Bemis Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Exposed to opportunities to better my career

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Nice place to work

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Bemis IT is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Bemis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Fairly traditional but good company

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Great employees. Not-so-great employer.

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Bemis full-time

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

    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.

  7. Good for a large company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Neenah, WI

    I worked at Bemis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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

  9. Corporate office salaried position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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?

  10. Reasonable place to work.

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

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