Bemis Reviews

Updated 7 September 2014
Updated 7 September 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen
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  1.  

    Reasonable place to work.

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Good place to start and get experience.

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bemis

    Pros

    Decent benefits, lots of structure (which can also be a con).

    Cons

    Not convinced that the company values employees as much as they claim they do, too strict with job pay ranges.

    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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Engineering

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    • 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 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
  8.  

    Career Path

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    • Senior Management
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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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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