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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
464 Reviews
3.8
464 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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282 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 55 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.  

    Good company that could use more proactive management

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England

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

    Pros

    KC has a nice work environment and there are plenty of career opportunities if you are willing to go the extra mile and work hard. Very good training system and my experience has been that as ling as you are exceeding expectations with performance then the company is willing to invest in further developing people - for ex support with further education or flexible working.

    Cons

    Especially for the top performers pay doesn't reflect this therefore people don't feel rewarded enough which can be demotivatibg and sometimes KC is missing out on people that would otherwise be very passionate about their work and could be of great benefit to the company in the future. Management talks a lot about quick decisions and taking risk however they are slow in reacting to their team's concerns or doing something about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promise less and action more, also ensure the pay reflects one's performance as the MBC doesn't reflect this at the moment and plans to put things right are not visible if they exist.

  2.  

    Better than most but not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reigate, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reigate, England

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Intelligent and collaborative colleagues. Invests a lot in employee training. Well developed processes and structure to learn a manufacturing business inside out. Cross-functional moves encouraged. Transparent compensation structure with almost no ambiguity on things like year end bonus.

    Cons

    Business under immense pressure so company trying to shrink its way to success. Flat structure with limited opportunities for career advancement within European Consumer division. Lean structure that means most personnel severely overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of comfort zone to focus on value adding M&A. Shrinking existing business albeit for right reasons is not a sustainable strategy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Better off working for P&G

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Reigate, England
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reigate, England

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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!!

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    could be so much better

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Organisation 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 ManagementAdvice

    sell 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    Process Engineering Co-op

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

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

    Pros

    KC has a great work-life balance. Even as an intern you can take time off if needed. The compensation is average for engineering interns. I performed a lot of meaningful projects which had clear impact on the business. I would defiantly recommend working as a Co-op for them

    Cons

    I had some issues with the HR department between my two co-op terms. Took a long time to receive an offer and only happened when I received an offer from another company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR department could do a better job of giving out offers in a timely manner as well as communicating with previous Co-ops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic learning experience and innovative work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&E  in  Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - R&E in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, people are fun to work with, and the work is engaging and interesing

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Have to be dedicated to meeting long-term goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect more with team members. Be more personal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Co-op

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing. Everyone is very laid back and friendly. Kimberly-Clark is the best place I have worked so far. I would recommend the co-op to any college student looking to really learn skills that will launch them in their future career.

    Cons

    I have no cons. Overall it's a great place to work. Kimberly-Clark truly understands the value of "life-work balance".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    was an engineering deigner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Beech Island, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Beech Island, SC (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Was working in a team atmosphere while given the freedom to work on my own

    Cons

    worked with many new inexperienced engineers that thought they new more than they did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was great....in fact I trained them in 3d modeling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    KC encourages growth by providing cross-functional training to employees. Great corporate culture. Flexible time for employees. Encourages lateral moves with-in the company.

    Cons

    Many job roles are located in Wisconsin - some people may not want to make that move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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