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Bemis Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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William F. Austen
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 9 reviews)

  • Great flexibility with intern hours, worked with a lot of great people, loved my managers and peers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management doesn't understand what it's like in the departments, although they think they know everything (in 9 reviews)

  • Unless you are from the fox valley, enjoy traveling or hiking there is not too much to around here (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative But Slow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generaist in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generaist in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at Bemis will provide you job security and lots of development opportunities. Great company with strong history and outlook. Highly innovative which makes it exciting to be a part of!

    Cons

    Minimal increases/promotions, slow to make decisions at all levels, and little to no action taken on low performers - just transfer to another area is their solution

    Advice to Management

    More speed is needed in making decisions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Floor Staff in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay for the job and area is good.

    Cons

    Promotion of people who do not promote the values the company represent. Executive Leadership is disengaged, and have not performed an actual task in so long, it seems they forget that people are needed to perform the task (treated like a number). The culture is poor at best, and with a mix of several acquired companies; each culture from each acquisition is different and does not work well together. The focus is strictly placed on making money, and no focus is put into the people making the money. People are not involved in decisions, which affect them (hiring, promoting, projects selected, etc.). No time, or resources to accomplish the mountain of tasks placed on departments and people from all over the company. There are so many tasks needing to be done from the different segments (Quality, Service, Leadership, Sales, IT, etc.), and they do not communicate with each other, so the burden falls on individuals or departments to complete the unrealistic expectations. Of course all the departments want their items first, but provide no support to help get the items accomplished. The goals are unobtainable, and expectations to achieve the goals are unrealistic. No training for major ERP system changes (SAP). If you don't get it, too bad! Training is weak. Promotion of training, but once "trained", nobody supports the trained employee and expect the person to know exactly what to do for every situation. This includes items that can be very complex, with no support from the trainer (sink or swim mentality). Now, this may be exactly what you are looking for, and you can thrive in an environment like this. Then I encourage you to apply. This is not for me, and I am actively looking for a different job. I am looking for a job where culture is just as important as the bottom line. Where people matter, and the difference is noticed when walking around the company. There is a bleak outlook where I work, and several people are "jumping ship" at my location, because nobody from the executive leadership team cared to involve people in their decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Take away the "power hungry" people you have in the company. Evaluate yourselves, and the ones who work for you. Micro-managers are a thing of the past. You need to get with the times and be willing to change to what the generation coming into the workforce is expecting from management. Initiate a 360 degree review process, so we as employees have a fair look at our performance, without the bias of one person (my boss). Many companies are already doing this - Come into the 21st century. You will continue to lose people, including me! This may not bother you at all, but it should. You should care about the people working in your organization, because without them; Bemis is nothing. Quit focusing on the past, and move into the future!

  3. "Production supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, ok bonus incentive.

    Cons

    Not enough room to grow. Minimal to no salary increase.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Films converting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pauls Valley, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pauls Valley, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you worked with were nice and helpful.

    Cons

    crap upper management, don't promote, always looking to get rid of you if you aren't a brown noser

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better, promote from with in, and listen to peoples ideas


  5. "Project manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is good . People are great to work with. Enjoyable challenging work. All locations in the area have the same friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    None none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good people, good job"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, lots of opportunity for an engineer to be hands on and make a difference. Good pay, good production metric-based incentives.

    Cons

    Management isn't well connected to what is going on in the factory. Corporate management doesn't seem to know what is going on.


  7. "Manufacturing supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    safe fun long term promotions

    Cons

    work nights in some positions

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sad, indentured servants"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Pauls Valley, OK
    Former Employee - Operator in Pauls Valley, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance is good. If you want to work your life away they will try to kill you with it. Semi decent parking area

    Cons

    Management is a joke. No one care or gives two cares if you are dying or die there as long as they get their bonus. Insurance for a family a month will cost you one weeks pay, so hope you don't need $400. Hr is a joke, violated policy second month there by telling a manager who was being complained about who exactly was complaining about him by name, then just turned a blind eye. Pauls Valley plant is run by a bunch of spoiled old minded fools who look out for the privileged few. No inside promotions. No transfers out of any area. If you aren't their "lap dog" you aren't getting squat diddle. At least
    In jail they feed you 3 meals.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, all of you, just quit. Everything is run like a backwards time warped company 20 years behind the times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphics Administrator in New London, WI
    Former Employee - Graphics Administrator in New London, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive Salaries, I had timely reviews with healthy and consistent raises. Very good health and dental benefits as well as a flexible spending plan. Excellent profit sharing and you were vested after 3 years. Left company in 2002

    Cons

    Overtime you were expected to stay if needed with very little notice. This was the norm not the exception. But, even as a salaried employee you were paid overtime. I believe now all employers are required to do this but that was not the law in early 2000.

    Advice to Management

    Be considerate of employees time, it is more valuable than money to some of us. Be honest with deadlines, if the job is going to require someone to come in on the weekend to meet the deadline- make sure someone is willing to before making the promise


  10. "Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy, fast pased job with good pay and good benefits.
    Advancement within the company is fairly easy anf doesnt take long. Raises every 6 months upon satisfactory review

    Cons

    Hard to get used to the 12 hour rotating shifts.
    Company has a corporate attitude to it, money matter and the little people dont.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your experienced workers, the ones that have been there longer than 6 months. They know how to getbtheir jobs done correctly and efficiently. A bunch of the newer employees aren't used to the work pace or duties and complain and are being catered to. The have an attitude of, work less..complain more..and everything gets handed to them for it


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