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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
471 Reviews
3.8
471 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 59 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Caring company, limited career progression opportunities

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers flexible working along with a generous holiday entitlement, allowing for an excellent work-life balance. Above average compensation is offered throughout most departments and the company diversity policy makes for a comfortable workplace.

    Cons

    Resources (the employees) are stretched particularly thin meaning that everyday can become a constant battle to keep on top of the workload. A real lack of career opportunities for most employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay but no challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Brighton, England

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've had good experiences. Although long term opportunities look very sparse as they are continually shrinking their organisational structure.

    Cons

    More focus on management systems, rather than focusing on getting things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    One stress after another

    • 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

    Pros

    Salary is ok, holiday entitlement is alright, colleagues are by and large ok (helps you to survive in that awful environment)

    Cons

    Employees stretched way too thinly, inept management at all levels, too much reliance on cost saving to make money and a tremendous lack of product innovation. This is hardly an exciting company at the forefront of things. Way too cautious until it decides on the next round of redundancies. Seems very reactive as opposed to proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold - follow your own 'one KC behaviours' :)

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

    Good old fashion values, not so exciting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Reigate, England
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Reigate, England

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and respectful atmosphere. Genuinely good working conditions and benefits. Good company brand for CV

    Cons

    Low salaries in middle management positions. No clear development path unless you came from graduate program. No innovation . Always under cost saving programs. European business constantly shrinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk concerning career development and market based compensation . Innovation means investment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great company with a vision to exceed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Flint, Wales
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Flint, Wales

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trained in all aspects of my job, Bosses listen to workers ! and are approachable. I am with this company as an agency worker for over 2 years, they have treated me very well. benefits would to be employed by this company.

    Cons

    None, but continues improvement is key in all industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see not only to sustain, but to grow from management, this gives workers like me confidence that this job is for life and future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ok

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good place to work i enjoyed it

    Cons

    none i can remember at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Tries hard but business model broken

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and development
    Looks to promote based on skill and capability
    Recognises top performers

    Cons

    Business model needs fixing especially in consumer
    Some leaders are more worried about
    There future than there staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better leaders

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, career progression good if your face fits

    Cons

    Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make faster decisions and empower your staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too Much Nepotism, Using current economic climate to unjustly screw employees benefits / pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Barrow in Furness, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Barrow in Furness, England

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for locality compared to other major employers.
    Production Shift pattern gives plenty of time off. (144 shifts vs. 221 days off per annum)
    Private Health care scheme.
    Share purchase scheme with buy 2 get 1 free deal.
    Company Shop to purchase products cheaply.

    Cons

    Far too much nepotism going on. New workers employed not for their skills and competancy, but because of who they are related to, or are best friends with!
    HR awkward with no heart. Company sticks rigidly to rules but employees expected to be ultra flexible.
    Company using current economic climate as excuse to trim costs, have ruined the future defined benefit pension of many long term employees by capping annual rises, also coupled with below inflation pay rises for the past 3 years, and pay band freezes/downgrading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use external assessors for recruitment selection to halt the nepostism / cronyism.
    Capping wage rises, Pay bands, and pension benefits, will only serve to cap the enthusiasm of the current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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