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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
517 Reviews
3.6
517 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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307 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 15 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quit the outsourcing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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.  

    Overall good company to work for, good people and advancement opportunities

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunities as long as you stand out and make a difference. Good culture

    Cons

    Long decision making, bureaucracy, which are pretty common with CPG companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    System Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, home working, nice environment

    Cons

    Low Salaries, freezed promotions, company values are ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are OK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people and culture, but volatile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for...the culture is idealistic and visionary. Adequate pay and benefits and, in my case, they encourage creative problem solving. Excellent training opportunities. Beautiful office environments and support for remote knowledge workers. They appreciate hard work, but do not try to burn you out.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low compared to peer companies. They tend to have layoffs every 5-6 years ago which creates a depressing and fearful work environment for about a year. Forced ranking of employee performance, i.e. you can be "unacceptable" even if your boss says your're great and rates you as superior. To survive the rankings, you must be visible in a positive way with other managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a shareholder benefit focused big corporation that can be ruthless if you mismanage things. Better choice for managers and everyone: a B (benefit) corporation where shareholders, managers, workers and customers are equally valued.
    GET RID OF FORCED RANKINGS OF EMPLOYEES; you are now cutting out some muscle. Expect lawsuits if you continue forced rankings and a shift towards less group cooperation and more knife-in-the-back politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Great work/Life balance, nice employees, great company

    Cons

    Average pay and benefits, but other than that amazing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider higher pay or perks, feel like it has not been adjusted in the past 5-10 years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stable but slow culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Research Scientist

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Stable environment with long history of product market share

    Cons

    Snail moving culture. Very slow pace culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Employees are definitely compensated for more their worth!

    Cons

    Having to work rotational shifts.
    .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are always continuously improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - possibility to grow in the company
    - salary
    - flexibility, working from home
    - great people to work with
    - great learning experience in general

    Cons

    - working with a distributor network may be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Communication Internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communication in Mobile, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Communication in Mobile, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    I always desired to experience a job involving communication between two different companies and applications from engineering theories to the real world.

    Cons

    I struggled adjusting to the new and different environment from school. It was 2 weeks internship, and there were a lot of work that I was responsible. I found myself enjoying working in Kimberly-Clark after I got to know experienced employees working together with and their projects along with towel-converting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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