Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program

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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.


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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.


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4.6 of 5 stars

A real-world experience with great pay and networking with brilliant people
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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

K-C is the Number 1 MBA Internship Program
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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!


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Yes


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4.5 of 5 stars

A project based experience that heightened professionalism, and improved strategy skills.
Dallas, TX | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


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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4.5 of 5 stars

A variety of projects and tasks to create a well rounded full time prospect
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The team that I got to work with.


Downers

nothing really


Advice to Potential Interns

Strong company with a good work environment. Hours may be long occasionally but worth it in the long run


Advice to Management

Litterally a brighter work environment. The standard office dull colors and low lighting goes against productivity.


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4.6 of 5 stars

A Challenging Experience to Learn and Grow
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with, the projects I was assigned, the responsibility I was given, the opportunity to travel with my team, and the effort of multiple people to invest in me during my time here.


Downers

Not being able to spend more time with the co-ops.


Advice to Potential Interns

Kimberly Clark values it's co-op program more than most companies I have seen. They invest in you as if you were a real employee and want to give you opportunities to succeed, but more importantly want to see you grow in character, leadership, and as a professional. You will have real projects with real responsibility but with the support of your mentor, manager, team, the co-op community, as well as several other random people within the company. It is an experience not to be missed.


Advice to Management

More visibility from people higher in the company.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Kimberly-Clark offers students mentoring and technical skill development for accelerated career development
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working with all of the people at Kimberly-Clark was the best part. Everyone here is so flexible and ready to help! They genuinely care about you as an employee, as a person, and as a student trying to gain experience.


Downers

Sometimes while planning things a long way out I would need to find work to do to occupy my time as I waited. These "filler" projects were interesting but did not contribute to my overall objectives.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't focus on what you are doing as much as who you will be working with. The people are what make the job fun, not the work itself.


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4.6 of 5 stars

True to Life Process Engineering Co-op, Well worth the experience
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working on projects that were high priority for the machines' success, ownership of my projects, schedule flexibility, willingness of coworkers to teach and work with me, strong engineering mentorship relations


Downers

I became frustrated with certain individual's refusal to follow through, but that is common to every work place. I didn't have many "cons."


Advice to Potential Interns

Safety is king, you are expected to be safe and will be kept as safe as possible in the work place. There are both union and nonunion mills, if that is a concern to you. Kimberly-Clark is a fair employer, and the opportunity to move upward in management is there if you are ambitious.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Great Learning Experience
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

You get to work on a variety of projects, and there are a lot of other co-ops so there is always something to do.


Downers

There was a lot of training that was not neccessary.


Advice to Potential Interns

For electrical engineers, expect to do a lot of programming.


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