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Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Kimberly-Clark Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Hsu
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  • "Amazing company great people great place(in 104 reviews)

  • "Good Work environment for co-ops(in 89 reviews)

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  • "Seems to be not fantastic work life balance for full-time but could be because of Covid(in 49 reviews)

  • "Bureaucracies in decision making(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company to work for

      Apr 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work - life balance. Also a lot of opportunity to advance from within.

      Cons

      Is quite a large company, sometimes decision making can be slow.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good if you look for work life balance

      Jan 4, 2021 - Marketing Manager in Neenah, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relaxed work environment, work-life balance and overall benefits and compensation

      Cons

      lack of diversity and inclusion, lack of leadership and accountability, lack of decision making, lack of clear career path and international mobility, process driven, small renovation over disruptive / breakthrough innovation, cost saving / restructuring driven as way to deliver results,

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Continues to go downhill

      Oct 22, 2019 - Senior Research Scientist in Neenah, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work arrangements, talent/technical expertise, access to excellent R&D capabilities, fairly easy to get projects approved to work on

      Cons

      Constant restructuring that does not seem to bring about positive change, lack of any real innovation strategy, lots R&D projects but very little coming out of the pipeline, supposed to be a marketing-led company but doesn’t play out in the real day to day operations, no real investments in improving the culture or employee morale after all the restructuring, penny pinching is extreme, culture has become more and more fear based as employees have little job security, decision making has so many layers and things move very slowly as a result, even top talent has a hard time moving into other business units and so career development is challenging

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Living in the Huggies Matrix

      May 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      onsite cafeteria, gym, health services

      Cons

      slow decision making and too matrixed

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      R&D

      Apr 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, Culture, Pay, flexible work

      Cons

      Risk adverse, passive aggressive, at times quite a bit of travel, decision making takes lots of time

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great CPG Company with a strong plan

      Jan 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company is making the right choices to stay competitive and a market leader even though it is having to make some sacrifices. They are steps ahead of the competition. Everyone lives by the 4 core values and stay true to this in good and bad times. Colleagues are like family, great work atmosphere,. Good flex work options and generous benefits including profit sharing.

      Cons

      Sometimes slower in decision making, but usually well-thought out and considerate.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good Company Culture

      Jun 28, 2017 - Attorney in Neenah, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      K-C is a good company with a positive culture and environment. Generally, people do care about each other and their responsibilities and it is a positive place to work.

      Cons

      The positive culture at times gets in the way of progress at K-C. It is very consensus driven, where individuals do not always feel empowered or accountable, which can slow decision making. People are also often hesitant to provide constructive feedback to others, leading to some passive-aggressive behavior.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company, for the right personality types

      Mar 14, 2017 - Sales Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Large company with strong history and strong brands within "necessities" categories -Good growth opportunities, if you fit the culture and have the right personality type -Good shorter run (2-3 years) company for building early resume and experience -Fair pay, good benefits -Good people

      Cons

      -Company is very process oriented and work standardization focused. Most of your tactical work will follow some kind of standard process that has checkpoint forms to complete on top of the task itself. While this benefits, for example, a new college graduate that is learning the basics, it can become time consuming, monotonous, robotic, etc. the more experience you have. Processes and work standardization prevent the company from being as agile and adaptable as it could be. Company is much more reactive culturally and it can take considerable time (years) to adapt to new ways of thinking and working. The company is also not very innovative and is more reserved/conservative in what they will invest in. Strategies are often recycled from previous years. Cyclical restructuring and cost cutting tend to be primary strategic vehicles as opposed to true innovation. If you value a certain degree of "work freedom", enjoy using experience based instincts, like the ability to work outside of processes, or don't like to feel micromanaged by processes, you will most likely be happier with another organization. -Company is also very meeting structured. On average, you will spend half of your work week preparing for, attending, or reacting to a meeting. Meetings can be redundant and. at times are a hindrance to your day to day tactical work. If you enjoy this type of structure, you will be fine. If you value more ad hoc problem solving, off the cuff team dynamics, less structured/white space friendly environments, you will likely be happier with another organization. -Company has a ton of turnover and leadership constantly pushes that "they need talent" or "are talent short". Internally, the company will move people into new roles regularly. While this is good for individual experience and exposure, employees are so time crunched from meetings and processes that training suffers. A lot of folks don't stay in a role long enough or have the white space to become a functional expert. You also do spend a bit of cyclical time bringing new team members up to speed on basics. The culture basically creates an environment where you'll learn to do quite a few basic things decently but the flip side to the coin is, you'll need to use off work time to learn and absorb how to do things great. Folks hired from outside have a hard time adapting to all the process work and lack of white space and often leave after a year or two. In fairness, there are quite a few employees that started with and stayed with the company for the long run. If it's the only culture you know or if you like a lot of structure and process, you'll enjoy the company. Lastly, if you value feeling like you're caught up on things at the end of the average day, this company is not going to be a good fit for you. -Upper management at times is oblivious to tactical, day to day white space needs and can't seem to connect the dots between the burying culture of meetings/process work and the continued talent gap. -Software systems are inefficient, inflexible, and numerous. -Culture of moving people around frequently has created a lot of middle management roles and specialty teams. Good for the long run career opportunities but causes simple tasks to require multiple communication channels, red tape, unneeded processes, and delays in decision making. What takes a day to get approved in most organizations can take weeks with KC -Again, it is a good company but it's simply not for everyone. I'd recommend knowing your work and management style(s) well (what you find motivating, demotivating, etc.) before going to work at KC.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent people and products...

      Oct 20, 2016 -  in Neenah, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wonderful people, culture of accountability, and challenging work make this organization a destination.

      Cons

      Opportunities for both functional and regional collaboration. Slow decision making at times, and opportunity to provide more transparent communication.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Would recommend

      Aug 6, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Transparent leadership committed to making better work culture For the most part, great people and helpful culture

      Cons

      Complex structure Decision making is slow but improving

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