Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
463 Reviews

3.8
463 Reviews
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Kimberly-Clark Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Falk
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287 Ratings

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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  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.  

    Good Company - Not a great location for young adults

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Inventory Analyst  in  Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Inventory Analyst in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is awesome. They treat their employees very well and pay is competitive, especially considering cost of living in the area. The people are mostly down to earth and the company encourages you to try new roles every 18 months, which keeps employees engaged and motivated.

    Cons

    Neenah, where most of the employees live or end up, is not a thriving area for young adults. This makes it difficult for the company to retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    A company for the people...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good company benefits are offered

    Cons

    Large company sometimes hard to be in loop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encouraged to promote flexibility.

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