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Bemis Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
46 Reviews
3.2
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    IT Systems Administrator for BMC Remedy ITSM.

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    The company is great place to work. All of my co-workers were always more than willing to assist when needed. Working hours could be negotiated when needed to help me with any personal matters. Compensation was fair and in-line with market value.

    Cons

    Working in IT with a global company did require some off-hours support. This was expected and my supervisor was always sensitive to this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This was a wonderful work experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    They had a strong management team that was very driven to improve.

    Cons

    Often had too many things going on at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Project manager for graphics of flexible packaging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    Pros

    Company is overall great to work for. Competitive pay and excellent benefits. Have never really felt like it is a dog eat dog kind of environment. Managers and interdepartmental and facility colleagues are supportive and helpful. You feel like you're part of a team.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times when dealing with difficult customers. Company can feel a little too big from time to time which can make interaction with colleagues outside of your department or direct facility impersonal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great employees. Not-so-great employer.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for a large company

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Bemis

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    So far, so good

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Procurement in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - lots of interaction among individuals in departments
    - great work life balance
    - opportunities to move around within Bemis

    Cons

    - gossip among employees
    - manager can micromanage from time to time
    - work is a little slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  9.  

    Very good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelbyville, TN

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

    Pros

    very good pay for the area benefits are good , also good advancement opportunity just have to work hard and be a productive team member. Management at bemis promotes and fosters Safety programs the company truly put safety first. Good training for employee application also cogitative training, its like everything else in this country you have to work for it.

    Cons

    They live up to contract we made, they gave me a job benefits and pay and i agreed to work for it, that's all they expect.
    Safety protects people and Quality protects jobs you create your own job security!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Good WORK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Analyst IT

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate office salaried position

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    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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