Bemis Reviews

Updated 2 October, 2014
Updated 2 October, 2014
31 Reviews
2.8
31 Reviews
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Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen
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    Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Non Caring Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    Pros

    Used to be a really good company to work for till they merged with Alcan

    Cons

    Customer Service in Hazleton, Pa was let go with little compassion from upper management. We had the choice of moving or taking the most awful severance pay ever. Your job is not safe unless you work in WI, fake you know what your doing because you have a degree from an Ivy League School and know how to cry when the time suits you, or you are a young person who can push out a senior person. This company does not care about you. stay Away!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. ethics, trust. Do you even know what that is? Your business decision affected a lot of people and families

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manufacturing Office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    plant co-workers are helpful and long-term.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't respect plant employees. it's all about them, their numbers and implementing their goals.... all corporate departments don't work together, therefore 80 different initiatives need to done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate ethics, morals, and values into your tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis

    Pros

    Acceptable salaries for the majority of people

    Cons

    Slow decision making towards a customer claim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the middle management

  6.  

    Communication Problems and Slow Response to Questions

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

    I worked at Bemis full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Sexual Discrimination

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

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Bemis full-time (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
  9.  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Shelbyville, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer in Shelbyville, KY (US)

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large company

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Career Path

    • 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

    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

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