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Bemis Reviews

Updated February 22, 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 8 reviews)

  • Easy, fast pased job with good pay and good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management doesn't understand what it's like in the departments, although they think they know everything (in 8 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. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Administrator"

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    • 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


  2. "Manufacturing supervisor"

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    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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Culture Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career advancement opportunities available, opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    Company is working to change culture, however not making a lot of actual changes to do so other than talk about it. Frustrating to employees after talking about it for a couple years already.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals.


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  5. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people and the benefits.

    Cons

    Culture change, company is getting too big. Not felingt like you actually mattered to the company. No proper training. Pepe expected to do jobs when transitioning to a new role. Moving people around way to much in senior level management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Show the employees you care they are there.


  6. "BU Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Strong Knowledge of the chemistry behind packaging. Amicable midwestern work environment.

    Cons

    Ineffective entry barriers to monetize product development

    Advice to Management

    Protect your IP.


  7. "Operator"

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    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


  8. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    above average pay, great bonus system, above average benefits

    Cons

    top down driven organization, disjointed from the field operations, low empowerment, just a number, high turnover, low engagement


  9. "Just Ok, but not great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, safe and stable. Gain share is nice and 401k match is great. People are friendly everywhere you go. The bar for success is pretty low.

    Cons

    Too risk averse, difficult to get direction from leadership. Decisions seem reactive. Lack of turnover from middle management leads to lack of opportunities for ambitious employees. Long term employees are complete barriers to progress.


  10. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Electro-mechanical Technician in Lebanon, PA
    Former Employee - Electro-mechanical Technician in Lebanon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and a lot of days off.

    Cons

    If you are an hourly employee you must work 12 hour shifts and every other weekend.


  11. "Quality control technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety and quality very important.

    Cons

    poor mid-level and plant level management in relation to pay and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything is a negotiation. Pay what is reasonable, without haggling.



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