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Bemis Reviews

Updated September 5, 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)

  • 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
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    • 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. "R&D"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Good safety culture, clean environment

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of teamwork

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Basics Benefits of Bemis"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Production supervisor"

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    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.


  5. "Engineering Co-op"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    - Great people. It's refreshing to work somewhere where people enjoy coming to work.
    - Free sodas/coffee/snacks, often free lunch. I probably got free lunch 1-2 a week.
    - Able to move laterally to new departments, job shadow, and learn new skills within the company.
    - Flextime, based on your supervisor.
    - Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Weird division of departments make projects grind to a halt due to bureaucracy. This is made worse as some plants used different methods of organization.
    - Sharing R&D time with production planning. On one hand: great, you know your project will run well on real equipment. On the other, your ability to run a project is completely tied to who you know, who you can bribe with food, and the whims of the production manager. Get a pilot plant.

    Advice to Management

    Get your plant managers, engineering segment leaders, and business segment leaders together in a room and plan concurrently. Have your segment leaders explain what their needs and timetables are, and have the managers lay out what their capabilities are.

    Get more pilot planning capabilities.


  6. "Good people, good job"

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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. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Administrator"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "R&D Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bemis as an intern

    Pros

    Bemis Innovation Center is an amazing environment to work at. Brand new building with terrific resources. Felt like a full-time employee and worked on innovative and purposeful projects throughout co-op.

    Cons

    Everyone's experience is different. A few things that bothered me but nothing too much. Unless you are from the fox valley, enjoy traveling or hiking there is not too much to around here.


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