Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
480 Reviews
3.8
480 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 60 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 30 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 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    A company for the people...

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    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great cross function opportunities for fast CPG career development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Development Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Category Development Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Tools, professional development, great colleague, great brands.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow, conservative decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    HR Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A strong culture of high performance with very capable talent. Has made great strides in building and inviting diversity into organization, including at senior levels. Has transformed from an internally focused culture to one of market driven and customer driven.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very difficult to achieve especially as you rise in organization, although company strongly encourages balance. A bit of a paradox. Also a high relationship company where relationships truly matter to getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to demonstrate value for diverse thinking and become a company where millennials will want to work. Continue to growth employer brand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Operator in Ogden, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Operator in Ogden, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    KC really focuses on a safe work environment and has an excellent livewell program. There are many chances to get free product through safety drawings or safety milestones. There is usually some sort of livewell program going on to help improve your lifestyle. The schedule allows for days off during the week and allows you to have 3-4 days off each week in most cases (some overtime is required occasionally). There are a lot of opportunities to gain knowledge in different areas, but many jobs are temporary (then you go back to being an operator).

    Cons

    The schedule is rotating shifts which can get hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience, people

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great Place to work for Internship

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    • 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
  8.  

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

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    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
  9.  

    Truly fantastic company

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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Intern Experience

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    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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