Bemis Reviews

Updated July 9, 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. overextended

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    innovative, established big market leader

    Cons

    nepotism, overextended, short sighted, questionable ethics

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of the experienced people that built the company


  2. Helpful (1)

    Plant Closing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for when it was Perfecseal Inc.( Before Bemis bought it.)

    Cons

    Plant is closing at the end of 2015

    Advice to Management

    Big mistake closing the PA plant and trying to relocate to WI. You will be losing all the experience, add new coating method is unproved.


  3. Helpful (2)

    last resort

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Shelbyville, KY
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Shelbyville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a weekly paycheck. The insurance is adequate. They allow you all the OT you could possibly want. Ummmm.....there's honesty not much else.

    Cons

    If you work on the floor and don't have a college degree.....be prepared to pay the consequences for your short-comings! You will be bullied and discriminated against. Think management will help? Nope! They have set the example for the bullies to follow. They gave everyone their reviews. A week later they came back and posted a paper that showed everyone would get 1% less than the raise they were given. They also hire people in making nearly the same pay as those that have been there over 10 years. They appreciate nothing out of the "common folk."

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before you run this company into the ground! Start showing some concern and appreciation for those that work on the floor. Remember....if it weren't for us peons you wouldn't have a job.


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  5. bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay good insurance

    Cons

    horrible management, sexual harassment, long hours, hot, not appreciated at all

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees not your saries


  6. Helpful (4)

    Office environment is a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company Relatively flexible schedule

    Cons

    Office politics are disgustingly obvious. Was brought onboard as a contract worker with the potential for full time employment. Worked in the human resources department. One contract worker made friends with low level management and drove all other contractors out of the office. After she assassinated the character of everyone she saw as competition she was hired on. A month later she quit and went to another company.

    Advice to Management

    You are pretty bad at behavioral screening for a human resources department. Learn how to do you job and not buy into the office poisonous-snake. I am glad there were consequences and you probably sunk 40 grand in turnover costs. Take a bow. Hopefully you learned something from the experience.


  7. Milwright

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Weston, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Millwright in Weston, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work,they closed the plant

    Cons

    Plant moved to the USA


  8. Helpful (2)

    When this company acquired Alcan, everything went down the drain...benefits, management, employee moral. I was used and abused. Just kept giving me more responsibilities with no intent of promoting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing. They're cheap and money grabbers. I'm glad I left this hell hole.

    Cons

    Everything and everybody. HR in Bellwood, stupid, no degree, favors offsprings of higher ups to do the easy office internships. Offsprings of plant workers are treated differently. It goes on and on.


  9. Corporate Greed

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits and 3 and 4 days off

    Cons

    Management is all about the all mighty dollar and does not care about its employees

    Advice to Management

    Bring back our incentives and everything else you took away from us after the strike!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Management doesn't have a clue what is going on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Hours are available for a regular paycheck.

    Cons

    management is not very informed, doesn't know what is going on as far as the job goes. Management plays favorites and there is no one to voice concerns to who will actually listen. As far as promotions, they will hire outside of the department and even out of the company and train that individual instead of hiring a honest, hard working employee who has been doing the job for 7 years. Wish there was upper management who cared enough to know what is going on and know that logistic wise, they are losing a ton of money. Money is being wasted on new signage and new parking lots for corporate but cant make the lots bigger for the semis for business purposes. Many semis lined up down the road because there is not enough room to enter.

    Advice to Management

    Get management out of the company who do not know what they are doing. Make sure if they are managing a team, they know how to operate the machinery themselves. There is so much going wrong on the inside and there is no way for employees to be heard other than dealing with a manger who doesn't know whats going on or going to HR who has no idea how operations work on the inside either. Is there a CEO who cares to know. Would be willing to discuss!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Non Caring Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Used to be a really good company to work for till they merged with Alcan

    Cons

    Customer Service in Hazleton, Pa was let go with little compassion from upper management. We had the choice of moving or taking the most awful severance pay ever. Your job is not safe unless you work in WI, fake you know what your doing because you have a degree from an Ivy League School and know how to cry when the time suits you, or you are a young person who can push out a senior person. This company does not care about you. stay Away!

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. ethics, trust. Do you even know what that is? Your business decision affected a lot of people and families



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