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Updated May 14, 2014

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3.0 26 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen

Henry J. Theisen

(14 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAcceptable salaries for the majority of people

    ConsSlow decision making towards a customer claim

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the middle management

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    Communication Problems and Slow Response to Questions

    Logistics (Former Employee)

    ProsAtmosphere is friendly. Rate of pay is okay. Opportunity to advance if you play the game their way. Occasionally proactive to situations.

    ConsManagement has HUGE problems communicating effectively or accurately to their employees or perspective (contract) employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to tell the truth and not WALK on your employees. Remember you came from somewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Plant Engineer (Current Employee) Shelbyville, KY

    ProsGood overall company to work for.

    ConsCompany has some culture issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on Culture at certain locations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was no need to worry about advancement. All high level positons were filled by those from the outside.

    ConsUnless you are in the Fox River Valley, you have little chance to advance. At the plant level, outsiders were constantly brought in to take higher level positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a family company, with all that comes with that

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Shirley, MA

    ProsFirst, the company is very important in the surrounding towns: it's a big employer locally, and the owners (the Howard Family) make a lot of local investments and coordinate a lot of volunteer work. The benefits include access to a small onsite gym, family healthplan with no premium, and a pension plan in addtion to a 401K plan.

    ConsIf you've come from a larger corporate environment, you may be disappointed. The management is rather amateurish. My impression is that the current generation of family ownership is very civic minded, but lacks business experience. Middle-management especially is homegrown and very week. This could be an opportunity if you have a background in modern, metrics based management...you would be bringing religion to the wilderness here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough it's worked well for you so far, you may be left behind unless you embrace modern management techniques. Senior-management would especially benefit from some more seasoned hands.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly, helpful employees, clean working conditions

    Consnone yet, things are going well

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent work environment with great people

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great to work with, and the environment encourages everyone to succeed. There are numerous opportunities to work in different areas and find the place that you enjoy most.

    ConsSalaries are lower that what can be achieved at similar positions elsewhere in the area. It is much more difficult to advance in the manufacturing side of the business, than on the corporate side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to salary levels for other major employers in the area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineer (Former Employee) Terre Haute, IN

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsAlways 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI

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

    ConsAverage-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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Terre Haute, IN

    ProsI 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.

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

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