Bemis Reviews

Updated June 1, 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)

Cons
  • 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. Average employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Bemis

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Possible to work there and have a balance between life and work.

    Cons

    Not enough career opportunities for women.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer direction on skill sets needed for future advancement opportunities. Do more training for leadership on management skills.


  2. You could not work for a more company more hostile towards its lower level employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Bemis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a pay check and has decent benefits. But they will never hire another full time employee only season help and temp workers.

    Cons

    Constant policy changes designed to write up and fire as many hourly employees as possible. Constant harassment from management. Now matter what you do or how good you do it it is never enough. Unequal treatment between employees. They hire people to run departments that have no clue about the production process for the department.

    Advice to Management

    Quit changing policies every week. When your employees tell there is a problem listen. Employee morale is important and right now it cant get much lower. Learn to cooperate with the bargaining unit. They are not your enemy but are there to help.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good for getting your foot in the door, then get out.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Parking is good. Lots of places to go if you need to get away for lunch (if you are allowed).

    Cons

    No advancement for someone who isn't related to someone already in an advanced position or if you don't have a mechanical engineering degree. HR is a joke. If you have any issues they will not be handled appropriately or quietly. Management is slow to praise but very quick to pass the buck as well as the blame. Many managers can't manage and instead of being let go or demoted they are promoted or moved to manage a different angle.

    Advice to Management

    Step out of your comfort zone and let go those you know can't manage. Embrace those who are true leaders and have great knowledge. Respect those below you and respond to their innovation, as you claim the company is based on innovation. Remember your hourly employees sacrifice a lot with the swing shifts they work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Bad changes at Bemis

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will provide you experience at a fortune 500 to help your resume

    Cons

    Poor company loyalty, low comp, taking away benefits, culture is poor, morale is at an all time low

    Advice to Management

    Bemis needs better leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    HMMMM!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really!! Their Talent Acquisition team is weak at best!

    Cons

    The immature middle management team!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many responsibilities to manage such as software updates, testing, identifying improvements for business sectors, developing changes per customer requirements, second level help desk support, supporting the internal customers when problems or bugs were uncovered, travel, and much more.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, changes direction with the wind, continues to change the tires on the bus as it tries to drive down the road. No loyalty to the employee, failed to pay minimum pay rate for job description, pays less than industry standard, no matter how many hours or how much was accomplished, little positive feedback. Not supportive for employees over 40 years of age. Recent employee restructuring eliminated many over 40 professionals while still offering work for the same positions.

    Advice to Management

    Insist on rate of pay before starting or don't expect to make the minimum through once a year pay raises (April 1). Negotiate vacation time. Keep an updated resume.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dissatisfied and Disappointed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly People Location- Downtown areas are nice- also close to other big cities (Madison, Milwaukee, etc.) Commute to work

    Cons

    -Hours -Lack of Management -Lack of Direction / Vision -Few resources/tools available to actually do your work -No training or mentorship for new employees- sink or swim!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's concerns! Provide equipment that will allow for jobs to be completed Provide job clarity- what is it you hope to accomplish? What's the vision? Provide useful and relevant feedback



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