Kimberly Clark Co-op/Intern Program

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4.5 of 5 stars

Kimberly-Clark offers a great opportunity for undertaking a real, meaningful internship project
Atlanta, GA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The amount of leeway and responsibility we were given. I was not only expected to come up with ideas or recommendations, but also to execute the recommendations before the end of my term.


Downers

Long drive from downtown ATL (40 minutes).


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't expect to be led by the hand; take initiative and you'll do great.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Great overall experience, with many opportunities and potential to grow as a person.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning technical skills while also learning about the company and business in general.


Downers

The lack of information going into the internship about the details of the job, the department, and where the office is even located.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take every opportunity given to you, never say no. The more you experience, the more you will learn, and the better off you will be in the future.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Always something to learn
Mobile, AL | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being close to home


Downers

Not being able to visit other mills


Advice to Potential Interns

It is easy to feel at home here because everyone is so friendly/helpful. Mill located only 1 hour from several beaches. This mill has alot of growing potential.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Real World Experience Ahead
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The ability to learn with a hands-on approach.


Downers

It can require some long days to achieve your goals/objectives.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to get exposure to high speed manufacturing equipment. You will also get some insight on how a global company operates.


Advice to Management

More engineering resources in specific departments. Lack of support engineers, leads to work overload.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Excellent company culture, caring and helpful people, boring work assignments and products
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Co-op/intern program is great. The number of co-ops/interns made making friends and organizing activities after work very easy. Mentor was very positive and helpful. Most people I worked with were friendly, helpful, and intelligent. Beautiful facilities. Work events with free food. Able to learn new computer skills. Given opportunity to lead a project.


Downers

Work is computer based data analysis, which was boring. Not enough chances to work with product or do exciting projects. Work assignments are typically not pre-planned due to the trouble-shooting nature of my position. I was not able to be put on much long-term project work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do not get placed in Life Cycle Maximization as a process engineer. Talk to your mentor/manager about what you want to accomplish. If your position is not interesting or challenging to you, ask for opportunities on other teams.


Advice to Management

The first week of the co-op, teach the co-ops about all the departments and roles at the location. Make sure they have the option of switching teams. Do not hire so many chemical engineers to be process engineers. Hire more industrial engineers to be process engineers. Offer a rotational program for full-time employees. Fire employees that are "coasting" for over a decade.


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4.5 of 5 stars

A really useful co-op experience
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Diversity of projects, actually doing engineering work and not just what my mentor doesn't have time to do. Having ownership of my projects and the ability to work at my own pace with my own ideas and not structured to one way of thinking


Downers

Near the end of summer some fulltime empolyees are tired of answer co-ops questions


Advice to Potential Interns

Come prepared to work hard because this isn't just a typical internship. You will be busy for 8-10 hours everyday doing real work and not just getting coffee for your boss


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4.4 of 5 stars

An internship with Kimberly-Clark provides valuable work experience, a great work environment and future opportunities.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

During my internship, my projects were all projects that full-time employees would've had to complete if I were not there. This was great because it meant I was working on tasks that I would if I were a full-time employee here and meant that I could get a feel for what it would be like working for KC permanently. Another great opportunity with KC is that co-ops usually get to travel to another KC location to see the differences of working in different places. Kimberly-Clark was also great at getting a variety of different projects for me to work on... meaning I wasn't working on the same thing day after day. One of the best (and most unexpected) aspects was the overall feel of the company as well. Even though KC is a larger company, they still retain the "small business" attitude in regards to treatment of employees (and employees treatment of each other), treatment of customers/consumers and quality/improvement of their products.


Downers

There is some lull time when it comes to getting information or getting approval from different people for a project. This can delay the project more often than not. There are also some "company required" meetings/training that don't necessarily apply to interns but are still required for interns to attend. Overall the cons of the internship were minor though in comparison to all the benefits from the experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

If your interested in a great networking opportunity Kimberly-Clark is the place. Everyone (from upper level management) is approachable and willing to speak with you. If you express interest in another department or location (across the world) it's very easy to speak with someone who can get you opportunities in those locations as well. Again, the variety of projects available exposes you to a lot of different potential future roles and helps you figure out what to do after college.


Advice to Management

Provided housing or housing/rent compensation would be very helpful and would definitely affect new/returning intern retention.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Good pay, great people, overall excellent experience.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

For me personally, the team that I was able to work with were extremely helpful and friendly and they vastly improved my overall work experience. The pay was also nice.


Downers

The onboarding process.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would work here given the opportunity and I would recommend anyone who is qualified to apply here. Kimberly Clark overall seems to be an employee oriented company.


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4.7 of 5 stars

Accurate experience in the manucafturing and converting industry.
Little Rock, AR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I greatly appreciated the operators taking initiative to help me out with various tasks.


Downers

I did not like that there was no quiet place or time to get to know the operators. However, this is a condition that engineers must learn to work with.


Advice to Potential Interns

An Engineering Co-Op term at Kimberly-Clark will get you real experience as an engineer in the manufacturing industry. That means you will work on projects, both short-term and long-term that improve the efficiency and quality of the existing processes. These processes not only involve the machinery but also the procedures which people carry out.

For Process Engineers: Know Microsoft Ecxel

For Mechanical Engineers: Know SolidWorks


Advice to Management

Keep improving. - I am confident that this term was better than the last and the next term will be better than this one.

Perhaps establish a company directory that is organized by plant and departments.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Interested in Career Development with a leading consumer brand company? Kimberly-Clark is the place for you!
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The Culture.


Downers

Didn't travel.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be open minded and willing to learn. I never stopped learning at KC!


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