Bemis Reviews

Updated 4 August, 2014
Updated 4 August, 2014
27 Reviews

2.5
27 Reviews
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Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen
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  1.  

    Communication Problems and Slow Response to Questions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics
    Former Employee - Logistics

    I worked at Bemis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Atmosphere is friendly. Rate of pay is okay. Opportunity to advance if you play the game their way. Occasionally proactive to situations.

    Cons

    Management has HUGE problems communicating effectively or accurately to their employees or perspective (contract) employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to tell the truth and not WALK on your employees. Remember you came from somewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sexual Discrimination

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice hourly people, benefits are stable

    Cons

    The worst place for women to work, you are literally treated like you are in the 50's. It is just a matter of time before they get a class action lawsuit in discrimination. Never seen so many managers with huge ego's and bullying as a leadership style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, know that women are a contributing species. Really try to find managers that are transforming, not tearing down. Really get with the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for getting your foot in the door, then get out.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I worked at Bemis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Parking is good. Lots of places to go if you need to get away for lunch (if you are allowed).

    Cons

    No advancement for someone who isn't related to someone already in an advanced position or if you don't have a mechanical engineering degree. HR is a joke. If you have any issues they will not be handled appropriately or quietly. Management is slow to praise but very quick to pass the buck as well as the blame. Many managers can't manage and instead of being let go or demoted they are promoted or moved to manage a different angle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of your comfort zone and let go those you know can't manage. Embrace those who are true leaders and have great knowledge. Respect those below you and respond to their innovation, as you claim the company is based on innovation. Remember your hourly employees sacrifice a lot with the swing shifts they work.

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

    Engineering

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    Current Employee - Plant Engineer  in  Shelbyville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Shelbyville, KY (US)

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good overall company to work for.

    Cons

    Company has some culture issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on Culture at certain locations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Career Path

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There was no need to worry about advancement. All high level positons were filled by those from the outside.

    Cons

    Unless you are in the Fox River Valley, you have little chance to advance. At the plant level, outsiders were constantly brought in to take higher level positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Department Supervisor
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor

    I have been working at Bemis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better than unemployment
    Large organization
    More than 150 years of existence

    Cons

    No interest in input from employees
    Very short-sighted strategic decisions
    Very un-informed upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time to learn your business before making strategic decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bemis is truely a professional company with professional people

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    Current Employee - Supervisor I T Audit  in  Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Supervisor I T Audit in Oshkosh, WI (US)

    I have been working at Bemis

    Pros

    Bemis treats employees with dignity, respect, and a professionalism unmatched in the country. Bemis finds, trains, and keeps excellent employees.

    Cons

    If you enjoy the northern states, like Minnesota or Wisconsin, then Bemis headquarters and location of employment may be a perfect fit for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Good work. Your company is truely a wonderful environment to work and grow a career. Best wishes to your fine organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    I worked at Bemis

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    People are great to work with.
    Large company culture
    Bemis' Products are located in every aisle of the grocery store

    Cons

    Large company culture
    Human Resources department can be tough to deal with, too bureaucratic
    Bemis doesn't understand their key assets are employees.\

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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