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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
471 Reviews
3.8
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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 59 reviews)

  • Great people - good culture - people treat each other respectfully (in 29 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.  

    Tax Department Intern

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    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Department in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great accounting experience, and experience in a large corporation. Good networking opportunity. Trained me on how to use Visio.

    Cons

    Sometimes boring work- making copies, putting together binders, searching for files in the "vault". Sometimes no one would have anything for me to work on, but at the same time, if one of the accountants asked me about school or life, upper management would say that they're wasting company money as I'm paid by the hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider treating interns more like permanent employees. The extra respect will keep them working harder and more interested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company Culture at Kimberly Clark

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    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Marketing Communications Manager

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally good people. The work is relatively well structured, which aligns with annual planning cycles. The marketing philosophy is very progressive (but not always scalable...see 'cons')

    Cons

    One of the most progressive approaches to marketing around...especially given the challenge of working in a low interest category. Marketing capabilities are patchy, which means it is not always easy to scale initiatives without building capabilities first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Good work life balance there

    Cons

    Too muc politics at the top

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    was an engineering deigner

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Beech Island, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Beech Island, SC (US)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was working in a team atmosphere while given the freedom to work on my own

    Cons

    worked with many new inexperienced engineers that thought they new more than they did

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management was great....in fact I trained them in 3d modeling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Co-op

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Co-Op in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing. Everyone is very laid back and friendly. Kimberly-Clark is the best place I have worked so far. I would recommend the co-op to any college student looking to really learn skills that will launch them in their future career.

    Cons

    I have no cons. Overall it's a great place to work. Kimberly-Clark truly understands the value of "life-work balance".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great workplace

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    Former Employee - Intern in Roswell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Roswell, GA (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    KC encourages growth by providing cross-functional training to employees. Great corporate culture. Flexible time for employees. Encourages lateral moves with-in the company.

    Cons

    Many job roles are located in Wisconsin - some people may not want to make that move.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - China Human Resources Project Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - China Human Resources Project Lead in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People here are friendly and easy to work with; Family culture;

    Cons

    Lack of efficiency sometimes, without good meeting structure, management team tends to talk a lot and forget the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Growing company, supportive colleagues, compititive paya

    Cons

    Slow growth, promotions are rare, concentration of decision making power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute roles equally with equal importance irrespective of higherarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Category Manager
    Current Employee - Category Manager

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

    Pros

    Honest culture, flexibility with great work/life balance. Exposure to several cross functions of the company.

    Cons

    Travel budgets have been cut and I'd like the ability to see customers more and attend industry workshops.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with nice people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture for a large corporation. Employees are very nice and supportive of one another. 1/2 day summer Fridays are nice.

    Cons

    Very different feel across brands. One brand may do things one way while another brand may do the complete opposite. Hard to figure out what the company strategy is vs. individual brand strategy as a result.

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