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Bemis Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance; location has low-cost housing; opportunity for advancement; mellow organization overall (in 8 reviews)

  • Easy, fast pased job with good pay and good benefits (in 10 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. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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    "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. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Converting"

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


  11. "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.



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