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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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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 (6)

    "Being too conservative will be the demise of this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, great learning experience, flexible work arrangements. Nice campus. Casual dress code. Excellent clubs & networking opportunities on campus & within the organization.

    Cons

    Very, very low pay for amount of work required based on financial impact to the organization.

    All management reports directly to out of touch high up leadership which leads to misalignment of goals, direction, & the worker bees being constantly told to switch direction & objectives. Mid-level managers have zero business managing people due to lack of proper training or resourcing by HR. Anyone with a leadership role is paid an enormous salary & those leaders do zero actual work but sit around & talk & make plans for what & how their measly paid team members will accomplish for them next. Career growth is non-existent unless you are a decent looking white girl willing to kiss a lot of ---- or a good old boy with family ties within the organization. Nepotism is rampant & the promotions & largest salaries are paid based on who's who instead of experience, knowledge, & skill. Constant change leaves those in the trenches doing the work miserable, underpaid, & in fear of being the next to be fired. But KC doesn't fire people, they instead force people they don't like into resignation by picking on them until they can't take it anymore. It is obvious management discriminates based on age, race, creed, & if you don't fit the Mold of a WASP or are homosexual, older, unmarried in your 30s, etc & don't hob knob with your leaders & kiss their you know what's you can bet you will be set up to fail. The level of management that oversees most of the workforce is given too much power for an organization of KCs size with too little training & that is what leads working for KC to feel more like attending high school where the pretty & popular are on top; instead of like in real life where the nerds & hard workers succeed. Having had experience with multiple large, global organizations, I would have to say my experience with KC was the absolute worst & not just limited to one department or business sector within the KC organization, while most organizations do operate somewhat on a who knows who basis, KC will absolutely run themselves into the ground in the near future if they do not become more diversified, value real talent, & stop having the "too big to fail" attitude.

    Decisions are made on a complete whim regarding software systems & IT enhancements. Motto seems to be, let's just do it now & deal with customer recourse, worker capabilities, & customer satisfaction later.

    Advice to Management

    There are too few levels of management - while upper management sets a vision & goal, only 2 rungs down the ladder are inexperienced, untrained people trying to execute said vision & goal without the knowledge, skill, management capabilities, etc to execute any course of action that is long lasting and sustainable.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Seems like a good company outside of working in Product Supply."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistic in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Logistic in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good, also work-life balance is important to the company.

    Cons

    The company as a whole seems like it may be a good company to work for, however, the Product Supply department leaves a lot to be desired. Leadership is poor at best, there is no development direction and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Require middle management to move into a new role after being in the same role for so long. There is no leadership on the team and the managers are terribly lacking in skills and the ability to manage teams. HR needs more visibility to employees - HR reps are basically non-existent here.

  3. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with K-C for almost 10 years and the culture continues to get better. They challenge you to think big and come up with bold solutions. Great benefits with health and fitness center with on-site fitness coaches, a pool, laundry and towel service. Awesome.

    Cons

    Always more initiatives and opportunities to do. So prioritization is key.

    Advice to Management

    keep empowering your teams


  4. "Solid company and environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer II in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer II in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers at KC, great brands

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of complaints


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. There is room for growth in this company and lot different directions you can go with the company.

    Cons

    Mid level management needs to better manage people. Limited opportunity to advance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Job title is not indicative of area of profession."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is fantastic. Freedom in my org is wonderful. Love the flexibility and the robust amount of tasks. Come work here!

    Cons

    Work/ role responsibility very fragmented. Leadership often says one thing and does another. Resourcing can be an issue that is often ignored or shrugged off by leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. Opinions are often ignored, and leadership narrative constantly trumps ideas and logic of people who actively participate in day to day operations.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ecommerce Director in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Ecommerce Director in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As far as I can tell on mid to senior level K-C is a great employer. Employees have access to K-C academy (basic pre-MBA business education), salary is pretty competitive, overall right ethics and corporate culture.

    Cons

    As far as I heard, junior positions are quite stressful, just like in every big corporation. B2B division and key accounts departments are quite stressful as well. Challenging sales plans are common, the push is quite hard.

    Advice to Management

    Make great corporate culture available from lower levels of employment - right now it starts working from mid-senior level. Make junior employees feel that spirit.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Big company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are younger, many opportunities

    Cons

    Very political as you move up in the company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Director of Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and a culture of caring for one another. Everyone wants to contribute to the best of their ability.

    Cons

    Difficult to try anything new. The company is very conservative in their approach and has difficulty pushing through true innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and take advantage of your culture. You have some great ideas out there that are not implemented.


  10. "Assembly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabling Op in Roanoke, AL
    Current Employee - Cabling Op in Roanoke, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better opportunity for me. I want a new trade.

    Cons

    Better myself and for family

    Advice to Management

    Hard worker . Don't mine working weekend or working a 12 he's shift!


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