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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
493 Reviews
3.7
493 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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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 30 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 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quit the outsourcing

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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

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great company culture with genuine people
    -Flexible work arrangements/work-life balance is good - 9x9 Schedule (every other Friday off), opportunity to buy a week of extra vacation (for one week's pay...)
    -Career Development - lot of opportunity for continued education and cross-functional career opportunities

    Cons

    -All roads lead to Neenah, WI - lots of turnover with younger employees
    -Annual merit raises are somewhat of a joke. Don't expect much unless you are senior leadership
    -Promotions are based on popularity rather than performance
    -Pay is average - market based compensation meaning positions are grouped into grade levels and each grade level has a minimum and maximum salary range

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Logistics Co-Op

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Co-op in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Co-op in Neenah, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    -Competitive hourly pay
    -Opportunity for 1.5x pay overtime
    -Entry-level responsibility
    -Significant education/experience

    Cons

    -Lack of structure in certain positions
    -A lot of meetings
    -Some "problem solving" is fruitless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure all positions have a good outline of responsibilities and lock down the training process further

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Its a great place to work to gain experience. But, its something that you can't move forward and ahead if you are a contractor. There is a lot of people that are willing to help you. There is a great attitude at the company. Management is flexible and open to most ideas.

    Cons

    Unless your in the union, your thoughts done really matter.There is little room to grow and advance if you are a contractor. A contractor has limited privileges. Many people are willing or ready to retire so there is going to be a lot of turnover for the next couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how important IT is to the company. Realize that a full-time IT person is vital to any company especially on site support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good values and basically a decent company with a few rotten apples

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Brighton, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great focus on personal development and plenty of learning opportunities.
    Brilliant benefits scheme

    Cons

    It is very difficult to move up and the company expects a lot compared to the salaries they offer.
    A lot of Machiavellians at the top, talking the talk but failing to grow with the company's values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more openings and roles which people can grow into

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Career rewarding experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Consultant in Fullerton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Consultant in Fullerton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working here has enabled me to grow in terms of experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    Work-life balance hasn't been well. I spend a lot of hours at work. On the plus side... my boss is pretty good about comp time. 60%ish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off on implimenting soo many software programs requiring daily attention. It doesn't allow people to work through their core work to 100% capbilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HR Leader

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A strong culture of high performance with very capable talent. Has made great strides in building and inviting diversity into organization, including at senior levels. Has transformed from an internally focused culture to one of market driven and customer driven.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very difficult to achieve especially as you rise in organization, although company strongly encourages balance. A bit of a paradox. Also a high relationship company where relationships truly matter to getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to demonstrate value for diverse thinking and become a company where millennials will want to work. Continue to growth employer brand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Ogden, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Operator in Ogden, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    KC really focuses on a safe work environment and has an excellent livewell program. There are many chances to get free product through safety drawings or safety milestones. There is usually some sort of livewell program going on to help improve your lifestyle. The schedule allows for days off during the week and allows you to have 3-4 days off each week in most cases (some overtime is required occasionally). There are a lot of opportunities to gain knowledge in different areas, but many jobs are temporary (then you go back to being an operator).

    Cons

    The schedule is rotating shifts which can get hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Layoffs Again?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products and some of the people I have worked with are terrific.
    Can be very challenging at times, but work/life balance does take a beating.

    Cons

    Company continues to downsize every 3 to 5 years making advancement impossible.
    Compensation continues to be below going rates and annual raises even for top performers can be at or below 2%.
    Keeps increasing employee health care costs every year which wipes out any merit raise.

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

    Too many changes...

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people are great for the most part, and the best part of working at K-C. Benefits are slightly above average.

    Cons

    The EU organisation has now merged with MEA into EMEA, and the workforce is being pushed to their limits. The great culture that had been part of K-C is being eroded as the business is under enormous pressure. This will start to effect the work-life balance that the company has been able to trade for mid-market salaries. Spend too much time fighting fires instead of pausing to fix a problem with something other than a short-term solution. the whole business seems to be making it up as they go along now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop restructuring, or next time handle it in much better fashion. 3 restructures in as many years have left the workforce overworked and unmotivated. Put a plan in place before jumping into something huge like a restructure or integration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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