Kimberly-Clark
3.1 of 5 361 reviews
www.careersatkc.com Irving, TX 5000+ Employees

Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.1 361 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk

Tom Falk

(235 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance and a handful of very committed, talented people"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Excellent training for sales associates, great people oriented organization"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Strict Performance Management system creates esteem issues in many employees"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Most of the upper management team don't have a clue what's going on"
    in 14 reviews
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Quit the outsourcing

IT Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

ProsNumber of sites to choose from within US

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

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

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Company is on the rise, but may not be for everyone.

Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee)

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

ProsStable company, management is making changes with more focus on winning in the marketplace, business and individual performance/compensation versus just trying to cost-save its way to the next earnings report. Company is making good effort to improve diversity of leadership ranks. Despite the "con" listed below, company is still a good place to work and if you are a top performer you can write your own ticket regardless.

ConsCompany will bend over backwards to retain women, but doesn't care much about men. Men are tracked into "grunt work" assignments with high travel at staff or end up working in a plant in the middle of nowhere, or their careers don't advance or go backwards. Women have a lot more opportunity to be "picky" on their work assignments with a lot less penalty for wanting to manage work-life balance, location, travel requirements, etc.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Co-Op Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

ProsGiven full ownership of desk and roles

ConsTraining wasn't as extensive as it should be given the nature of the job

Advice to Senior ManagementLoved my management and my team,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great products, great people!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsPeople are fantastic. Values of the company align with my personal values. Excited to come to work everyday. Personal and professional development.

ConsChallenging business environment. Slow pace of product innovation. Decision making slowed by unclear decision rights.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A company on the rise again

Associate Director (Current Employee)
Neenah, WI (US)

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

ProsTransforming the organization to better compete and serve consumers. A great company from a work-life balance. Informal culture with dress code and open door policy with sr. executives.

ConsStill slow to decision making

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the troops

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A fun place with great people but big slow and bureaucratic

Lean Consultant (Current Employee)
Roswell, GA (US)

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

ProsEveryone makes a lot of great friends here and salaries are competitive in atl we just redid all our buildings with a cool modern look including an outdoor theme with an airstream trailer and deer on the conference room roof 2 buildings have freestyle coke machines and fancy latte cappuccino coffee machines. Benefits are decent icluding a 3% 401k match at 100% and then 2% at 50%. big company with many different sub businesses to explore and lots of free training you can do can wear jeans all the time but most don't lots of fun team building and chances for bonus at more senior individual contributor positions

ConsSlow bureaucratic company and largest amount of jobs are in Wisconsin or mills in the middle of nowhere although there are a few exceptions like atl most people think the grass is greener on the other side at kc only started bringing in outside people in the last 10 years in more significant numbers so not very good at onboarding we are a matrix organization with a lot of unwritten rules it can take a lot of time to acclimate also tend to be risk adverse and unlikely to be promoted in place need to change roles or departments

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and take actions that show your listening

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Machine Operator (Current Employee)
Mobile, AL (US)

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

ProsGood pay for the area

ConsNot paid according to skill set

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay for the machine operators

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company in Transition, Back to Good

Marketing (Former Employee)
Neenah, WI (US)

I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

ProsK-C brands are strong and products are high quality. Traditionally K-C has really nice people with solid Midwestern values and a caring culture. Excellent employer if you want to live in Wisconsin.

ConsLeaders have difficulty making decisions and taking risks which slows innovation and change leading to short term focus. Perpetual change among senior leaders over the past 5 years has hurt what was good about the company's culture to the core. Many great employees have left. As a result the caring culture is eroding.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be an exit survey to learn from employees who are leaving.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad, not great

Engineer II (Current Employee)

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

ProsDecent pay, challenging work, great healthcare plan

ConsWorst onboarding known to man, work-work balance not work life

Advice to Senior Managementactual act on employee sugestions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not what they appear to be

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

ProsFull relocation & Fair starting salary

Cons'Good Ole White Boy's Club'- they 'talk' diversity, but don't understand what diversity truly means. So, they don't 'walk' diversity.
Rather than be advocates for both employee and management development, HR runs around with brooms cleaning up messes that individuals who are inept at management, make on a daily basis.
Too many folks sitting in chairs of senior leadership that are not qualified to sit in those chairs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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