Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program

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5.0 of 5 stars

Exciting research and development opportunity.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Kimberly Clark provided stellar training through their internship program at the mill for mechanical engineers
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

Highly recommended opportunity for anyone interested in personal care products
Milwaukee, WI | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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

Excellent learning opportunity
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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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4.5 of 5 stars

Gaining an insight into the customer development division of Kimberly-Clark
Minneapolis, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Taking ownership of a project and completing value-added work for the company


Downers

Not have a dailyrole for the team, but instead working on a project


Advice to Potential Interns

KC has an amazing company culture and this opportunity provides wonderful experience that allows an intern to add value to a multi-billion dollar company


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Good experience, culture, and work
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Opportunities to travel and general supportive K-C culture


Downers

There seems to be a lot of variability with quality of mentors. Some people get lucky with great mentors and teams while others do not. I also didn't love the work I was doing this summer.


Advice to Potential Interns

^ this question is phrased confusingly.



I would recommend that they work with K-C because it's a great company and they give you valuable work experience.


Advice to Management

There is a discrepancy with overtime - some interns get as much overtime as they want, while others need to work overtime but aren't allowed to take credit for it.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

Learning how to launch promotion specific to retailer
Chicago, IL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Focus on our individual growth


Downers

I liked that the majority of the program was focused on our project. I thought the first week of introduction was a little crammed/overwhelming.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be personable and confident and show that you're working hard.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

Opportunity to get experience doing actual engineering work in the field of Controls. Company has great CO-OP program.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Laid back, cheap apartment, manager and mentor were both helpful, pay was middle of the road but still a positive.


Downers

Lots of red tape to jump through to get anything done. The town is very small with very little to do outside of work.


Advice to Potential Interns

KC values strong working relationships. Knowing people will help you get work done faster.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

How Produtive and Efficient Can a process be while ensuring safety to be our first priority.
Paris | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The Culture of K-C made my time went so fast.


Downers

How interns dosent get every other fridays off. ( As compared to other full time engineers)


Advice to Potential Interns

Must be well spoken.


Advice to Management

Diversity.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

Enriching Experience to Propel You Into a Future Career
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The freedom to drive your projects in a directions that you saw fit. While mentoring is provided by your superiors, they provide you with projects that require critical thinking that really challenge you and causes you to grow professionally.


Downers

Onboarding process could be imrpoved, especially with housing arrangements.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ensure constant contact with recruiter - they are great resources to getting housing and ensuring a smooth onboaring process. Make sure to really listen to everyone you network with and network OFTEN. Working for KC will open numerous doors for you.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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