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Bemis Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay, good employees, large company (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Opportunities for advancement are limited outside of the Fox Valley, Wisconsin (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Friendly working environment; 2) Advanced technologies in related industry; 3) Strong technical background

    Cons

    1) Efficiency of manufacturing; 2) Strong customer support; 3) Aggressive marketing for more opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of manufacturing and customer sections for better financial performance.


  2. "Manufacturing Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Fremont, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Fremont, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is so afraid of a union they listen to the employees and not the supervisors. The employees are lazy. There is a lot of in fighting among managers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Basics Benefits of Bemis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    401(k) full match up to 8%
    Bonus Plans
    Tuition reimbursement program - (For perusing advanced degrees)
    Low cost of living area and great salaries.
    Plenty of available leisure activities outside of work.
    Great area to raise a family.

    Cons

    Not the best place to work if you are a fan of warm weather.
    Summer working hours not available.


  4. "Overview:"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, competitive pay, flexibility.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.


  5. "Mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decant pay,safe place to work

    Cons

    Poor scheduleing, no follow through on jobs or tasks a signed to many bosses trying to charge of the same project which leads to working in circles

    Advice to Management

    Try listing to the employee more


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    • 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!


  7. "Its an alright place to be"

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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

    Good pay, good employees, large company

    Cons

    management is out of touch

  8. "Good people, good job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Project manager"

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    • 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

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    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "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


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