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Bemis Reviews

Updated 6 May 2014
Updated 6 May 2014
27 Reviews

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

    new employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    Excellent work environment with great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Engineer

    Pros

    The people are great to work with, and the environment encourages everyone to succeed. There are numerous opportunities to work in different areas and find the place that you enjoy most.

    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

    Pay attention to salary levels for other major employers in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    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
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    Large company

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

    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
  6.  

    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)

    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
  7.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8.  

    Exposed to opportunities to better my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Different opportunities throughout the country and you are given the chance to explore these opportunities. Smalleer plants do give more of a personal job.

    Cons

    Large company, nothing is personal. Some jobs the pay isn't at where the competitors are paying for comparable jobs and positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more focus on rewarding the production associates. This is where the money and buisiness opportunities are made or lossed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    Pros

    Worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing. Very large company. Good benefits. I am glad to work for such a stable company.

    Cons

    I believe there are times when the sales force and the rest of the company don't communicate as well as they should.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bemis IT is a great place to work

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

    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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