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Bemis Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 9 reviews)

  • Easy, fast pased job with good pay and good benefits (in 16 reviews)

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

  • Hours, rotating shifts, work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Stay Away!!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None currently-Great company 2 years ago but in terrible disarray now. May well be sold. Badly mismanaged

    Cons

    Disloyal, uncaring, cut-throat, badly mismanaged, clueless

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can help you!


  2. "General labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    Wack company that doesn’t help

    Cons

    Bad staff with a never ending grump attitude

    Advice to Management

    Adresss the issue

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Management, yes we can do that"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Pay was in the upper area for the field. Benefits were OK. If you buy into the culture, it can be a good thing or bad for your health.

    Cons

    Management only had their own backs and buddy program. Lower managers simply said yes. If you had other ideas management was always right and you were pushed out. Very much lack of trust. If you wanted to advance or move around you needed to be on everyone's good side. Long hours and expectation of always be available.

    Advice to Management

    Turn over management, Use your votes and turn over the head table.


  4. "Press Dept."

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    • 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

    Pros

    That the Corporate Shareholders got what they wanted!!! Employee's can find better.

    Cons

    Displacing hundreds of employee's and their family's

    Advice to Management

    To seek emotion's and find a Heart! This for Corporate and their Shareholders the little people have lives, family's and dreams also..... ..... !!!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor business outlook. Constantly changing managers. SAP implementation has taken more than a decade and is still not complete.

    Advice to Management

    Weak fundamentals and short-term decision making.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Films converting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pauls Valley, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pauls Valley, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you worked with were nice and helpful.

    Cons

    crap upper management, don't promote, always looking to get rid of you if you aren't a brown noser

    Advice to Management

    treat your staff better, promote from with in, and listen to peoples ideas


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Sad, indentured servants"

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    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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Converting"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Graphic Technician"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Graphic Administrator"

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    • 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.


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