Kimberly-Clark

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  1.  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Neenah, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great career development opportunity at KC.

    Cons

    Can have heavy workloads but it will not go unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Continuous Improvement Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator in Mobile, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Continuous Improvement Coordinator in Mobile, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent benefits and good pay

    Cons

    No longer offer pension plan to new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Great people and good work environment. The cross-function development program gives you the opportunity to experience other departments and shape your career

    Cons

    It's a challenging to be in a personal care company in Venezuela right now. More than half of the portofolio is under price control and there are many limitations with importations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    great incentives, nice work environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    a lots of meetings,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great marketing internship experience

    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve and a lot of exposure to the FMCG industry in which many marketing students would like to experience it
    - I was given quite a fair bit of freedom to do what I want and to provide suggestions to improve the brand while at the same time, receive guidance from my brand manager.
    - Get to meet with different agencies who work with us closely thus a good way of forming good networks with them
    - family oriented environment whereby everyone work closely with each other

    Cons

    I was just an intern so there was nothing bad about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Eventually, staffs may leave and the HR needs to go through rounds and rounds of interview. Think long-term rather than short-term by converting potential intern who show keen interest to work for the company. Their keen interest is not something that can be develop over a long time and that they are willing to stay long term for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    operations manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    develop people, care people,, safety standard, good benefit, clear objective, using erp system

    Cons

    sometimes had one man show style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more objective in assessing performance of the employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to innovate, very process driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Recognizable CPG brands, marketing structure, training classes, pay average yet good for area.

    Cons

    Excessively process oriented, strangles innovation. Marketing plans ahead in time, yet launches are not innovative enough, competition beats K-C every time with same or better products. Very passive-aggressive culture, do not know whom to trust in work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As focus has been bringing people from other CPG companies to K-C, need to weed out long-term marketing people since have old training process in place (those started as interns, ABMs). The old guard keeps growth stagnant, provides a negative work environment that is not focused on positive growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    WAS a great place to work . . .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reigate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Reigate, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    I have worked at this company for 23 years and for most of those years the culture was loyal to employees while expecting a great deal of commitment and personal sacrifice, especially in terms of relocation. The wages were good, the benefits were top rate, you were held accountable but, arguably, there were some HR administrative processes that lacked standard work and leadership accountability. But all in all, a great place to work

    Cons

    Over the past 10 years, everything has changed. Market based compensation has meant that very few individuals get an annual salary handling. Benefits have been consistently cut year after year. Organizational redesigns have occurred with regularity every 20 - 30 months which has slashed the management workforce. And yet, we have brought in legions and layers of management from the outside, especially among the Marketing, HR and ITS community. Long service employees with consistently strong performance records are simply moved out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and take stock of what we are doing to this culture. We all appreciate a $110 stock price, but no at the expense of the soul of the company. Put the ONE back into ONE K-C

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work-life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark

    Pros

    Offers flexibility in work schedules

    Cons

    Limited growth and promotional opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve new employee on-boarding

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people and culture, but volatile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Technical Work in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for...the culture is idealistic and visionary. Adequate pay and benefits and, in my case, they encourage creative problem solving. Excellent training opportunities. Beautiful office environments and support for remote knowledge workers. They appreciate hard work, but do not try to burn you out.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low compared to peer companies. They tend to have layoffs every 5-6 years ago which creates a depressing and fearful work environment for about a year. Forced ranking of employee performance, i.e. you can be "unacceptable" even if your boss says your're great and rates you as superior. To survive the rankings, you must be visible in a positive way with other managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a shareholder benefit focused big corporation that can be ruthless if you mismanage things. Better choice for managers and everyone: a B (benefit) corporation where shareholders, managers, workers and customers are equally valued.
    GET RID OF FORCED RANKINGS OF EMPLOYEES; you are now cutting out some muscle. Expect lawsuits if you continue forced rankings and a shift towards less group cooperation and more knife-in-the-back politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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