Bemis
3.1 of 5 22 reviews
www.bemis.com Neenah, WI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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79% Approve of the CEO

Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen

Henry J. Theisen

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent work environment with great people

Process Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Bemis full-time

ProsThe 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.

ConsSalaries 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 Senior ManagementPay attention to salary levels for other major employers in the area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineer (Former Employee)
Terre Haute, IN (US)

I worked at Bemis full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat 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.

ConsAlways 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bemis

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

ConsNot convinced that the company values employees as much as they claim they do, too strict with job pay ranges.

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Manufacturing Office

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bemis for more than 8 years

Prosplant co-workers are helpful and long-term.

ConsCorporate 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 Senior ManagementIncorporate ethics, morals, and values into your tasks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bemis

ProsAcceptable salaries for the majority of people

ConsSlow decision making towards a customer claim

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to the middle management

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Communication Problems and Slow Response to Questions

Logistics (Former Employee)

I worked at Bemis full-time for more than a year

ProsAtmosphere is friendly. Rate of pay is okay. Opportunity to advance if you play the game their way. Occasionally proactive to situations.

ConsManagement has HUGE problems communicating effectively or accurately to their employees or perspective (contract) employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to tell the truth and not WALK on your employees. Remember you came from somewhere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sexual Discrimination

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsNice hourly people, benefits are stable

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGet 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Data Analyst (Former Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

I worked at Bemis full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits are pretty good. Parking is good. Lots of places to go if you need to get away for lunch (if you are allowed).

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementStep 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Plant Engineer (Current Employee)
Shelbyville, KY (US)

I have been working at Bemis full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood overall company to work for.

ConsCompany has some culture issues

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on Culture at certain locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Oshkosh, WI (US)

I have been working at Bemis full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPleasant place to work
Hardworking, dedicated people
Revenue funneled back into R&D and acquisitions

ConsAverage-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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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