Bemis Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
30 Reviews
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Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen
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  1.  

    Great first engineering related work experience

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Coop  in  Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Bemis as an intern for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward your loyal employees with compensation, don't penalize them.

    Transparency can be a good thing! Not everything is confidential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    new employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful employees, clean working conditions

    Cons

    none yet, things are going well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Excellent work environment with great people

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Bemis full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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    Large company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  8.  

    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

    I worked at Bemis

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    People are great to work with.
    Large company culture
    Bemis' Products are located in every aisle of the grocery store

    Cons

    Large company culture
    Human Resources department can be tough to deal with, too bureaucratic
    Bemis doesn't understand their key assets are employees.\

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exposed to opportunities to better my career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Different opportunities throughout the country and you are given the chance to explore these opportunities. Smalleer plants do give more of a personal job.

    Cons

    Large company, nothing is personal. Some jobs the pay isn't at where the competitors are paying for comparable jobs and positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more focus on rewarding the production associates. This is where the money and buisiness opportunities are made or lossed.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Bemis

    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.

    Recommends
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