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Bemis Reviews

Updated 16 November 2014
Updated 16 November 2014
36 Reviews
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36 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Corporate Greed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    I have been working at Bemis full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits and 3 and 4 days off

    Cons

    Management is all about the all mighty dollar and does not care about its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back our incentives and everything else you took away from us after the strike!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    new employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful employees, clean working conditions

    Cons

    none yet, things are going well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start and get experience.

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, decent benefits, 40 hour week for most employees, adequate pay for the area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth, unless you well connected. If you do get a promotion, it will only reflect your title, without change in pay. Poor communication from upper management. Company is behind on innovation side of things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Management doesn't have a clue what is going on.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Hours are available for a regular paycheck.

    Cons

    management is not very informed, doesn't know what is going on as far as the job goes. Management plays favorites and there is no one to voice concerns to who will actually listen. As far as promotions, they will hire outside of the department and even out of the company and train that individual instead of hiring a honest, hard working employee who has been doing the job for 7 years. Wish there was upper management who cared enough to know what is going on and know that logistic wise, they are losing a ton of money. Money is being wasted on new signage and new parking lots for corporate but cant make the lots bigger for the semis for business purposes. Many semis lined up down the road because there is not enough room to enter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get management out of the company who do not know what they are doing. Make sure if they are managing a team, they know how to operate the machinery themselves. There is so much going wrong on the inside and there is no way for employees to be heard other than dealing with a manger who doesn't know whats going on or going to HR who has no idea how operations work on the inside either. Is there a CEO who cares to know. Would be willing to discuss!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Bemis review search rich dough

    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

  11.  

    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

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