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"Great people, ok company"

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

I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

People are good to work with, problems focus on processes and not the people. Employees empowered and trusted to make decisions. Usually held accountable too.

Cons

Red tape, promotions based on who you know or how well liked and known you are by management. Currently a lot of consultants are giving some not so great advice and Sr mgmt is listening. Pay, career path, and business organization have lacked direction over the past several years.

Advice to Management

Middle management struggles between a dedicated workforce and the politics above. Small changes for the better have been good, but not enough. Having to say "yes" all the time or setting unrealistic goals isn't going to turn the company around.

Other Employee Reviews for Kimberly-Clark

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Too Much Nepotism, Using current economic climate to unjustly screw employees benefits / pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Barrow in Furness, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Team Member in Barrow in Furness, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary for locality compared to other major employers.
    Production Shift pattern gives plenty of time off. (144 shifts vs. 221 days off per annum)
    Private Health care scheme.
    Share purchase scheme with buy 2 get 1 free deal.
    Company Shop to purchase products cheaply.

    Cons

    Far too much nepotism going on. New workers employed not for their skills and competancy, but because of who they are related to, or are best friends with!
    HR awkward with no heart. Company sticks rigidly to rules but employees expected to be ultra flexible.
    Company using current economic climate as excuse to trim costs, have ruined the future defined benefit pension of many long term employees by capping annual rises, also coupled with below inflation pay rises for the past 3 years, and pay band freezes/downgrading.

    Advice to Management

    Use external assessors for recruitment selection to halt the nepostism / cronyism.
    Capping wage rises, Pay bands, and pension benefits, will only serve to cap the enthusiasm of the current employees.


  2. "One of the best companies I have ever worked for - brand driven but with people at the center."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart, caring people - strong business and marketing minds with a culture that is caring and compassionate.

    Cons

    Living in NE Wisconsin is not as exciting as New York, and the winters can be challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    We are 140 years old this year - we will only make another 140 if we continue to innovate and grow new brands, not just renovate and improve the current ones.

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