Kimberly-Clark

  www.kimberly-clark.com
  www.kimberly-clark.com

Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
475 Reviews
3.8
475 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
Tom Falk
285 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 60 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  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.  

    Well run organization overall from top to bottom. I recommend KC for a strong detailed orientated individual.

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow, places to see. KC has everything from Finance, IT, Production and others. They are not afraid to move you from one organization to another. I went from IT to Production Planning and loved it.

    Cons

    Still a bit of a "old boys" mentality in some organizations, however overall this is minimal. Tough to get in the door as well.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    KC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    good culture that i can believe in

    Cons

    lots of strategy changes and different direction

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    It was not a good experience at all no jod security there is a retrenchment almost every year been a victim.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the pay is notbad.

    Cons

    There is no growth for blacks they dnt promote/train internal staff they‘d rather recruit from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are motivated by growth within the company that encourages people to work harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Kimberly-Clark? Share Your Experiences

Kimberly-Clark

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.