Bemis Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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William F. Austen
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, lots of structure (which can also be a con) (in 3 reviews)

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  • Poor communication from upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • When employees aren't promoted, doesn't that reflect poorly on middle management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Bemis IT is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company that has a small company family feel to it. Bemis allows most employees to leave to take care of family or personal issues with no questions asked. Company is progessive with technology which allows you to work with a lot of great technologies. Very little micromanagement which allows you the freedom to do your job without someone staring over your shoulder all of the time. They tend to give you "cost of living" increase every year.

    Cons

    IT does not have a ton of visibility from the Senior Level Management which allows for a lack in urgency in keeping up with needs especially in the facilities. This is also caused by the fact that IT has done such a good job of meeting the needs of the company that there is no perceived problem. The separation of IT between Neenah and Oshkosh creates a disconnect between what to two areas are working on which can cause issues. Certain divisions or departments have too leniency to do their own things which creates support issues and undermines policies. Salaries tend to be 10-20% below industry for the size of the company. No review process just standard raises.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great environment and add value by giving IT the tools they need. Do a salary review based on what the employees are doing not what their title is and compare it to the rest of the industry. Get IT department back to one facility.


  2. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing. Very large company. Good benefits. I am glad to work for such a stable company.

    Cons

    I believe there are times when the sales force and the rest of the company don't communicate as well as they should.


  3. I loved most aspects of my job even during the stressful economic times that the company experienced in recent years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I felt there was great interaction between departments to maintain a cutting edge within the industry. The manufacturing facility in Indiana managed to recover during economic challenges that required substantial downsizing.

    Cons

    It was very difficult finding opportunities for advancement. Most exempt employees worked very long hours on a regular basis, particularly during the economic hard times.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Large company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant place to work Hardworking, dedicated people Revenue funneled back into R&D and acquisitions

    Cons

    Average-to-Below average hourly pay and salaries Plants & Divisions managed differently, no standardization Lack of cooperation from plant-to-plant and corporate-to-plant High employee turnover in production


  6. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good work life balance, didn't bother you with wasted meetings and beaurocratic nonsense. Let you do your work, and get it done without micromanaging. Excellent place to grow and learn from. Great on cross traning and giving opportunties to advance via different departments.

    Cons

    Always pays on the low side of the industry, part of HR strategy. But acceptable since it is low stress and well managed by good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Excellent work environment with great people

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, and the environment encourages everyone to succeed. There are numerous opportunities to work in different areas and find the place that you enjoy most.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower that what can be achieved at similar positions elsewhere in the area. It is much more difficult to advance in the manufacturing side of the business, than on the corporate side.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to salary levels for other major employers in the area.


  8. new employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful employees, clean working conditions

    Cons

    none yet, things are going well

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  9. Helpful (3)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There have been a lot of changes at Bemis and many consider change as a negative. However, they seem to be improving efficiencies and making choices to be more competitive. If keeping the company competitive and profitable means we all keep our jobs, I'm all for it. There is opportunity to get good experience in several areas to advance career.

    Cons

    Employees get training and experience, but the pay does not always reflect experience. Employees who are with the company for a long time tend to get penalized on pay in comparison to employees hired externally. Communication continues to be a concern. Management and Neenah Corporate tend to keep secrets.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your loyal employees with compensation, don't penalize them. Transparency can be a good thing! Not everything is confidential.


  10. Great first engineering related work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI
    Former Intern - Process Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My daily responsibilities included much hands on experience while I was only at my desk roughly 20% of the time. Each day brought a new challenge to keep things interesting and fast paced.

    Cons

    There was often a noticeable disconnect between salaried and hourly unionized employees which could slow progress or even bring it to a halt. The job was in a small town with not much to do for a young professional.

    Advice to Management

    Time being "on call" for technical support could be better managed between multiple engineers and machine lines.


  11. Great Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love most aspects of the job at Bemis even during the tough economic times, they stayed positive.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower that what can be achieved at similar positions elsewhere in the area. It is much more difficult to advance in the manufacturing side of the business, than on the corporate side.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like the people with the most seniority were treated the worst.



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