Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 17 April, 2015
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Pros
  • KC allows for ample growth opportunities and encourages a healthy work-life balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • The Field Sales offices do not have as much work-life balance flexibility (in 15 reviews)

  • Too slow, awful performance management system, far too much bureaucracy (in 14 reviews)

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  1. It is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - possibility to grow in the company
    - salary
    - flexibility, working from home
    - great people to work with
    - great learning experience in general

    Cons

    - working with a distributor network may be challenging

  2. A company for the people...

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    major koodos for creating and embodying such a wonderful culture.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great cross function opportunities for fast CPG career development.

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    • Senior Management
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tools, professional development, great colleague, great brands.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow, conservative decision making.

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  5. Great people but you have to deal with the management maze

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    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the sharpest, most collaborative people I have ever worked with in my career. Because of its location, K-C generally pays well at the beginning. Great place to raise a family. In most cases, you'll be able to have a wide array of experiences to build your CPG portfolio with some of the world's leading brands.

    Cons

    A lack of any real dialogue between senior leadership and the managers who've been tasked to drive the businesses. Be smart about the salary you negotiate, because you could be locked into that pay grade for quite some time as merit increases are small and advancement opportunities are both cloudy and only available if you actively hunt them down (success won't find you). K-C also insists that you get customer experience to move up the Brand ladder, but be careful...not all customer experiences are the same or valued the same way (which nobody tells you until afterward).

    Advice to Management

    Be less of a slave to shareholders...the growth targets to boost stock price have become unreachable. Have a more defined path for job advancement...there's too much "boy's club" mentality of who you have to network with to get your career moving

  6. Compensation Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Comnensation Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Comnensation Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pays well, good work-life balance, pro-employee, strives to consistently be a "best place to work" globally, stable consumer-products industry

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions, many jobs are in non-metro areas, limited senior positions to move into

  7. Electrical Designer/Cad Operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Electrical Designer/CAD Operator in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Contractor - Electrical Designer/CAD Operator in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good to work for with no problems with other employees at that time.

    Cons

    Had to work long hours to get things done in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    A little more time to due the projects at hand, before handing another one to myself

  8. Sr Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Life work balance. Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    It is a fraternity and the PMO primarily concerns itself with $$$ versus overall success of a project

  9. KC Mexico was my first work experience after college and a very fulfilling one.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Mexico City (Mexico)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environement with excellent and motivated professionals

    Cons

    Company too traditional and slow to adopt new technologies or ways of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more of the KCC policies in Mexico

  10. Helpful (3)

    Brand Manager at KC

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

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, good people to work with, great area to raise a family

    Cons

    Rapid pace for decisions which causes quick changes to plans, people do not come first to leadership, very thrifty in brand investment

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time looking at the business long term

  11. Good company overall

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

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Clear top management vision
    - Good benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    - Lack of clear career paths

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