Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
476 Reviews
3.8
476 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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285 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 60 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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  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 (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 Place to work for Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Had projects ready for you upon starting
    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Focused on interns more at corporate office than in mills

    Recommends
  7.  

    Well run organization overall from top to bottom. I recommend KC for a strong detailed orientated individual.

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow, places to see. KC has everything from Finance, IT, Production and others. They are not afraid to move you from one organization to another. I went from IT to Production Planning and loved it.

    Cons

    Still a bit of a "old boys" mentality in some organizations, however overall this is minimal. Tough to get in the door as well.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Truly fantastic company

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern

    Pros

    They very much value their employees and are actively working to make it a positive and innovative environment. Very much promoted work life balance.

    Cons

    Decision making can take awhile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    KC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    good culture that i can believe in

    Cons

    lots of strategy changes and different direction

  10.  

    Amazing experience, people

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

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

    Pros

    People were really friendly, great consumer-product goods company, high value and volume, and work-life balance was amazing with summer hours. Compensation was in line with what was expected. Great boss, lots of opportunities! Very results driven, learned a lot in my time here, great manager.

    Cons

    May be overlooked because the organization is so big. Wasn't sure about inner promotion, seemed to favor hiring from the outside for upper-level positions. Ultimately though, nothing too bad. Very very structured in terms of departments and processes seem to be standardized for the most part, not too much innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Kimberly-Clark was wonderful to work at! Great company culture, great work life balance, lots of ways to get involved within the company. The main KC office in Neenah, WI was beautiful and had a cafeteria, gym, intramural sports, and lots of activities. KC really seems to care about it's employees and the employees really seem to care about each other.

    Cons

    KC has some of the same negative aspects as all large companies--there was a lot of things that had to be done every month or so that didn't really relate to the project such as safety training and reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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