Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program Internship

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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Getting to see the my studies come to life. I was able to learn how everything in courses applies in a real setting.


Uppers

The people I work with are great. They are very helpful, professional, and knowledgable. The converting department also provides challenges that pushed me to be creative in my solutions or setting up an experiment. Also, the tasks I was assigned were meaningful. They were important to the converting team, and I was consistently in the loop with things happening in the department.


Downers

Being a summer term, I did not really have enough time to make more of an impact. It took almost a month to learn the department and how each line works. In the last few weeks, I was able to more to give good feedback to my team.


Advice to Potential Interns

A candidate should come prepared to do anything with my employer. There are so many different sectors to Kimberly-Clark that a lot of opportunity is available. Also, be prepared to work on something meanignful.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great culture and great experience


Uppers

The culture and people in the company are great to work with. You get real life work experience.


Downers

All the 8 hour long training classes


Advice to Potential Interns

Dont be afraid to share your ideas and ask questions.


Advice to Management

Many of the training classes are very long with no hands on experience which makes it hard to retain information. This is one thing that should be changes so people get more out of the training sessions.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A great opportunity with meaningful experience and a extremely pleasant workspace


Uppers

I am currently a new intern, but so far the best aspects are the projects I am looking forward to completing along with the people that are around to mentor and have great experience.


Downers

I am currently a new intern, so I have no cons to report at this time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Advice so far would be to build strong relationships with your mentors.


Advice to Management

I have no advice for the management currently.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Exciting research and development opportunity.


Uppers

Working with a bright team that is also very welcoming and fun to work with.


Downers

The other co-ops I started with left at the end of summer. Would have like to work with them during my entire term.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be outgoing and get involved with different aspects of the company and the community.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Resourceful Opportunities: Networking at its Best


Uppers

Hands on experience Fast-paced environment Helpful, outgoing collegues


Downers

I have had little to no issues with this work experience


Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself. KC values honest employees who are confident in theirself.


Advice to Management

Better on-boarding organization-- a checklist of specific items to complete and bring in would have been very helpful


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Excellent learning opportunity


Uppers

Career development, learning, networking


Downers

Housing situation


Advice to Potential Interns

Fantastic work-life balance. Supportive and nurturing environment


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Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Student Gains Invaluable Experience and Knowledge While Enjoying Himself and Networking Effectively


Uppers

The people are very nice and helpful and have made it very comfortable for me in such a learning/working environment. I am also challenged appropriately in my work objectives.


Downers

The first week has been a little stagnant because of the trainings and lack of actual work that I have had to do. This is probably due to the onboarding process and not actually the fault of the company or its employees.


Advice to Potential Interns

Join this company. It is a great experience. I am getting the opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an industry that I never would have without working for Kimberly Clark. Everyone is very nice and helpful. They have a great Co-op community who generally gather socially very frequently. I am also getting the opportunity to travel on my first assignment which seems like an incredible opportunity.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Kimberly Clark provided stellar training through their internship program at the mill for mechanical engineers


Uppers

I had the priveldge of working on a team that really cared about me and took me in as their own. They treated me like a full time hire, but understood that there were tasks that I couldn't/didn't know how to do and aided me in that. My team leader was fully invested in building my talent but trusted me enough to allow me to work on my projects without hovering. We had monthly one on ones that gave me project feedback and areas where I should check and adjust my work load so I always knew where I was as far as expections and performance. The senior manager and mill manager were also always avaliable for questions or just to catch up on how the day was going. I alwasy enjoyed coming to work. The work I am doing is meaningful and will actually make a difference for Kimberly-Clark which also made the job fullfilling.


Downers

Working with all males sometimes put me into situations that were the worst part of my internship. One of the other coops was very disrespectful to me because I was a woman in a male dominated field so I was always uncomfortable around him. Thankfully although we were in the same department, I did not work with him often.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you were coming to my location, I would suggest living with a full time hire who is willing to rent out a room to you. Otherwise, it is very expensive.


Advice to Management

I have two suggestions: provide housing options for the coops. My brother cooped with a company who owned a housing complex and rented out to the coops through payroll deductions. And secondly, lay out how overtime pay is expected to work. I work a lot of overtime because I have projects to work on, but I am always unsure of what the policy on it is.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Highly recommended opportunity for anyone interested in personal care products


Uppers

The culture is great and relaxed, the pay is competitive, and they really take care of their co-ops and interns. I've done this summer internship twice and both my mentors have been very supportive. There are lots of co-op activities for anyone that wants to go out and get involved and have fun. Once you're in the co-op program, as long as you don't slack off, it seems pretty easy to get a job if you want it.


Downers

The only thing I didn't like about this term was that my project wasn't technically challenging in the ways I'm looking for. It was difficult and a little frustrating because what I was asked to study doesn't have reliable ways to quantitatively measure it because of how variable it is. But chemical engineering knowledge didn't help me. The only skills I used were basic problem solving skills, basic data analysis skills, and Microsoft Excel skills.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're a chemical engineer, you might be able to use most of the stuff you spent years learning in school. I think electrical and mechanical engineers probably get a better experience that way. But if that doesn't bother you, then I highly recommend interning/working here. It's a stable company with lots of opportunities, competitive pay, and a great culture.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

KC FAMILY HELP GROW CONFIDENCE, WORK ETHIC, PERSONAL SKILLS AND TECHNICAL SKILL FOR ME CO-OP TO DO ANYTHING


Uppers

The environment with all coworkers was inviting and welcoming. Everyone was willing to take their time with me to help ensure I understood everything I needed to. Never once did I feel alone in my process here.


Downers

For me it was the distance from home, which was 1700 miles away, just because I am very close to family. I do not regret moving though because it was the best opportunity I have had in my field for what I want to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

Put yourself out there and pusk yourself. Mistakes are the best way to learn, so be willing to fail from time to time. This is how you continue to develop. Never be too cautious and take calculated risks.


Advice to Management

Finding housing was hard because of the area, so having some kind of setup housing or more help to locate housing would be helpful.


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