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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. "BU Mgr"

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


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "Manufacturing Efficiency"

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


  7. 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.


  8. "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.


  9. "sales Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Tultitlán, México (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Tultitlán, México (Mexico)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It is great company, with a lot opportunities to grow up

    Cons

    The process sometimes are very slow


  10. "Equal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good stable job and environment

    Cons

    Upper comunication breakdown and not listening

    Advice to Management

    They say all employees are equal.But when report a senior employee wrong doings.CEO choose to be quiet.


  11. "Department Head Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of oppurtunities to bring improvements

    Cons

    Poor leadership due to breakage of communications from top to bottom

    Advice to Management

    Top mgmt need to have more direct communications and feedbacks from the downlines...mid level managers playing politics and you are fooled by them and losing and lost alot of good employees



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