Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
471 Reviews
3.8
471 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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284 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 29 reviews)


Cons
  • Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy (in 14 reviews)

  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quit the outsourcing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant
    Current Employee - IT Consultant

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Number of sites to choose from within US

    Cons

    The drive to outsource jobs & the dis-organisation this has created.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your best resource, outsourcing is simply an admission that you cannot manage your people to achieve change.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Truly fantastic company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern

    Pros

    They very much value their employees and are actively working to make it a positive and innovative environment. Very much promoted work life balance.

    Cons

    Decision making can take awhile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing experience, people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Roswell, GA (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People were really friendly, great consumer-product goods company, high value and volume, and work-life balance was amazing with summer hours. Compensation was in line with what was expected. Great boss, lots of opportunities! Very results driven, learned a lot in my time here, great manager.

    Cons

    May be overlooked because the organization is so big. Wasn't sure about inner promotion, seemed to favor hiring from the outside for upper-level positions. Ultimately though, nothing too bad. Very very structured in terms of departments and processes seem to be standardized for the most part, not too much innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark was wonderful to work at! Great company culture, great work life balance, lots of ways to get involved within the company. The main KC office in Neenah, WI was beautiful and had a cafeteria, gym, intramural sports, and lots of activities. KC really seems to care about it's employees and the employees really seem to care about each other.

    Cons

    KC has some of the same negative aspects as all large companies--there was a lot of things that had to be done every month or so that didn't really relate to the project such as safety training and reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Co-op Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentor/mentee system and co-ops do actual work that impacts products. 50 plus co-ops at the staff location in Neenah means great networking!

    Cons

    Location is not optimal. Mill locations do not many co-ops to interact with on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand recruiting to other schools outside the Midwest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    R&E Co-Op, Loved it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D in Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - R&D in Roswell, GA (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Talented team
    Intriguing work
    Diverse projects
    Great Employee Networking Events

    Cons

    Sometimes little guidance n projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect more personally with lower team members. Check in more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Process Engineering Co-op

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    KC has a great work-life balance. Even as an intern you can take time off if needed. The compensation is average for engineering interns. I performed a lot of meaningful projects which had clear impact on the business. I would defiantly recommend working as a Co-op for them

    Cons

    I had some issues with the HR department between my two co-op terms. Took a long time to receive an offer and only happened when I received an offer from another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR department could do a better job of giving out offers in a timely manner as well as communicating with previous Co-ops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not the worst, not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is very good, able to work from home when needed. People are very nice and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees. Very hard to get hired on permanently. Management would rather pay a staffing service than have to provide benefits new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire permanent instead of going through staffing services. 17 years is a long time to be a temporary employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Global Strategic Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roswell, GA (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers with genuine support.

    Cons

    Poor leadership with focus on personal ahcievements. Promotions occur through relationships and not merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunate set of leaders (now gone) who have completely disrupted a good company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tax Department Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great accounting experience, and experience in a large corporation. Good networking opportunity. Trained me on how to use Visio.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring work- making copies, putting together binders, searching for files in the "vault". Sometimes no one would have anything for me to work on, but at the same time, if one of the accountants asked me about school or life, upper management would say that they're wasting company money as I'm paid by the hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider treating interns more like permanent employees. The extra respect will keep them working harder and more interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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