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Great people, ok company

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Current Employee - Engineer III  in  Neenah, WI (US)
Current Employee - Engineer III in Neenah, WI (US)

I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

People are good to work with, problems focus on processes and not the people. Employees empowered and trusted to make decisions. Usually held accountable too.

Cons

Red tape, promotions based on who you know or how well liked and known you are by management. Currently a lot of consultants are giving some not so great advice and Sr mgmt is listening. Pay, career path, and business organization have lacked direction over the past several years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Middle management struggles between a dedicated workforce and the politics above. Small changes for the better have been good, but not enough. Having to say "yes" all the time or setting unrealistic goals isn't going to turn the company around.

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    It's a good MNC to work for as fresh graduate, you learn and exposed to different roles.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Petaling (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Petaling (Malaysia)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. MNC experience
    2. Staff purchase discount for Kleenex, Scott tissues & Kotex sanitary pads

    Cons

    1. Limited career growth within the division as managers there are too complacent to move on, so you are left being forever a subordinate staff to them
    2. Staff remuneration & benefits are so so........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe should look at creating career growth opportunity for senior management roles, so the younger staff can have chance to get promotion and not jumping to work for your competitors with higher pay & better perks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Too Much Nepotism, Using current economic climate to unjustly screw employees benefits / pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member  in  Barrow in Furness, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Barrow in Furness, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent salary for locality compared to other major employers.
    Production Shift pattern gives plenty of time off. (144 shifts vs. 221 days off per annum)
    Private Health care scheme.
    Share purchase scheme with buy 2 get 1 free deal.
    Company Shop to purchase products cheaply.

    Cons

    Far too much nepotism going on. New workers employed not for their skills and competancy, but because of who they are related to, or are best friends with!
    HR awkward with no heart. Company sticks rigidly to rules but employees expected to be ultra flexible.
    Company using current economic climate as excuse to trim costs, have ruined the future defined benefit pension of many long term employees by capping annual rises, also coupled with below inflation pay rises for the past 3 years, and pay band freezes/downgrading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use external assessors for recruitment selection to halt the nepostism / cronyism.
    Capping wage rises, Pay bands, and pension benefits, will only serve to cap the enthusiasm of the current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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