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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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for 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.  

    Good Company - Not a great location for young adults

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Intern

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience.

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    • 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
  7.  

    Good pay but no challenge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work across different teams and work collaboratively with others. Great support from more experienced employees. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Cons

    Instruction and roles were often undefined. Some tasks were repetitive and did not provide challenge. Communication between leadership and team members was not always effective, resulting in job duplication or gaps in work arising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss ways with team members to ensure they are stretched and challenged. Ensure that have a clear idea of their role and are able to review and assess progress and decisions with the leadership team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    great experience pleasant work environment

    Cons

    none that i have seen

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    innovative and entrepreneur-like Global company with a smaller organization feel, valueing employees and their famlies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    KC has a fast paced culture, one that believes in developing their employees, furthering them in their career path. A strong, stable organization that creates innovative products that make our lives easier. Products that you can be passionate about, a culture that cares about employees and their communities, both locally and internationally.

    Cons

    As with many larger organizations, can be restructurings that go on regulary. But that actually can be a good thing as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    does an overall great job in developing teams, listening to employees. Perhaps additional training or support in the beginning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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