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Bemis Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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William F. Austen
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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. "Sad, indentured servants"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Project manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    None none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Good people, good job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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  5. "Manufacturing supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Culture Change"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Administrator"

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


  9. "Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "CFO Latin America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer Latin America in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer Latin America in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable company that serves mainly food and personal care market segments.

    Cons

    The company is not reaching shareholders expectations in the last two years.


  11. "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    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



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