Work could have its pressures or it can best very joyfull
2% of the day pending on Facility Calendar Scheduled Meetings increase to
10% • Attending daily production meeting
• Meeting feedback session on previous day:
4. Centerlining (Process control program for productivity, quality, improvements, raw materials)
• Bi weekly meeting with supplier (Raw materials)
• If meeting been scheduled on Monthly Calendar
30% of the day • This is marketing related
1. Trails on new products
2. Raw material trials (process inputs)
3. Lease with internal and external customers
45% of the day • Finish Product improvements
2. Customer complaint investigation and feedback
3. Capability study pre-determine to an asset for the month
4. Analyzing process outputs in terms of machine speeds and product converted for improvement
5. Lease with other KCC groups on best practices
6. Implementation of plans of monthly plans on capability study
7. Manage packaging projects
10% of day • Track usage on product (concern – investigated)
• Implement Waste reduction plans when pre-determined
5% of day • This is continuous process improvement program (supervise program in department)
5% of day • Investigating causes of defects and feedback on prevention of recurrence
Learning and Development Analyst | Gauteng | 02 May 2014
Rapidly growing business with career advancement opportunities
Core - Provide ongoing customer service and support on a daily basis. Coordinate all learning interventions as per the agreed training plan. Ensure Compliance to statutory and leagl compliance - OHS act & SETA's
Coaching employees on Career Development or any business related challenge.
Project Manage Training plans - National & International
Organisational Development - Lead a commitee of 8 staff on Company's Culture Change Journey.
What have I learned:
Strategic Thinking and Problem solving
Management - Supportive towards Learning & Development
Co-Worker - eager to learn and use opportunities to better trheir current knowledge and skills. A divers group of people.
Delayed decison making - Direct Line Manager in Jhb - impact on departmental effectiveness.
Mostly enjoy when a staff member completes a qualification and or is promoted and I played an instrumental part in his/her development. Organsational development - Current Culture Change Journey - to see how a large group of people forms 1 team, 1 vision and 1 goal.
As a MOP Operator (Main Operating Panel) you are the first line supervisor and quality auditor of your team consisting of at least 4 other operators in different sections of a large high-speed machine.
You will ensure that downtime and waste is minimized while keeping quality in spec by continuously phasing the product through various software programs and making use of multiple high-speed cameras on the line.
Communication is a constant and is key to coordinating the team via radio headsets which everyone carries.
Targets increase yearly but generally are 60min max downtime, 1,4% max waste and 0% quality rejects after leaving the production area.
Continuous improvement is a major factor in this company and you will always be pushed to achieve more than you did the day before.
ProsSubsidized lunch, transport, medical aid, provident fund, school fees and personal studies. 1 month paternity leave, 3 months maternity leave, monthly employee recognition, unionized.
Cons12hr continental shift, annual leave is hard earned, company does not close for the season or holidays
A typical day for me is to download all orders that came after knock off time the previous day-arrange them according to their delivery dates. Start processing orders check pricing line by line if there is a price discrepancy I would send an email to our pricing department to get the price amended according to the system price- reply to the customer with the reference number inform them about out of stocks if there is any and also give them the delivery date.
I have learned to take on more responsibility and to work well without any supervision-to accountable for my errors-and to make quick decision with minimal escalation.
Management was good but according to me they where squandering money hence the retrenchment.
Co-workers where good
The hardest part was when we did not have enough stock and our customers had specials.
The most enjoyable part of the job was when we could satisfy all our customers.
ProsSubsidy on lunches, stationery money for our kids
Fast paced environment, always changing, high focus on development and safety.
Realtime production figures shown on large screens throughout the factory. (OEE, MD/hr, Waste %, Delay %)
Teams of five Operators (one being the main operator) with different sections and one Shift Process Technician per asset.
Not a very physical job but you tend to be on your feet throughout the day checking, prepping raw materials and applying them onto the machine, preventing possible delay issues, etc.
Operators relieve each other on three breaks per shift.
Handover meeting at the start of shifts to discuss the incoming issues re production and plan for the shift ahead.
It's very competitive and rewarding at the end of the day when your team is leading on results.
ProsSubsidised Medical Aid 50%, Provident fund 9.11%, UIF, subsidised transport 50%, Staff Meal 50%, Staff products discount over 50%, recognition awards monthly.
Cons12hr shifts and two weekends per month on 3 day on/off pattern.
I was enrolled with unisa for a Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology, my day at work was divided into two parts. 70 to 30 % ratio of working hours, from 8 to 2 I was working and learning the process, and 2 to 4:30 was commited to my studies.
I learned to operated automated machines, fork and clamp truck driving, and the relevance of commitment.
Management was good. I reported to our Trainign officer, but was placed under the watch and instruction of the floor and shift manager. there two other process leaners who were there a year before me. They helped me understand and grow as far as knowledge was concerned.
The hardest part of the job was when we had to cut big roll of tissue paper using hand blade until the core. It made the hand sore and was very tiring.
Everyone was kind for me, and most enjayble was when I passed my fork truck driving lessons, machine operation evaluation and when I could be left alone to do the work
I've worked at quite a few places. I can honestly say that Kimberly-Clark is one of the better companies out there. There are many well-thought-out structures and policies in place that aim at making everyone's work experience as pleasant and fulfilling as possible. It's by no means perfect, but it's very reassuring (to me at least) that the majority of staff are always striving for improvement. The company really tries to create a sense of belonging for everyone. It's a high-priced production environment so everyone is usually busy. There are some slower days but there are enough extra optional tasks to do to avoid the day dragging by. Most of the staff are pretty helpful when it comes to coaching new employees (locally and globally).
ProsGood salary, benefits, subsidized lunch at canteen, lots of interesting projects, striving culture, growth and development is prioritized.
In the morning I would set off to call on my customers, having made appointments the previous day or on Friday, which was the planning day.
During my time with KC, I learned how to deal with customers, how to handle irate customers. I learned how to handle the pressure of a sales environment and absolutely enjoyed dealing with customers and satisfying their needs.
The job also taught me self confidence and not to take the rejection of the call/business personally. We worked in a team of 3 sales people with our manager as the 4th. We were a close knit team, we shared our strategies, our successes and helped each other with our failures as well.
The hardest part of the job was not being able to fulfil my customers needs all the time, sometimes due to out-of-stock issues.
I enjoyed going out and meeting customers as well as learning about the different applications of my products.
To meet or exceed budgeted sales targets, by managing a defined portfolio of selected distributors and branches.
I loved the meeting of people of various companies, to make sure that their orders and interests are looked after. Introduce my customers to new products, educating and demonstrating the products.
Enjoyed the hospital, hotels and distributors environments, where a lot of my core business was. The environments were very different and also very challenging.
Did a fair amount of travelling around the Eastern Cape to regularly detail key influences including Distributors, Managers, Sales personnel, Housekeepers, Infection Control sisters, Nursing personnel and Hospital Administrators.
day at work is same day same work. i've learned a lot from my workplace, trust is earned, and to gain respect is hard. i've learned also to cover yourself at all times, as to your co-worker is the closest you will have to be your back-up. working as a team is more important than anything. the knowledge i've learned i can use in the future. management is management, leads to were they need to get. hardest part is to get support to reach the targets you need to get. most probably the most enjoyable part of the job is that with all the hard work of each shift, that you have reached your goal even though the following day will be exactly the same. co-workers is your team, if you don't have them, you can't get any where.
Kimberly Clark is a great company but it seems to be losing it's ability for solid growth. There are obvious market impacts but the inconsistency in management and employee development is a more serious underlying issue.
There is little to no employee training/development which inhibits KC from harnessing the full potential of the staff that they presently possess. Instead, employees constantly apply for roles without proficiently performing their present jobs. This is permitted by judging an employee's abilities on meeting objectives rather than job performance which does not directly reflect their ability to perform their present roles. Once an employee obtains a new role, there is no required or managed transfer of knowledge to the incoming candidate so the there is an unnecessary learning curve that impacts overall performance.
Employees holding positions are not groomed for development; for example, if a role utilizes analysis skills - there is not attempt by Kimberly Clark to develop data mining skills in software such as Excel or Tableau. You would think that it is in the better interest of an organization to develop their staff to optimize performance.
Another matter of concern is the decision making process. There is too much time spent on meetings to make decisions rather than delegating and executing. This causes a tremendous delay in achieving results and demoralizes staff when their input is passed over to others that are not as familiar with ma
Worst place I have ever worked!!
-Management doesn't listen and only cares about your political standing with everyone around you. Perception is reality good or bad.
-Hard work does not pay off, it's all about politics and who endorses you.
-Management will lie to your face to make themselves look better
-Management does not support engineers or have their backs. Whenever their is a discrepancy between operations and engineering, management will say "perception is reality" and throw you under the bus
-Throwing each other under the bus is a company sporting event!
-Operations constantly say they don't need engineers and belittle and condescend them
-They constantly belittle millennials for not knowing anything because they have no life experience. Sr. Management even openly mocks millennials calling them snowflakes.
- If you are young and extroverted do not work here your soul will quickly be killed and sucked out of you. Everyone is an introverted hermit crab that are extra crabby.
-Creativity is crushed by the phrase "we tried that before and it didn't work" or "that's not what we normally do"
-Dont bother thinking outside the box management only cares about how well you think inside the box, then if done (politically) well enough they will help endorse you to another box.
-Do not ever break a safety rule or you will be thrown under the bus and fired, unless you are a political chosen one that can do no wrong.
-KC will say they care ab
Customer Service Analyst | Neenah, WI | 20 Jul 2018
Great people, community involvement, networking opportunities and benefits
Overall I really enjoyed working at Kimberly-Clark. Most of the people I worked with were great! I typically worked 9 hour days, but there were certain days of the monthly cycle in my last department where it wasn't unusual to work 10-12. I learned a wealth of knowledge about Supply Chain (customer service, distribution, transportation, planning, forecasting) and Customer development. My favorite part of the roles was working with the customer teams out in the field. The hardest part of the job was changing and sometimes unclear objectives and team vision. It was nice having perks like working from home one day a week and Friday afternoons off in the summer. There are many diversity groups like Women's Interactive Network, African American Employee Network, etc that were great for learning and networking. The benefits were pretty good, although they have been declining over the years. There are plenty of roles for career advancement, if you know what you want to do and are willing to work hard to move up.
What I didn't like was that management changed frequently and many of the new managers did not do a good job. Having inconsistency from managers in a role can cause stress, confusion, and can slow down team members careers. Some team leaders did not provide good constructive feedback throughout the year, which resulted in some team members receiving less than stellar performance ratings at the end of a year, as a surprise. They also do calibration for reviews,
ProsPeople, benefits, flexible work arrangements, summer hours, community involvement, networking
ConsIneffective managers, performance management rating system/callibration, moving to new departments if you don't have friends in management there
Too much stress for the position as I was the Subject Matter Expert due to the length of time I was there; the request form process began with me and I left the knowledge I had built when I left the company; didn't care if the team I left behind used it or not as I was constantly fighting with the other team members to follow the request form process.
I felt that there was too much unfair treatment by management for entire team, however, I learned a lot to add to my skill sets for the future. It was simply time for me to leave as the stress was too intense and affected my health.
Project mgmt. was the best part of my job as I assisted with the building of a web-based request form where all employees using the request form process could be involved and multiple emails didn't have to be received, then try to match them all together for one request; the request form tracking system was pristine and you would always be able to tell what stage of the request form process was in at all times.
Didn't feel the work/life balance was good at all. Due to the extreme stress I was under by working long hours just to try to stay ahead of other team members who refused to follow the outlined processes made me look like I was incompetent and unwilling to collaborate. The stress was the all in all problem which led to many other issues personally and professionally.
At one time this was a GREAT company to work for; but with all the competition between the older employees being bea
ProsFree Unlimited Drinks Machine
ConsCafeteria food was TOO EXPENSIVE; breaks were too short; stress was HIGH
Business Operations Manager | Roswell, GA | 24 Oct 2021
Culture heavily depends on direct manager
So far, I've had 4 different managers throughout my career at KC. One was amazing, two was great, and one was someone who taught me what bad management looks like. For the most part, overall work culture is great - there is a heavy emphasis on "take care of yourself and each other" and "do what matters". There's summer hours (where you can take 1/2 days on Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day), plenty of opportunities for connections, learning opportunities, education reimbursement credit - all great stuff. I never knew that corporate life could be so awesome (for a non-tech company, I truly believe they are one of the top companies in terms of positive work culture and work/life balance). Having said that, I think that work-life balance as well as work culture heavily depends on the manager. I had one manager who was very superficial and not equipped to handle the job and it took a heavy toll on my morale. I also know of other folks in different departments who had a difficult time finding value and positivity at work because the management failed to delegate duties in manageable workloads and/or failed to empower them to make meaningful changes (it's too expensive, not a priority, let's not fix if it isn't broken, etc) If you find a manager who has the right leadership skills, business competency, and is willing to empower you (which, in my experience happened to be 3 out of 4), you'll love working for KC.
My advice is anyone currently considering applying to KC : interv
ProsSummer Hours, education reimbursement, excellent opportunity for career development
ConsOccasional bad managers, some still have "good 'ol boys club" mentality
Empresa multinacional com ótimos benefícios e oportunidades de aprendizagem.
1) Um dia típico do meu trabalho pode ser resumido com as atividades abaixo:
- Acompanhamento administrativo e financeiro dos projetos;
- Reuniões de alinhamento e acompanhamento dos projetos com fornecedores/parceiros externos da organização, que podem ser internacionais;
- Reuniões de alinhamento e apresentação do andamento do projeto para a organização;
- Elaboração de memoriais com especificações técnicas esperadas dos mais variados tipos de projetos;
- Revisão/aprovação/modificação de projetos originados de parceiros externos;
- Reuniões com áreas técnicas globais da empresa para revisão de padrões esperados.
2) Como oportunidade de aprendizagem do cargo desta-se a capacidade de trabalho sob pressão, com foco em resultados, bem como a gestão das pessoas designadas para o grupo técnico do projeto.
3) A direção/gerência realização uma avaliação constante de resultados e comportamentos, destacando-se pela autonomia de decisões. Cabe-se destacar que as necessidades solicitadas à gerência são atendidas na medida do possível e conforme política da companhia.
4) A cultura da empresa procura ter um enfoque global, com base em comportamentos pré definidos. Essas diretrizes são revisitadas de maneira constante, através de treinamentos online e presenciais.
5) A parte mais difícil do trabalho, como qualquer gerenciamento de projeto, é realizar o equilíbrio constante do triângulo das restrições: Custo/ Tempo / Escopo.
6) A parte mais agradável é o sentimento de
ProsÓtimos benefícios e oportunidades de aprendizagem.
ConsAinda existem oportunidades no gerenciamento de carreiras e promoções.
Don’t get me wrong, K-C has been great to me and my family and proved to be a pandemic proof company.
The people are great for the most part and they are inclusive and diverse but the company is not a top employer for LGBTQIA employees to work at, according to the Human Rights Campaign’s website.
There are a lot of politics at higher levels and have seen many people leave because they didn’t play the game or because they had a different opinion than someone with a lot of political clout.
The company is trying to be center led but the countries and regions still have a lot of autonomy and that makes it hard to get global initiatives done.
Their benefits package is fantastic as is their vacation and paid holiday policies.
The pay is average. While they’ll make you a good offer to join, you won’t get much higher than that other than getting promoted. Promotions are hard to come by, even if you have stellar reviews and great feedback from peers and senior leaders. And when things go into motion, especially in supply chain, those types of moves take a long time to happen.
It’s a great company but the politics, the lack of standardization in supply chain can get very frustrating.
It is also frustrating to see how the standards are set differently for people with same job titles when it comes to travel. Some get an open checkbook and others need to beg for $500 for a road trip to see one of our sites.
Do I recommend them? Yes
Do I see myself finishing my career here? Maybe.
ProsBenefits, Time Off, Flexible Work Environment
ConsLack of supply chain standards, regions and countries not following the globe, average pay, limited options for advancement
Trabajar en Kimberly Clark fue una experiencia muy interesante y enriquecedora, pues es una organización que piensa en el bienestar del ser humano en todos sus niveles.
Cada día es una experiencia nueva y siempre tienes algo por aprender, es una organización que te permite aprender de todo cuanto desees, pues puedes tener interacción con todas las personas, en todos los niveles, desde el operario hasta el gerente.
Cuenta con una característica muy importante en cuanto a su nivel de dirección, la apertura, pues constantemente se ve la interacción de la gerencia con cada una de las personas que conforman la organización.
Los días suelen pasarse muy rápido pues siempre tienes muchas cosas por hacer , pero cada momento lo disfrutas al máximo porque estas trabajando en lo que te gusta.
Kimberly Clark cuenta con un equipo de trabajo extraordinario, además enriqueces tu cultura pues tienes la posibilidad de conocer e interactuar con muchas personas de distintas regiones y países.
Trabajar aquí me dejó los mejores recuerdos tanto profesionales como personales. En primera instancia fortalecí y enfrente retos grandes que me hicieron descubrir habilidades y por otro lado conoces personas que valen muchísimo la pena y que te impulsan a hacer las cosas con amor.
Finalmente solo tendría por añadir que lo único que me pareció muy difícil en este empresa fue tener que dejarla pues como ya lo mencioné anteriormente, cada una de las personas que conoces aquí hacer que tu traba
I worked a four day rotating shift. Two twelve hour day shifts, two twelve graveyard shifts then had four days off. I learned how to run nearly every piece of equipment on the floor which allowed for job flexibility and new challenges. I took on extra rolls as a Staffer where responsibilities included arranging fill in's for people who had called in sick or for vacation vacancies. Also was a Safety Coordinator, responsibilities included writing safety work orders, making sure there were no safety issues for employees and that they followed safety guidelines and working with a small group to write and present monthly safety meetings. I learned to perform small repairs and troubleshoot equipment. I worked with all types or people and personalities and part of my job was to help facilitate a positive work environment. Management was rotated through our part of the facility so we relied on certain senior members of our hourly staff. Communication with these members was generally good. The hardest part of my job was when I was staffing trying to get the right maintenance personnel to come to work in the middle of the night or sometimes cleaning up after a particularly tough session of trouble shooting a problem. The most enjoyable part of my job was the flexibility in days off, job positions held and opportunities for advancement or in other departments.
ProsDecent health care, days off during the week that I could take for family without affecting my job.
ConsPaper dust, sometimes very hot in the shop, when the equipment ran badly, it ran badly.
Na empresa Kimberly-Clark aprendi muito, mas uma das coisas que mais aprendi, foi em questão comportamental. Durante esses dois anos de contrato, tive vários tipos de treinamentos, porem o que eles mais focam são os comportamentais, e os quais me ajudaram muito, e pretendo levar para o resto de minha carreira profissional.
Uma das coisas que aprendi bastante, a qual entrei lá, e sabia pouco foi mexer em Excel, fazer planilhas, no meu dia-a-dia eu montava diversas planilhas, organizava alguns, também fazia apresentações em power point para ser apresentadas em reuniões onde a gerencia participaria.
Aprendi a mexer em sistemas: SENIOR( Para melhor controle de presenças de funcionários nos treinamentos de capacitação, para plano de carreira dos mesmos), SAP( Para pagamento de notas fiscais OP- Ordem de pagamento).
Eu encadernava bastante, quase todos os dias, diversos documentos, muito importantes, os quais eram para reuniões que aconteciam de 2 em 2 horas nas máquinas, e os operadores precisavam registrar aquela reunião pois o setor no qual eu fazia parte controlava essas reuniões.
Uma das coisas que aprendi bastante também, é como tratar as pessoas, perder a timidez, a vergonha que não podemos ter em um ambiente de trabalho, senão não conseguimos conviver com ninguém, o setor Melhoria Contínua ou Lean Manufacturing me ensinaram isso, aquele setor foi a base da minha carreira profissional, tanto que mantenho contato com todos.
ConsEmpresa muito grande, difícil transição em curto tempo
Questions And Answers about Kimberly-Clark
What are the working hours at Kimberly-Clark?
Asked 04 Apr 2017
4 Shifs and12 hours per shift.
Answered 16 Nov 2019
06:00 am to 18:00 pm shift
08:00 am to 16:00 pm day
Answered 31 Oct 2018
How many shifts and hours
Asked 12 Feb 2019
4 Shifts,Green,Red,Blue and Yellow 12 Hours per Shift.
Answered 04 Nov 2020
12 hours but the officers like HR are working different hours,which is 8 Hours
Answered 04 Nov 2020
If you were to leave Kimberly-Clark, what would be the reason?
Asked 11 Jul 2018
It's safe too say that I'll leave the company if...There should be unethical decision making and unfair treatment towards me and others
Answered 17 Feb 2019
My husband transfer to Captown .
Answered 04 Dec 2018
What is the interview process like at Kimberly-Clark?
Asked 01 Jul 2017
Have to go through introduction and write a test after, make sure you know there qualities of production methods like safety quality and the productivity.
Answered 30 Sept 2018
Open Question Culture
Answered 11 Jul 2018
What should you wear to an interview at Kimberly-Clark?
Asked 28 Jun 2017
A long dress with a small jacket on top and my Dukie and small hilled shoes.
Answered 04 Dec 2018
Wear clothes that will make you feel comfortable but neat as well.