Bemis

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Bemis Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
39 Reviews
3.0
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good work life balance, didn't bother you with wasted meetings and beaurocratic nonsense. Let you do your work, and get it done without micromanaging. Excellent place to grow and learn from. Great on cross traning and giving opportunties to advance via different departments.

    Cons

    Always pays on the low side of the industry, part of HR strategy. But acceptable since it is low stress and well managed by good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company

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

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

    Pros

    Pleasant place to work
    Hardworking, dedicated people
    Revenue funneled back into R&D and acquisitions

    Cons

    Average-to-Below average hourly pay and salaries
    Plants & Divisions managed differently, no standardization
    Lack of cooperation from plant-to-plant and corporate-to-plant
    High employee turnover in production

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

    I loved most aspects of my job even during the stressful economic times that the company experienced in recent years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    I felt there was great interaction between departments to maintain a cutting edge within the industry. The manufacturing facility in Indiana managed to recover during economic challenges that required substantial downsizing.

    Cons

    It was very difficult finding opportunities for advancement. Most exempt employees worked very long hours on a regular basis, particularly during the economic hard times.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work.

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

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    People are great to work with.
    Large company culture
    Bemis' Products are located in every aisle of the grocery store

    Cons

    Large company culture
    Human Resources department can be tough to deal with, too bureaucratic
    Bemis doesn't understand their key assets are employees.\

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exposed to opportunities to better my career

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

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Different opportunities throughout the country and you are given the chance to explore these opportunities. Smalleer plants do give more of a personal job.

    Cons

    Large company, nothing is personal. Some jobs the pay isn't at where the competitors are paying for comparable jobs and positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more focus on rewarding the production associates. This is where the money and buisiness opportunities are made or lossed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Bemis

    Pros

    Worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing. Very large company. Good benefits. I am glad to work for such a stable company.

    Cons

    I believe there are times when the sales force and the rest of the company don't communicate as well as they should.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Bemis IT is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Global company that has a small company family feel to it. Bemis allows most employees to leave to take care of family or personal issues with no questions asked. Company is progessive with technology which allows you to work with a lot of great technologies. Very little micromanagement which allows you the freedom to do your job without someone staring over your shoulder all of the time. They tend to give you "cost of living" increase every year.

    Cons

    IT does not have a ton of visibility from the Senior Level Management which allows for a lack in urgency in keeping up with needs especially in the facilities. This is also caused by the fact that IT has done such a good job of meeting the needs of the company that there is no perceived problem. The separation of IT between Neenah and Oshkosh creates a disconnect between what to two areas are working on which can cause issues. Certain divisions or departments have too leniency to do their own things which creates support issues and undermines policies. Salaries tend to be 10-20% below industry for the size of the company. No review process just standard raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great environment and add value by giving IT the tools they need. Do a salary review based on what the employees are doing not what their title is and compare it to the rest of the industry. Get IT department back to one facility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Corporate office salaried position

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good place to start and get experience.

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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