Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program Internship

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4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (126 Intern Reviews)

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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great work environment, real and impactful projects, and an incredible learning opportunity


Uppers

The people I worked with were all so friendly, knowledgable, and willing to share their time and expertise with me. I got to work on real, impactful projects for KC. It wasn't your typical intern busy-work.


Downers

Paper products aren't the most interesting of consumer products. Even though my focus was on the manufacturing equipment, the fact that it all circled back to diapers or training pants made the work a bit less engaging.


Advice to Potential Interns

KC is a fantastic place to work period. It is an incredibly collaborative work environment where people not only care about improving the business but about improving the lives of every person who uses a Kimberly-Clark product. And no matter how high or low you are in the company, you know you are making significant contributions. Even as an intern people listened to my ideas and respected me as an engineer. KC also puts a lot of emphasis on helping its employees through the classes and seminars they offer and the huge emphasis they put on safety. There is also plenty of options to move around in the company whether it is to a different location, a different product line, or a totally different function of the business. You can stay within the company but still work on a huge variety of projects.


Advice to Management

An annual training for managers/mentors might be helpful. Often times its been a few years since a manager has had a co-op, or the management is simply not aware of recent changes to the co-op program, and it can be confusing for first-term co-ops when they hear conflicting messages from the HR staff and their managers.


Would You Recommend

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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Project based CO-OP within a team of engineers


Uppers

The location is relatively close to home and school. There are many other interns working at the same time so it is not hard to meet people here. Relaxed work place, no one gets on you for asking questions.


Downers

I would like to be more incorporated into the larger projects and not do so much of the beginners work all of the time. It is hard to stay awake during meetings when you are not involved with anything that is going on.


Advice to Potential Interns

Kimberly Clark is a great place to work if you are an outgoing person. The atmosphere around the office is excellent. It is not frowned upon to speak with managers or anyone of a higher seniority, and they are even helpful in preparing you to maybe one day take their position. This is not a cutthroat environment, which in turn also affects your ability to move up in the company quickly. To move up quickly you would need to accept moving from one state to another fairly often.


Advice to Management

It is talked about that Kimberly Clark has a very competitive starting salary, but as you stay with the company, you must be willing to move or you will not be able to move up into higher positions and that if you do not do this they are uncompetitive in raises. It would be nice to get this clarified or even just know who to speak with on this subject.


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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Good experience, culture, and work


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.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Holy Acronym


Uppers

Work/life balance, great people, summer hours, dress code, travel, events


Downers

Mornings, Redundancy


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard and ask questions. Everyone is willing to help


Advice to Management

I would love more money, but who doesn't. I really like my role and positiion. Training and onboarding could imporve


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Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A project based experience that heightened professionalism, and improved strategy skills.


Uppers

Quality of life, good salary, great people


Downers

There is no option to stay on through the school year.


Advice to Potential Interns

Read the 10K's.


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Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A real-world experience with great pay and networking with brilliant people


Uppers

-Flexible hours during Summer (and in general, from what I hear) -Very intelligent people that offer their knowlege from past experiences -Personally, my assignmnents/objectives related well to the engineering industry; real-world experience


Downers

-Traveling (some may find this a positive; I would prefer not to)


Advice to Potential Interns

As an intership, this offers a great experience to start a young career anywhere (based on my engineering co-op). Take everything seriously and professional, all the way from the initial interview to your final presentation. It appears the students who exceed are the ones who put every effort into their project possible. The ones who are average or below average do not take their projects seriously or professionally.


Advice to Management

-Communicate better with the co-ops between accepted offer after interview through the first week of work. At one point a few weeks before I started work here, I wasn't even sure if I still had a job (even though I accepted an offer) -Certain aspects of the position that I accepted were not true, some positive some negative; I believe some of this was due to personnel changes/shifts within the company. From the time I accepted the job offer until I started work, I had (3) manager changes. I think this also contributed to the miscommunication prior to starting work.


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

K-C is the Number 1 MBA Internship Program


Uppers

Flexibility, interesting assignments, opportunities to meet people throughout the company, travel opportunities, and all-around great people


Downers

I am not a huge fan of the location that I was placed in; however, there are opportunities to work in other locations upon graduation


Advice to Potential Interns

I thought this was a fantastic program, and recommend it to any potential interns who are interested in learning and working hard.


Advice to Management

Everything was perfect!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Solving Real Engineering Problems While Still Learning New Skills And Techniques


Uppers

The flexibility of works hours, and getting whatever help you need


Downers

Sometimes communication can be slow


Advice to Potential Interns

You get what you put in. If you desire more challenging work there is always more that can be done.


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Enriching Experience to Propel You Into a Future Career


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.


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4.7 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Gaining Knowledge through Sales Analysis at Kimberly-Clark


Uppers

Analytical work Retail visits Problem Solving and Value Added Work


Downers

Confusion with travel arrangements and housing Learning curve on Nitro training


Advice to Potential Interns

Network with everyone possible within your sales office Take the time to really understand the databases during training because they are a big part of your individual projects Really try to figure out how you can apply class work to your experience Ask questions See how your work can be value-added work


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