Bemis Reviews

Updated 28 October 2015
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William F. Austen
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  • Upper management is a good ole boys club (in 7 reviews)

  • The Fox Valley is a great place to raise a family and most of the locations for Bemis are in the Fox Valley (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A handful of the people are fairly good to work with. It would be a 1 star except the benefits are actually decent compared to most other large organizations with the exception of pay.

    Cons

    There is no unified organization. Each plant operates in it's own way with it's own rules. Things such as pay, overtime rules and vacation vary significantly even within the same section of a state for multiple facilities. The company is not interested in providing financial commitment to the upgrade of outdated equipment, instead the primary focus is to save pennies by bringing in lower quality materials which create additional headaches. Everything is extremely micromanaged to the finest detail. You better have an engineering degree or there's not many opportunities no matter how much experience and knowledge you gain. Pay is not very competitive with similar positions in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who have actually been doing the hands-on work and understand the processes. Give people the chance to do their work without wasting time on ridiculous ideas.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unfortunately Not A Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions, lack transparency, and does not own poor outcomes. Drives the teams to work beyond normal work weeks or else you are not considered a high performer. Definitely need to kiss you know what to get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from Top Companies to Work For. Happy employees equal higher output.


  3. "Rewind operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rewind Machine Operator in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Rewind Machine Operator in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bemis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was ok for the work but the scheduling in production sucks wouldn't recommend if you have a family or life outside work

    Cons

    High turnover in production the 12 hr shift work sucks can't get use to the day/night rotation management doesn't listen


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "IT Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT Employee in Neenah, WI (US)
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Neenah, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits, and good life balance.

    Cons

    too much Gossip environment, very little opportunities for promotion, favoritism for certain employees, lack of credibility in IT leaders


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile Environment after Alcan Acquisition in 2010"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in New London, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Office in New London, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union shop where pay is great. Bemis has many positions and locations. It used to be a great place to work before the Alcan acquisition.

    Cons

    Work environment is hostile. Employees measured on metrics that no human can successfully succeed. Allows management to fire anyone they don't like. Plant manager refuses to get to know anyone that is not in inner management circle. Employees without degrees are disrespected. Almost 40% office turnover rate this past year.

    Advice to Management

    Value ALL of your employees. Managing by fear produces great results for a couple of years but in the long run, the company will suffer due to the loss of human resources.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Dissatisfied and Disappointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly People Location- Downtown areas are nice- also close to other big cities (Madison, Milwaukee, etc.) Commute to work

    Cons

    -Hours -Lack of Management -Lack of Direction / Vision -Few resources/tools available to actually do your work -No training or mentorship for new employees- sink or swim!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's concerns! Provide equipment that will allow for jobs to be completed Provide job clarity- what is it you hope to accomplish? What's the vision? Provide useful and relevant feedback


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Business Analyst IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst - IT in Neenah, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many responsibilities to manage such as software updates, testing, identifying improvements for business sectors, developing changes per customer requirements, second level help desk support, supporting the internal customers when problems or bugs were uncovered, travel, and much more.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management, changes direction with the wind, continues to change the tires on the bus as it tries to drive down the road. No loyalty to the employee, failed to pay minimum pay rate for job description, pays less than industry standard, no matter how many hours or how much was accomplished, little positive feedback. Not supportive for employees over 40 years of age. Recent employee restructuring eliminated many over 40 professionals while still offering work for the same positions.

    Advice to Management

    Insist on rate of pay before starting or don't expect to make the minimum through once a year pay raises (April 1). Negotiate vacation time. Keep an updated resume.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "HMMMM!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really!! Their Talent Acquisition team is weak at best!

    Cons

    The immature middle management team!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad changes at Bemis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Will provide you experience at a fortune 500 to help your resume

    Cons

    Poor company loyalty, low comp, taking away benefits, culture is poor, morale is at an all time low

    Advice to Management

    Bemis needs better leadership


  11. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Oshkosh, WI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bemis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Step 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.



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