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Updated May 14, 2014

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3.0 26 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Bemis President and CEO Henry J. Theisen

Henry J. Theisen

(14 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Sexual Discrimination

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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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    Engineering

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

    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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    Large company

    Engineer (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    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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    Career Path

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was no need to worry about advancement. All high level positons were filled by those from the outside.

    ConsUnless 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a paycheck

    Department Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsBetter than unemployment
    Large organization
    More than 150 years of existence

    ConsNo interest in input from employees
    Very short-sighted strategic decisions
    Very un-informed upper management

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time to learn your business before making strategic decisions

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

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    Bemis is truely a professional company with professional people

    Supervisor I T Audit (Current Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsBemis treats employees with dignity, respect, and a professionalism unmatched in the country. Bemis finds, trains, and keeps excellent employees.

    ConsIf you enjoy the northern states, like Minnesota or Wisconsin, then Bemis headquarters and location of employment may be a perfect fit for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the Good work. Your company is truely a wonderful environment to work and grow a career. Best wishes to your fine organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved most aspects of my job even during the stressful economic times that the company experienced in recent years.

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

    ProsI 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.

    ConsIt was very difficult finding opportunities for advancement. Most exempt employees worked very long hours on a regular basis, particularly during the economic hard times.

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    Excellent place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are great to work with.
    Large company culture
    Bemis' Products are located in every aisle of the grocery store

    ConsLarge company culture
    Human Resources department can be tough to deal with, too bureaucratic
    Bemis doesn't understand their key assets are employees.\

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very Educational

    Mechanical Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee) Oshkosh, WI (US)

    ProsThe company supports personal growth and learning very well. Big company with small company feel which makes it an easy place to work.

    ConsSome of the facilities use union labor, it make it hard to get work done because the negative attitude of union workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the unions out of the shop to keep a positive attitude in the work place and keep productivity up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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