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Bemis Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 9 reviews)

  • Great flexibility with intern hours, worked with a lot of great people, loved my managers and peers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management doesn't understand what it's like in the departments, although they think they know everything (in 9 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. "Former employee at BAP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Alot of initiatives from corporate level that drives change.

    Cons

    But not with the local management team. No work life balance, they squeeze your life out, poor decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your staff.


  2. 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

  3. 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


  4. "Manufacturing Efficiency"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance & Facilities Assistant Manager in Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Maintenance & Facilities Assistant Manager in Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many oppurtunities for improvements in terms of processing & automations

    Cons

    Top management in a box

    Advice to Management

    Take inputs from employees that are from different fields as they are out of the box


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Graphic Administrator"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Shift supervisor"

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    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!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Administration"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "overextended"

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    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


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