Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program Internship

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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Adding Value to a Fortune 150 Company and gaining a worthwhile experience.


Uppers

Working with team, accesibility to senior level executives.


Downers

There was nothing about this internship I did not like.


Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know as many people as possible. Really understand the role they play in the organization and how their role impacts the company as a whole.


Advice to Management

N/A


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Engineering Education at its best


Uppers

Interaction with proffessionals, resources available to complete the job and training sessions


Downers

Not Applicable to my co-op experience


Advice to Potential Interns

The company is currently attempting to make upgrades so there is a lot of work to be done but that also means there is many learning opportunities.


Advice to Management

Employee retention could improve. Long term employees get a better chance of making an actual impact to the company.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Development and design experiance you cannot buy anywhere.


Uppers

Everyone is nice, flexible work hours, and many different things to work on. Saftey is very important.


Downers

That I had to share an office.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be willing to try new things get out there and be reconized.


Advice to Management

Be known by more people. The name is not known but the products are.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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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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


Would You Recommend

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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4.9 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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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

Student given opportunity to experience workplace and learn and grow as a professional!


Uppers

My internship has allowed me to experience what the actual work place will be like upon graduation. I have had the opportunity to learn to communicate with other professionals effectively and to grow as a member of the company. Having a mentor to answer questions and provide feedback has been tremendously useful. This experience has instilled confidence in me that I do have the abilities to contribute to my field. The hours are very flexible and the pay is great. The people are very nice and encouraging. For the most part I feel that the work is interesting and fairly challenging.


Downers

Because my internship has only been a few months, I don't feel that I really know what I'm doing yet. More time here would help me to understand the standards and policies of my company, and allow me to work more independently. For the most part I do feel that I am respected and treated as a full-time employee, but occasionally I don't feel like I'm being taken seriously.


Advice to Potential Interns

My coop experience has been a great opportunity to learn and grow in my field. Not only have I had the opportunity to contribute to the company and learn about the workplace, I have some great work experience and most likely a job offer. My company is very encouraging to coops, and I generally feel respected and important.


Advice to Management

It would have been helpful to have more of an understanding of the mill as a whole. I didn't ever know which projects were happening and who/what they involved. A more organized training of each person and the role they played would have been helpful.


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