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

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.


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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


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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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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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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

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

My KC internship has developed my career and myself far beyond my expectations.


Uppers

I was given a challenging project with the resources, contacts, and support to be successful. I worked on a talented team that empowered me to do my best work. I had the opportunity to come to work and be engaged for the full 8 hours.


Downers

It was a little bit far from my university apartment.


Advice to Potential Interns

Kimberly-Clark values people. They want to know who you really are and help you grow. I was pleasantly surprised to find that such a successful company has such an open, collaborative, and empowering atmosphere. The schedule is flexible, and interns are trusted to get their 40 hours/week in whether at home or in the office, but I came to work everyday just to spend time with my incredible coworkers. KC should definitely be one of your top choices.


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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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