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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
459 Reviews
3.8
459 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 52 reviews)

  • There is a lot of great people to learn from (in 28 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Plant shutdown

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Company trains people to a very high level. When plant shutdown and we all had to move on we were well prepared to start in any company.

    Cons

    Knowing how well we all were prepared the company got a lot from us without paying us much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

  2.  

    Great opportunity for you to learn, but don't expect there to be much support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research CO-OP  in  Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Research CO-OP in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Got real experience solving an issue with a product to be marketed in 2015/2016.

    Cons

    People don't know what they want. Mentor/other stakeholders were so busy with their owned schedules that I didn't get the help I needed when I needed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what you need. Don't expect your co-ops to have all the solutions to your problems, especially when you don't help them grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator  in  Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - LAN Administrator in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for less than a 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
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    blame culture

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Offered a complete job content, i.e. no endless discussions

    Cons

    Blame culture, have taken the "honest feedback" too far

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay but no challenge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work across different teams and work collaboratively with others. Great support from more experienced employees. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Instruction and roles were often undefined. Some tasks were repetitive and did not provide challenge. Communication between leadership and team members was not always effective, resulting in job duplication or gaps in work arising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss ways with team members to ensure they are stretched and challenged. Ensure that have a clear idea of their role and are able to review and assess progress and decisions with the leadership team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not as good as you might think

    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    some of senior management seem reasonable.

    Cons

    Quality of peers aren't very good. Lacks market research. dependent on its success in the past.

  8.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Development
    Former Employee - Customer Development

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, field sales offices are smaller but great young people. great workplace to build professional skills and really understand the business

    Cons

    lack of information about program before hand,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Truly want you to learn and grow from the experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A company for the people...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    KC was the first company i worked for out of University. My original plan was to work there for 5 years and then diversify. When I got to five years, i couldn't think of a single reason to leave. It hires and retains great people. People who care about one another and the the brands we represent. There are plenty of opportunities to learn & grow, it values work-life balance, flexible work arrangements and most of all, it's people.

    Cons

    let's be honest, Mississauga isn't the most desirable location in Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    major koodos for creating and embodying such a wonderful culture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Chester, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Chester, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay is good'No raise for hard work

    Cons

    No time of your own. People are very mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to listen to complaints.

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

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved working. They really train their people in-depth. There are many opportunities for hands-on experiences and leadership.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to communicate cross-functionally at times. It can also seem a little unorganized at times as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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