Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
480 Reviews
3.8
480 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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287 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 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    Sounded great until change occurs.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, for the most part. Benefits are good (those that you are able to use).

    Cons

    Disorganization and constant change of direction resulted in shifting priorities, confusion, and no opportunities for professional development or growth within the company. Training received was of little value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is not shifting, Have middle management follow through with the "Culture" and practice what is preached. People talk a lot but never act or follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Products

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

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

    Pros

    They make good products that everybody needs. Flexibility of core hours and flexible work arrangements has increased over the last 5 years. They added bonuses to mid level employees and above, but that can make for tension with team members who are excluded from the bonus program. Fairly mature work processes.

    Cons

    Work load is often extremely heavy. Little investment in training and development. "Good ole boys network" can make it difficult to advance your career. Lots of project work on top of regular responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understand the work of your team so that you can provide leadership and coaching. Stop calibrating employees. It makes the workplace competitive instead of team oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company undergoing structural changes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    It is a Family oriented place

    Cons

    Short Term goals with frequent mid management changes

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7.  

    Personal Exp.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Sales in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    what differs Kimberly Clark than most of the companies in KSA is that Kimberly Clark respect its employees all the employees earn the same salary for the same position, KC is always investing in its employees as well.

    Cons

    getting to know the cycle of the company to know the key persons when you have an issue, some of the mangers are unaccountable as well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    Tax Department Intern

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    • 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
  10.  

    Company Culture at Kimberly Clark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager

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

    Pros

    Generally good people. The work is relatively well structured, which aligns with annual planning cycles. The marketing philosophy is very progressive (but not always scalable...see 'cons')

    Cons

    One of the most progressive approaches to marketing around...especially given the challenge of working in a low interest category. Marketing capabilities are patchy, which means it is not always easy to scale initiatives without building capabilities first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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