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It's a family company, with all that comes with that

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shirley, MA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shirley, MA (US)

I worked at Bemis

Pros

First, the company is very important in the surrounding towns: it's a big employer locally, and the owners (the Howard Family) make a lot of local investments and coordinate a lot of volunteer work. The benefits include access to a small onsite gym, family healthplan with no premium, and a pension plan in addtion to a 401K plan.

Cons

If you've come from a larger corporate environment, you may be disappointed. The management is rather amateurish. My impression is that the current generation of family ownership is very civic minded, but lacks business experience. Middle-management especially is homegrown and very week. This could be an opportunity if you have a background in modern, metrics based management...you would be bringing religion to the wilderness here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although it's worked well for you so far, you may be left behind unless you embrace modern management techniques. Senior-management would especially benefit from some more seasoned hands.

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    Bemis IT is a great place to work

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

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Global company that has a small company family feel to it. Bemis allows most employees to leave to take care of family or personal issues with no questions asked. Company is progessive with technology which allows you to work with a lot of great technologies. Very little micromanagement which allows you the freedom to do your job without someone staring over your shoulder all of the time. They tend to give you "cost of living" increase every year.

    Cons

    IT does not have a ton of visibility from the Senior Level Management which allows for a lack in urgency in keeping up with needs especially in the facilities. This is also caused by the fact that IT has done such a good job of meeting the needs of the company that there is no perceived problem. The separation of IT between Neenah and Oshkosh creates a disconnect between what to two areas are working on which can cause issues. Certain divisions or departments have too leniency to do their own things which creates support issues and undermines policies. Salaries tend to be 10-20% below industry for the size of the company. No review process just standard raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great environment and add value by giving IT the tools they need. Do a salary review based on what the employees are doing not what their title is and compare it to the rest of the industry. Get IT department back to one facility.

    Recommends
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    Average employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Possible to work there and have a balance between life and work.

    Cons

    Not enough career opportunities for women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clearer direction on skill sets needed for future advancement opportunities. Do more training for leadership on management skills.

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