions clusters, this leads to complexity and delays in some cases

    Advice to Management

    To implement standard leader work in finance and other support areas across subregions and countries to improve complexity and add value to internal customers


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    The company truly cares about its people. GREAT worklife balance, flexible working hours, manageable workload and genuinely good people to work with. There to help you succeed

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is not challenging enough.


  7. "Brand Manager"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very warm culture with harmonious staff and family oriented work culture. The people are the best!

    Cons

    It seems like it has changed a lot now from 2016 onwards with New management and new direction. Ex colleagues told me it's a lot more stressful and competitive now.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None None None None & N/A

    Cons

    One of the worst Companies I ever worked - why - management! They do not listen and they are transparent, just like they claim, but not in a good way.

    Advice to Management

    Management is the problem -


  9. "Associate buiness analyst"

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, competitive pay

    Cons

    poor middle management, change is slow to come


  10. "Outstanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Technical Leader I in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, consumer products, global, tight community and sense of family, cares about employees and community, safety first, world class products, recognition

    Cons

    Slow to change or adapt (big corporation, traditional mindset), some burocracy, commoditization of its products, needs to adapt quicker to todays rapidly evolving consumer

    Advice to Management

    Risk taking


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