Bemis Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Corporate Greed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Non Caring Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Manufacturing Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    plant co-workers are helpful and long-term.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't respect plant employees. it's all about them, their numbers and implementing their goals.... all corporate departments don't work together, therefore 80 different initiatives need to done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate ethics, morals, and values into your tasks.

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

    Sexual Discrimination

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice hourly people, benefits are stable

    Cons

    The worst place for women to work, you are literally treated like you are in the 50's. It is just a matter of time before they get a class action lawsuit in discrimination. Never seen so many managers with huge ego's and bullying as a leadership style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, know that women are a contributing species. Really try to find managers that are transforming, not tearing down. Really get with the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a paycheck

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

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

    Pros

    Better than unemployment
    Large organization
    More than 150 years of existence

    Cons

    No interest in input from employees
    Very short-sighted strategic decisions
    Very un-informed upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time to learn your business before making strategic decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at Bemis

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Average employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough career opportunities for women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Reasonable place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Bemis full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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