Bemis Reviews

Updated June 3, 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. Pricing Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    there are a lot of opportunities for career growth inside the company. Jobs are posted internally and there are many different locations available.

    Cons

    Supervisors are promoted with little or no management experience and HR does nothing to support them and train them on how to be effective leaders.

    Advice to Management

    human resources should provide we're ship support to all levels of management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Sales Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Company car for field work

    Cons

    Company has changed and no longer cares. Pay isn't there. Too many layers of management. Arrogant managers


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fairly traditional but good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for growth or different opportunities within the company. Pleased with new CEO and feel new vision takes company in the right direction. Great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are only in Fox Valley area of Wisconsin if not working in a manufacturing plant. Not a very diverse company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great employees. Not-so-great employer.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. Very friendly and welcoming. Fun culture inside and outside of work. The work/life balance was good.

    Cons

    Little to do in the Fox Valley area. Below average salary. Below average benefits. 401(k) match was nothing special and vacation package poor. While Bemis offered a stock purchase plan, its benefits were practically non-existent. The packaging market is a commoditizing industry. From an engineering perspective: All experiments were run on production equipment. The manufacturing/product development relationship was peculiar. It was constantly a battle to run experiments on production equipment due to output concerns at the factories. In my opinion it was not a good strategy for a company with innovation as a core value and a result of upper management bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Short of moving your facilities, there is little you can do about the Fox Valley location being undesirable for some people. Make the job package itself more desirable to entice people to work (and keep working) for Bemis. Manufacturing and product development need to be able to collaborate effectively.


  6. Good for a large company

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Pay is okay. Some leadership listens some does not. Typical in a big company. R&D environment seems pretty secluded. Not a lot of interaction.

    Cons

    Big company issues. I have been through 2 downsizings with this company. They seem more concerned with Wall Street than the employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work but does not pay as well as other companies.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging work for the self-motivated. Company has grown significantly and has tried to keep the small company feel.

    Cons

    Stress of becoming a big company is evident in the working environment. Not always consistent direction from group leaders in job duties.

    Advice to Management

    There appears some disconnects in mid management levels in taking corporate strategic directions and implementing the logistics at lower levels of the organization.


  8. Corporate office salaried position

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    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Executive management Good coworkers Safety conscious Reasonable work life balance Plants are very well run

    Cons

    Some middle managers are very poor leaders and micromanagers Pay significantly lacking, greatly trails the market for similar experience and duties Not promoting from within. When employees aren't promoted, doesn't that reflect poorly on middle management? Regular layoffs and plant closings create an environment of always watching your back

    Advice to Management

    Look at the areas with high turnover, are all of those employees bad or dissatisfied for the same reason?


  9. Reasonable place to work.

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing and hiring a number of engineers and specialists within Research and Development. Very good place to start your career. There's a lot of room to learn, make mistakes and grow.

    Cons

    An incredible amount of idle time. Also recently suffers from fairly high turnover of late. The work can also be kind of boring.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits. They absolutely need to be better. The tuition assistance is no good. The opportunities to work remotely need to be expanded. Improve the workplace atmosphere to make it more fun.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start and get experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent benefits, 40 hour week for most employees, adequate pay for the area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth, unless you well connected. If you do get a promotion, it will only reflect your title, without change in pay. Poor communication from upper management. Company is behind on innovation side of things.


  11. Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, lots of structure (which can also be a con).

    Cons

    Not convinced that the company values employees as much as they claim they do, too strict with job pay ranges.



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