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Bemis Reviews

Updated 22 November, 2014
Updated 22 November, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Corporate office salaried position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Appleton, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Executive management
    Good coworkers
    Safety conscious
    Reasonable work life balance
    Plants are very well run

    Cons

    Some middle managers are very poor leaders and micromanagers
    Pay significantly lacking, greatly trails the market for similar experience and duties
    Not promoting from within. When employees aren't promoted, doesn't that reflect poorly on middle management?
    Regular layoffs and plant closings create an environment of always watching your back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the areas with high turnover, are all of those employees bad or dissatisfied for the same reason?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Business Analyst IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Many responsibilities to manage such as software updates, testing, identifying improvements for business sectors, developing changes per customer requirements, second level help desk support, supporting the internal customers when problems or bugs were uncovered, travel, and much more.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, changes direction with the wind, continues to change the tires on the bus as it tries to drive down the road. No loyalty to the employee, failed to pay minimum pay rate for job description, pays less than industry standard, no matter how many hours or how much was accomplished, little positive feedback. Not supportive for employees over 40 years of age. Recent employee restructuring eliminated many over 40 professionals while still offering work for the same positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Insist on rate of pay before starting or don't expect to make the minimum through once a year pay raises (April 1). Negotiate vacation time. Keep an updated resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    HMMMM!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really!! Their Talent Acquisition team is weak at best!

    Cons

    The immature middle management team!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad changes at Bemis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Will provide you experience at a fortune 500 to help your resume

    Cons

    Poor company loyalty, low comp, taking away benefits, culture is poor, morale is at an all time low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bemis needs better leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internal Audit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Bemis as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Treated employees like family, great travel opportunities, everyone willing to answer questions

    Cons

    Only thing I didn't like was the location, it just wasn't somewhere I wanted to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Employee in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    When this company acquired Alcan, everything went down the drain...benefits, management, employee moral. I was used and abused. Just kept giving me more responsibilities with no intent of promoting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Nothing. They're cheap and money grabbers. I'm glad I left this hell hole.

    Cons

    Everything and everybody. HR in Bellwood, stupid, no degree, favors offsprings of higher ups to do the easy office internships. Offsprings of plant workers are treated differently. It goes on and on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great first engineering related work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Coop in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Bemis as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My daily responsibilities included much hands on experience while I was only at my desk roughly 20% of the time. Each day brought a new challenge to keep things interesting and fast paced.

    Cons

    There was often a noticeable disconnect between salaried and hourly unionized employees which could slow progress or even bring it to a halt. The job was in a small town with not much to do for a young professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time being "on call" for technical support could be better managed between multiple engineers and machine lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Reasonable place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Neenah, WI (US)

    I worked at Bemis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and hiring a number of engineers and specialists within Research and Development. Very good place to start your career. There's a lot of room to learn, make mistakes and grow.

    Cons

    An incredible amount of idle time. Also recently suffers from fairly high turnover of late. The work can also be kind of boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the benefits. They absolutely need to be better. The tuition assistance is no good. The opportunities to work remotely need to be expanded. Improve the workplace atmosphere to make it more fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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