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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company made up of great people

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

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

    Pros

    - Helped achieve my personal goals. Ex: When I had a personal family issue come up, they worked with me on finding a role in the location where I needed to be at that time.
    - One KC Behaviors align with my own values. This makes it a lot easier to get along with coworkers and to also deliver results more effectively.
    - Fun coworkers & a casual work environment (can wear jeans everyday as long as you're not meeting with a customer).
    - Great leaders who are passionate and insightful.
    - Leadership encourages leveraging your strengths and continually improving your skills and capabilities.
    - Development options for employees: Mentoring, Reverse Mentoring, training, special interest groups, performance development plans connected into objectives.

    Cons

    - I would love KC to be even more progressive with their employees. The new work generation demands less boundaries, so be open to more employees working remote, working in non-standard locations, etc. Great strides have been made so far, so don't be afraid to push the envelope even more.
    - Sometimes big companies can bring about more complexity or more red tape. Keep it simple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay connected to the various levels of the organization, and feel free to share throughout the organization what's going on at your level.

    Recommends
  2. 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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    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
  3.  

    Kimberly-Clark has great brands, passionate people and prides itself on work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Category Development Analyst  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Category Development Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    K-C has great brands and is respected in the CPG industry. They pay really well and we have access to a number of different tools to help us do our jobs. K-C really prides itself on work-life balance allowing employees to have flexible schedules or work locations.

    Cons

    As with any company, if you don't want to relocate there may be limited opportunities for advancement in certain areas. Although they pay well up front, annual merit increases tend to be very minimal. Sometimes the amount of information and tools available can actually be overwhelming and difficult to sort through to find what you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensating us as ONE National team as opposed to individual teams would break down the collaboration barriers that we currently face. Individual customer teams are reluctant to share with others as they feel like they are in competition with them. My previous employer changed their compensation structure in this manner and after the first year of some discomfort everyone really began to come together as ONE team under the premise of ONE team, ONE number! We need to stop competing with ourselves and come together to compete with other companies!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people, interesting work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    KC has been a great company to learn about Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing and the interconnectedness of a global business. I have thoroughly enjoyed my co-workers, appreciate the relative work-life balance, commitment to employee wellness and strong ethical culture. The candid, supportive nature of my team has helped me improve as an employee and as a person giving me experience that I can apply outside of the work place as well. I can hardly think of a better company to begin my career with.

    Cons

    The location is not always my favorite, but it certainly isn't bad if you like smaller towns. The current compensation structure tends to be encouraging a promote up or leave type culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expecting more and paying average does not always work well when trying to retain "top talent"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Caring company, limited career progression opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company offers flexible working along with a generous holiday entitlement, allowing for an excellent work-life balance. Above average compensation is offered throughout most departments and the company diversity policy makes for a comfortable workplace.

    Cons

    Resources (the employees) are stretched particularly thin meaning that everyday can become a constant battle to keep on top of the workload. A real lack of career opportunities for most employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    KC is a great place to work. It's a solid company, and work life balance is prioritized.

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    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Current Employee - Category Manager

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Good solid company in a relatively stable industry. I work with great people who treat each other with respect, have good communication, and are really nice. Benefits are great, family is a core value. New leadership has been helpful to drive new ideas.

    Cons

    Sometimes process gets in the way of progress. Multiple people in many departments can be working on the same thing without knowing other's work. Communication between departments could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive new and innovative thought to drive business!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work with many opportunities for growth!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Allow opportunities for cross-functional promotions in order to become a well rounded business leader

    Cons

    Seniors leaders have been coming and going too often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to advance your skills and move around the country.

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

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

    Pros

    Strong market share with iconic products gives you a feeling of success. You are well-respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Difficult to react quickly to customer needs due to amount of red-tape at corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers accountable for the success of their team. Calibration is demoralizing and unfair due to the forced ratings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer  in  Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in Neenah, WI (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    diversity, many internal opportunities, great people

    Cons

    location, bureaucratic, slow, averse to risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Roswell, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Roswell, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    very good culture at KC

    Cons

    can get pigeon holed in one function

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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