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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. "I loved most aspects of my job even during the stressful economic times that the company experienced in recent years."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I felt there was great interaction between departments to maintain a cutting edge within the industry. The manufacturing facility in Indiana managed to recover during economic challenges that required substantial downsizing.

    Cons

    It was very difficult finding opportunities for advancement. Most exempt employees worked very long hours on a regular basis, particularly during the economic hard times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant place to work
    Hardworking, dedicated people
    Revenue funneled back into R&D and acquisitions

    Cons

    Average-to-Below average hourly pay and salaries
    Plants & Divisions managed differently, no standardization
    Lack of cooperation from plant-to-plant and corporate-to-plant
    High employee turnover in production


  3. "As a full time college student, they work with me well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pauls Valley, OK
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pauls Valley, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with my school schedule, and they are always keeping the job challenging. They say they want to hire me as soon as I graduate.

    Cons

    I wasn't trained as I believe I should have been. They just kind of threw me into the position that I am in now and expected me to know everything already.


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture, good work life balance, didn't bother you with wasted meetings and beaurocratic nonsense. Let you do your work, and get it done without micromanaging. Excellent place to grow and learn from. Great on cross traning and giving opportunties to advance via different departments.

    Cons

    Always pays on the low side of the industry, part of HR strategy. But acceptable since it is low stress and well managed by good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment with great people"

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

    I worked at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, and the environment encourages everyone to succeed. There are numerous opportunities to work in different areas and find the place that you enjoy most.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower that what can be achieved at similar positions elsewhere in the area. It is much more difficult to advance in the manufacturing side of the business, than on the corporate side.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to salary levels for other major employers in the area.


  7. "new employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful employees, clean working conditions

    Cons

    none yet, things are going well

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There have been a lot of changes at Bemis and many consider change as a negative. However, they seem to be improving efficiencies and making choices to be more competitive. If keeping the company competitive and profitable means we all keep our jobs, I'm all for it.

    There is opportunity to get good experience in several areas to advance career.

    Cons

    Employees get training and experience, but the pay does not always reflect experience. Employees who are with the company for a long time tend to get penalized on pay in comparison to employees hired externally.

    Communication continues to be a concern. Management and Neenah Corporate tend to keep secrets.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your loyal employees with compensation, don't penalize them.

    Transparency can be a good thing! Not everything is confidential.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

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

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love most aspects of the job at Bemis even during the tough economic times, they stayed positive.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower that what can be achieved at similar positions elsewhere in the area. It is much more difficult to advance in the manufacturing side of the business, than on the corporate side.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like the people with the most seniority were treated the worst.


  10. "So far, so good"

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

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

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - lots of interaction among individuals in departments
    - great work life balance
    - opportunities to move around within Bemis

    Cons

    - gossip among employees
    - manager can micromanage from time to time
    - work is a little slow


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Project manager for graphics of flexible packaging."

    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

    Pros

    Company is overall great to work for. Competitive pay and excellent benefits. Have never really felt like it is a dog eat dog kind of environment. Managers and interdepartmental and facility colleagues are supportive and helpful. You feel like you're part of a team.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times when dealing with difficult customers. Company can feel a little too big from time to time which can make interaction with colleagues outside of your department or direct facility impersonal.


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