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Bemis Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • People are great, lots of opportunity for an engineer to be hands on and make a difference (in 10 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 8 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)

    "Sad, indentured servants"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Converting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Converting Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Converting Assistant in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Nice paychecks/benefits
    -Fair amount of downtime
    -Simple tasks
    -You're lucky if you meet and get to know the cool people there

    Cons

    -Snitches/Sabotage/Clicks/Fake Individuals
    -Management picks favorites
    -Management spies on you to find any reason to fire you or put you on their bad list
    -Management has a bully mentality and likes to intimidate you
    -Management gossips about employees constantly
    -Management picks on the hardest-working employees [imo because they are humble (goes back to the bully mentality)] while saying nothing to the slackers
    -Management pretends to know everything, but have no clue what's actually going on on the floor (out of touch with reality)
    -Half the people I work with don't even do their jobs and get paid to just walk around and talk
    -Poor work ethic atmosphere depending on who you're grouped with (it's like high school when you were forced to do group projects with kids that didn't care/help at all; your grade will suffer and you will be forced to do all of the work while the slackers get credit for your hard work/effort)
    -There are individuals that will mess with the machines to sabotage you (this is completely counterproductive and just wrong on so many levels)
    -By the time you get to your off day, you're so exausted you'll want to sleep for 12+ hours
    -Not sure who to trust (people make up all sorts of rumors)
    -NO PROPER TRAINING
    -NOT A WORK ATMOSPHERE YOU'LL WANT TO PUT UP WITH FOR LONG

    Advice to Management

    Bemis is not a life/death matter. What we do on our off days is none of your business. Our lives do not revolve around Bemis, we have lives outside of Bemis too. You wonder why your hardworking employees walk out on you, it's because they have to put up with such immature behavior and they find that out fairly quickly. Sorry not sorry to spill the beans. Definitely need to treat your workers with more respect. Find qualified trainers to teach the job so that employees actually know their responsibilities. Also, find qualified managers to manage properly. And there's no reason to make things personal, just use constructive criticism like a normal manager, it's far more productive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Graphic Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with (or at least until they get feed up and leave)
    Company does give freebies
    Free meals twice a month

    Cons

    Lots of Mandatory overtime.
    Managment has their favorites who get special treatments and rewards.
    Unrealistic expectations that employees are supposed to be perfect all the time.
    Peformance is based on a flawed system, but managment does not want to admit they are wrong.
    Favoritism among family members in the company is the only way to advance.
    Management is way out of touch with reality, and would rather lose employees than letting them transfer to other positions within the company.
    Bad employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell your employees "Think of all the extra money you are making." When they complain about all the mandatory OT. It does not mean much when you have no time away from work to enjoy it and their families. Sometimes you have to admit your system is flawed.


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Graphic Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Administrator in New London, WI
    Former Employee - Graphic Administrator in New London, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were easy to get along with.
    Employee appreciation lunches provided.
    Lunch & learn seminars provided.
    Decent benefits.
    Holidays off.

    Cons

    Mandatory extreme amounts of overtime.
    Unrealistic expectations of a single person.
    Unbalanced workloads.
    Favoritism among family members in the company.
    Management is way out of touch with reality.
    The sales force is lazy and unwilling to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to expect your employees to work 12-14+ hours per day on average without OT pay just to be behind on workload anyways, you need to be willing to stay and help...not leave at 5pm everyday.

    People have lives outside of work.

    Your employees need your support, not constant criticism of a single mistake out of hundreds of jobs.

    Stop closing your doors and scheduling meetings all day so you're unavailable, leaving employees to fend for themselves.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Shift supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good schedule and can get a lot of time off. Can work as much OT as you want because they are short staffed.

    Cons

    Not appreciated. Expected to know what happened while you were off. Short staffed. Pay for what you have to do. People I the floor make more than supervisors

    Advice to Management

    They need to appreciate their supervisors as they wear many hats and are the face of management. They need to realize that it is not fair for the people on the floor to make more money than the people who are responsible for them!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Administration"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parking - since most upper management leaders work a very short schedule, you can always find great parking close to an entrance. The bar for performance is set so low, it is impossible not to have some level of success. Many of us could stop coming to work for days without our managers knowing. That said, be careful to out perform your direct supervision as the company is political and outperforming your management is highly discouraged and is a means to a quick exit from the company.

    Cons

    Limited incentive to work beyond the scope of your own job because of the leadership dysfunction within the company. Challenging work is rare and is typically tasked to those employees who are part of a "good ole boys" network and frankly have the experience and knowledge to execute a plan. The company does a great job using the energy and efforts of our employees with a sense of entitlement and limited recognition and reward.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck - the company stopped listening to us about 2 years ago. Upper leadership continues to pound in and brainwash us to think a certain way and is sucking the creativity and energy from the people that actually work to get things done. There is low performing culture that exists here and most here are skeptical that we work for a company that has our best intentions in mind.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "overextended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    innovative, established big market leader

    Cons

    nepotism, overextended, short sighted, questionable ethics

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of the experienced people that built the company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Plant Closing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for when it was Perfecseal Inc.( Before Bemis bought it.)

    Cons

    Plant is closing at the end of 2015

    Advice to Management

    Big mistake closing the PA plant and trying to relocate to WI.
    You will be losing all the experience, add new coating method is unproved.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "last resort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Shelbyville, KY
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Shelbyville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a weekly paycheck. The insurance is adequate. They allow you all the OT you could possibly want. Ummmm.....there's honesty not much else.

    Cons

    If you work on the floor and don't have a college degree.....be prepared to pay the consequences for your short-comings! You will be bullied and discriminated against. Think management will help? Nope! They have set the example for the bullies to follow. They gave everyone their reviews. A week later they came back and posted a paper that showed everyone would get 1% less than the raise they were given. They also hire people in making nearly the same pay as those that have been there over 10 years. They appreciate nothing out of the "common folk."

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before you run this company into the ground! Start showing some concern and appreciation for those that work on the floor. Remember....if it weren't for us peons you wouldn't have a job.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay good insurance

    Cons

    horrible management, sexual harassment, long hours, hot, not appreciated at all

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees not your saries



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