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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated April 14, 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 33 reviews)

  • Performance Management system that continues to kill morale while wasting tons of time (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Lost their edge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "High turnover of young and ethnically diverse people in Neenah"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great buildings, great benefits, and work-life balance. Learn something new everyday. Big name and lots of mills in the middle of nowhere.

    Cons

    Senior management does not havr their priorities aligned. Neenah location it's focused for 40+ married with children white people. High turnover for millennials, and lack of ethnically diverse employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff together. Move away from Neenah please. In another 30 years you guys will have an extremely hard time to keep people around or to go work to Neenah. Knowledge is retiring and people aren't sticking around because of the location. Seriously at least relocate to Milwaukee. Do something, fast.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Brand Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Likes to hire from outside, has well known brands, low cost of living area.

    Cons

    High turnover, huge reorgs in 2014 and 2015. Although hires from outside, there is more support for internally grown marketing persons. Leads to less innovative ideas. Long process to launch new products, gets beat out by competition. Too focused on grading for advancement.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company lost its way, can it come back?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Maintainer in Waterbury, CT
    Former Intern - Maintainer in Waterbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company places a great deal of emphasis on safety, and having clean facilities. They also have a great fervor for training, if it has something to do with your job. They also have safety product giveaways each month that a facility is safety-incident free.

    Cons

    The management, many times don't know what they want, nor what they are doing, and as a result change course mid-stream. This is all despite what employee plans, long and short-term, are. It make any planning moot, in many cases. And it destroys management-employee relations, which take a long time to cultivate.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a clue, sooner, rather than later. You need better succession planning at all levels. And once you are committed to something, stick it out to the end. Don't change gears, in the middle. You affect the plans for a lot of other people when you do that.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not a good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good'No raise for hard work

    Cons

    No time of your own. People are very mean.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to complaints.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place to work until they closed the Everett plant for no good reason."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Operator in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good job with a livable wage and benefits although they were really trying to cut the benefits and pay down at the end. Weird schedule, but allowed ample time off while keeping the place open 24/7.

    Cons

    They closed the mill and I wasn't willing to relocate out of state to work for a company that would close a profitable local business like that with no good reason.

    Advice to Management

    I can only hope that the company has to pay for all of the cleanup of the location before anyone else will even think about buying it.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Hostile work enviroment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Loudon, TN
    Current Employee - Business Partner in Loudon, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any thing good to say.

    Cons

    They review your performance through peer review groups. Meaning people you don't even work with review your performance. If someone in the gang don't like you your done.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be Professionals, Your career advancement is terrible. Supervision is terrible.
    Learn how to work as a Team.
    Unsafe work place due to hostile employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "not a good company to work for if you are hourly.even most salary workers bad mouth the management of this site."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Hard Worker in Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was close to home. it was once a good place to work under the Scott paper name

    Cons

    the lie ,they bully and are very deceitful no real Culture or Values even though they claim to be trust worthy

    Advice to Management

    fire your current HR team and upper management at the Chester Pa site.their policies are running this site into the ground


  10. "Not in my professional arena, not a productive use of my capabilities. Completed assignment months before."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment allows you to be very independent.

    Cons

    Job not matched with qualifications needed.


  11. "Non- skilled"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly in Belmont, MI
    Former Employee - Assembly in Belmont, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We got a lot of paper products

    Cons

    Stupid "safety rules." Steel toed shoes required for everybody-we handle plastic parts that don't even weigh #1. Jackets must be zipped-sitting at a table, assembling plastic parts-no moving equipment. Gloved hand required to use scissors. Sewing is "general assembly" not semi-skilled, because women do it, not men?

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in the employee's place. Make realistic safety rules. Recognize skills at a higher level. Don't encourage employee against employee snitching for toilet paper-K C bucks.



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