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You could not work for a more company more hostile towards its lower level employees

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Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN (US)
Current Employee - Press Operator in Terre Haute, IN (US)

I have been working at Bemis

Pros

Its a pay check and has decent benefits. But they will never hire another full time employee only season help and temp workers.

Cons

Constant policy changes designed to write up and fire as many hourly employees as possible.
Constant harassment from management.
Now matter what you do or how good you do it it is never enough.
Unequal treatment between employees.
They hire people to run departments that have no clue about the production process for the department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit changing policies every week. When your employees tell there is a problem listen. Employee morale is important and right now it cant get much lower. Learn to cooperate with the bargaining unit. They are not your enemy but are there to help.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    It's a family company, with all that comes with that

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    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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    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)

    I worked at Bemis

    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
    Approves of CEO
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