Kimberly-Clark

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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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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.  

    Good experience, but given lots of drawing work.

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Co-op in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and opportunity, worked on one cool project. Enjoyed working with good people who were always willing to help with whatever I needed.

    Cons

    Lots of drawings and not much interesting work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been good to travel to a production facility and to work on less drawings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a decent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good choices of benefits for employees, many locations to choose from.

    Cons

    Many people hired as contingent, and difficult to move from that designation to employee. Sometimes, too automated and, thus, difficult for an employee to get responses to concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cluster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Company has not decided what exactly, they are looking to accomplish. You never feel secure, have no idea if there is going to be a job for you, and there are constant layoffs and restructuring. Additionally, no clear path for management, one day a director is in one role, the next day he is gone...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Transportation Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Company culture is very nice and able to connect with upper level management.

    Cons

    Neenah, Wisconsin is a small town and is not an ideal place to live if you are looking for bigger opportunities and more activities in a big city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mid-level management needs to become more aware of what their employees are working on and encountering throughout the months.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be family oriented company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hourly workforce has great people.

    Cons

    Limited benefits and advancement opportunities for middle management down. Cutting costs at expense of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to caring about your people, walk the walk and quit talking to talk. Your people will do more for the bottom line than all the cuts and consulting firms in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Rep

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    It's a fairly easy job - doesn't take a lot of mental effort, great co-workers, perks like a company car and flexible schedule. Great benefits.

    Cons

    It doesn't take much mental effort which is a bit repetitive, boring, and non-challenging. Dealing with distributors can be a bit of a challenge because of precedents already set in place. Training for field reps is poor, so a lot of trial by fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for field reps. One size does not fit all across the country -- each region has its quirks and needs. Structure comp/bonus structures to be more lucrative for sales team.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good, could be better.

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    Current Employee - Operator in Beech Island, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Operator in Beech Island, SC (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good pay. Benefits, good but were better in the past.

    Cons

    Not flexible with shift workers. You have to use vacation or "personal holidays" for any time off. No leaving a few minutes early to get to your child's game or church. HR/management is more worried about attendance than making people do their jobs. Show up on time and be safe is all that matters. No advancement for operators. Seniority means nothing anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Surveys haven't help change anything. Management integrity is still a problem. A new "program" will not fix that. KC needs another Darwin Smith. People use to be the most important assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work, but I wouldn't want to live there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with. Strong brands. Definitely a company on the rise.

    Cons

    Change has been rough on the employees. Less family than it used to be, but that seems to be the way of modern CPG. Location is tough as well. Great schools, and nice folk... but quite remote.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture and people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Research in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Research in Neenah, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Focus on talent development, improvement in senior management leadership and business results

    Cons

    Process oriented, delays in making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvement in last 5 years in senior management, corporate development and focus on talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Operations asset leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Leader in Beech Island, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Asset Leader in Beech Island, SC (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Teamwork and clear expectations. Good culture.

    Cons

    Slow moving, respond quicker to business needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quicker to respond to business needs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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