Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.3 440 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk

Tom Falk

(273 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Better off working for P&G

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) Reigate, England

    ProsPay, final salary pension scheme, company has a good reputation.

    ConsPoor bonus structure. Reigate not a great location, difficult to commute to, to expensive to live locally.Overly competitive employee environment, filled with clock watchers and point scorers. Most would rather work for P&G and the majority have tried and failed to gain a role with them. the employee contract comes with a 3 month notice period - which they made me work! Work / life balance is poor and not helped by the location, competitive environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open, develop more of a meritocracy - improve the bonus scheme.
    Go open plan - when i left there were more offices for managers than workspace for individual contributors!!

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    could be so much better

    Analyst (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsA good mix of people to work with & great brands.

    ConsOrganisation design and outsourcing handled very badly and then poorly implemented. Org redesign took too long to get anywhere, and apart from seeing fewer people doesn't actually seem to have improved anything.

    Advice to Senior Managementsell more - forget innovation & push deals to get brands into peoples homes every single week. our nappies are much better than the competitors - but the consumer doesn't make a choice in the shop based on this. pay to get nappies into hospitals & new parent bags every single time, push the advertising & brand building exercise everywhere. give products away to help - forget embossing puppies on a roll - just keep pushing a quality, reliable, use it all the time brand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    innovative and entrepreneur-like Global company with a smaller organization feel, valueing employees and their famlies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKC has a fast paced culture, one that believes in developing their employees, furthering them in their career path. A strong, stable organization that creates innovative products that make our lives easier. Products that you can be passionate about, a culture that cares about employees and their communities, both locally and internationally.

    ConsAs with many larger organizations, can be restructurings that go on regulary. But that actually can be a good thing as well.

    Advice to Senior Managementdoes an overall great job in developing teams, listening to employees. Perhaps additional training or support in the beginning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat experience pleasant work environment

    Consnone that i have seen

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    Great Company

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Roswell, GA (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Career growth opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDynamic and innovative culture and working with top notch people.

    ConsMay need to travel and/or relocate to get ahead. One large campus not in a large enough city.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance is appreciated but the further up you go the harder it is to achieve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kimberly-Clark has great brands, passionate people and prides itself on work-life balance.

    Senior Category Development Analyst (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsK-C has great brands and is respected in the CPG industry. They pay really well and we have access to a number of different tools to help us do our jobs. K-C really prides itself on work-life balance allowing employees to have flexible schedules or work locations.

    ConsAs with any company, if you don't want to relocate there may be limited opportunities for advancement in certain areas. Although they pay well up front, annual merit increases tend to be very minimal. Sometimes the amount of information and tools available can actually be overwhelming and difficult to sort through to find what you need.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensating us as ONE National team as opposed to individual teams would break down the collaboration barriers that we currently face. Individual customer teams are reluctant to share with others as they feel like they are in competition with them. My previous employer changed their compensation structure in this manner and after the first year of some discomfort everyone really began to come together as ONE team under the premise of ONE team, ONE number! We need to stop competing with ourselves and come together to compete with other companies!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An employer dedicated to building talent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKimberly-Clark has provided more than I could have asked for in terms of building my personal talent and giving me the opportunity to build the talent of those I work with. As an employer, Kimberly-Clark takes care of those employers who are willing to work hard. There is a definite sense of family in this company and its easy to see why one can have a lifetime of work and opportunities at Kimberly-Clark.

    ConsThe workplace is what you make of it: if you don't look for opportunities to grow, you won't find them. Some may see Kimberly-Clark as having an "old school" mentality because the company has been around for so long. The decor is dated in some offices and employees may feel uninspired by this. BUT...there is a big initiative around this issue and most people have the option of working remotely anyway!

    Advice to Senior ManagementAn individual development plan is not just another form to fill out. Encourage your team members to develop strong goals around education, exposure and experience. After doing so, help them feel empowered to reach those goals. You're only as strong as the team you lead, so build your capabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Neenah, WI (US)

    ProsKC has been a great company to learn about Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing and the interconnectedness of a global business. I have thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers, appreciate the relative work-life balance, commitment to employee wellness and strong ethical culture. The candid, supportive nature of my team has helped me improve as an employee and as a person giving me experience that I can apply outside of the work place as well. I can hardly think of a better company to begin my career with.

    ConsThe location is not always my favorite, but it certainly isn't bad if you like smaller towns. The current compensation structure tends to be encouraging a promote up or leave type culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpecting more and paying average does not always work well when trying to retain "top talent"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place where I can be myself.

    Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsKimberly-Clark is working to maintain a diverse workforce and ensure that people of all backgrounds and lifestyles are comfortable at work. I've always felt that the uniqueness that I bring to the table is accepted and valued.

    ConsAs with many large manufacturing companies, growing your career can sometimes require relocations outside of your comfort zone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing in employees who are currently in entry level roles. These sponsorships are what keep them invested in K-C and help inspire them to give more within their everyday roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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