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Bemis Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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William F. Austen
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Pros
  • Competitive from a salary and benefits standpoint and showcase good work life balance where possible (in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay, worked with some professional people, nice clean facility (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Hours, rotating shifts, work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • upper management doesn't understand what it's like in the departments, although they think they know everything (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great job vs Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Hard to advance beyond machine operating unless you are a good old boy

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. There are many experienced partners whose input is overlooked due to favoritism.


  2. "Great Culture - Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bemis's company culture is one of empowerment and that is something I place a very high premium on. They focus on putting high performers in the right roles and allowing them to flourish. Bemis does a great job of providing opportunity for upward mobility and creates an environment that allows you to be passionate about your role.

    Cons

    Bemis is providing a more flexible work environment, which is a nice change.

  3. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent opportunity to get experience

    Cons

    Stuck in the past but decent for WI


  4. "Period of Change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilot in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Pilot in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management sincerely promotes core values of; ethics, innovation, respect, and accountability. All interaction I have had with leadership confirms this.

    Cons

    Company is going through a period of restructuring, contributing to my job loss. In this period, remaining employees need to adapt to sometimes difficult changes.


  5. "Great Culture with Cross-Collaboration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Growth Opportunities
    Flexible
    Collaborative
    Metric based incentives
    Realistic goals

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions
    Not many training opportunities


  6. "Hard Working Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    solid Midwestern values hard working culture. People who care about one another and force collaboration between areas. Competitive from a salary and benefits standpoint and showcase good work life balance where possible.

    Cons

    Facing some current challenges which are causing many changes in the business. In the journey to turn things around but there will be rocky patches before it gets better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and focus on your employees and their development. People will leave if they are not shown their value and future potential.


  7. "CI Engineer"

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    Former Employee - CI Engineer in Fremont, OH
    Former Employee - CI Engineer in Fremont, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, worked with some professional people, nice clean facility.

    Cons

    Bemis is currently experiencing some difficult times and has closed several facilities across the US and reduced staff at others, which is what happened to me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to utilize your experienced, veteran employees to move through the current difficult times rather than simply using personnel reduction to cut costs. When you cut your veteran / experienced staff you are also eliminating a wealth of problem solving knowledge and leadership.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fast paced and had opportunities to learn new things.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was horrible. Management was not aligned and had competing goals. Direct management was very dishonest and pinned employees against each other resulting in a terrible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency...for real not just a tag line. Align on company goals and ensure leadership understands and is aligned to be successful in meeting and exceeding set goals.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, lots of intwrnal opportunities

    Cons

    Top driven organization, opinion is discounted or ignored completely if it doesn't fit their predescribed model, low moral and low engagement, pays well because it has to in order to attract and retain employees

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees


  10. "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities throughout the company due to multiple plants

    Cons

    Leadership, long hours, employees are not valued much anymore. Poor training.
    Low morale. Many people looking over their shoulders.

    Advice to Management

    Bemis needs to put more value on the human capital and experience of their employees. Over the last five years they have lost many valuable employees.


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