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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. "Just Ok, but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, safe and stable. Gain share is nice and 401k match is great. People are friendly everywhere you go. The bar for success is pretty low.

    Cons

    Too risk averse, difficult to get direction from leadership. Decisions seem reactive. Lack of turnover from middle management leads to lack of opportunities for ambitious employees. Long term employees are complete barriers to progress.


  2. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Quality control technician"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety and quality very important.

    Cons

    poor mid-level and plant level management in relation to pay and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything is a negotiation. Pay what is reasonable, without haggling.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "high and mighty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centerville, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centerville, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the area
    benefits
    all the overtime you could ask for

    Cons

    Extreme Mandatory overtime
    little work/life balance
    work 13 days on 1 day off often
    Policies seem to change often without notice to the employees
    Communication from management lacks
    Plant seems to want quantity instead of quality.
    upper management doesn't understand what it's like in the departments, although they think they know everything

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your employees more, ask them for their input. working 60 hours a week just makes employees fatigued and puts the safety of the employee, work, and product in jeopardy.


  6. "Great R&D experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities within the company (domestic and globally)

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to track the proper information or to know which person is the expert on a certain thing. You have to ask your contacts for advice and for people recommendations a lot.


  7. "Solid Company; Great career opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that does a good job balancing long-term business health with short term demands. Leadership is placing a focus on improving performance, from both a total-company financial perspective and an individual-employee perspective. Accountability is weaving its way throughout the organization, which is a great thing for hard-working, results-oriented employees. Lots of career advancement opportunities, and the company rewards employees who deliver/perform.

    Cons

    It takes time to weave the change through the entire organization. Good start, a way to go yet. Probably true at any company undergoing change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to have high expectations for our organization.


  8. "work issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Hire in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - New Hire in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great hours with a 2,2,3 schedule and very relaxed atmosphere. Great career if interested in one and many jobs are skilled labor. Non-Union which keeps 3rd party people from taking unnecessary money from peoples hard earned paychecks. Friendly management for the most part. If on days, you get to enjoy all of your days off. Air conditioned which is abnormal for production facility.

    Cons

    Very relaxed atmosphere as many employees have no sense of urgency. Because many jobs are skilled labor it makes it hard to hire from off the streets and keep good employees. Some employees are younger and seems like are only here for the paycheck while others work their butts off. If on night shift then most of the first day off is spent sleeping and they really should throw in some kind of rotation. Thought about going into management as they had an opening but know that on days off the supervisors have to go in or stay over and that kills part of their day off and they don't even get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the veteran employees as long as they can and show them they are needed and necessary.


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits. Nice people to work with, provided training opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    No down sides, enjoyed working at Bemis,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job listening to employees and rewarding excellent performance


  10. "Good Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Work/Life Balance
    I have an approachable boss who cares about my career development

    Cons

    Medical Insurance is costly
    High Out-of-Pocket maximum
    Not much investment in old plants


  11. "Good Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Full insurance and two week vacation starting (salary)
    Good pay for the area
    Good company practices
    The company does a lot of extra stuff for the employees i.e. feed them, take them on trips, etc

    Cons

    Work to home life ratio is really, really bad
    Occasional tiffs with management can turn into grudge wars



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