Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Production Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and great benefits. The guys that work are really great and we look out for each other.

    Cons

    Not very much time for yourself away from work. Long Hours, and hard work. Lots of overtime that is mandtory.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to forget about the employees. Its 120 degrees in the plant sometimes, and I feel like you forget about how hot it is to stay out there 12 hours a day.


  2. Good pay, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Maintainer
    Current Employee - Maintainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are as well. Some of the supervisors and leaders will try to help you.

    Cons

    To many other supervisors stuck in the pressure style environment. Even if you work hard, if they don't like you then you are screwed over with all the overtime while others get time off. To many cover ups. Supervisors will run lines even with known faults that will cause defective products.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There is a reason that multiple employees have quit or left departments. Just because you have time away from the job doesn't mean we want to spend all of our time there.


  3. Used to be a Great Company - not sure anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good people, Company has been around for a long time, good (not great) benefits

    Cons

    Lack of movement opportunities in the Company unless hand picked - too many politics

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - let the people go that are not getting their jobs done rather than move them around - if you have identified a good employee work at keeping them


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  5. Overall, good learning experience, but hard to move up.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are helpful and supportive. Company tries to give kudos by offering service awards for every 5 years of service. Compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Many people working at Ball are contingent, or contract workers. Frustrating when many have years of service, but are still in contract positions. (Benefits do not have to be paid out that way.)

    Advice to Management

    Better consideration should be given to those you keep (as contingent workers), as far as hiring them on permanently. Does it make sense to have to train new employees over and over? Or utilize those who obviously have been doing a good job for you -- (without benefits).


  6. Great place to be.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the employees make ball a wonderful place to work. Competitive pay and benefits are also nice.

    Cons

    The plant managers seem to be a little lacking in ability.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee welfare and the safety, quality, and numbers will follow.


  7. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good wages, cares about the employees, great benefits.

    Cons

    HR systems are lagging, leaving gaps in knowledgable workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Update succession planning systems, all the way down.


  8. Helpful (3)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company with a long history of over 125 years. Great compensation and office buildings. The company has great benefits, most of the employees )are great, world class manufacturing facilities.

    Cons

    The company has no real corporate culture, but is trying to hang on to the culture of the past family management. There has been a great deal of turn over at the corporate offices in Colorado. The company is dominated by white males, thus very little diversity. Diversity is only a show, the Aerospace division is an exception to this rule.  The company is very fragmented, while some divisions are running well, the largest division in USA and Canada is not the place to be in. Most of the executive management in this division are new with big echos. They are more focused on changing employee base than real strategy. The finance area is the most concerning, and the entire department has turned over. The division finance and administration management are creating and seems to thrive on operating with a very unhealthy culture.  If you don't agree with management you will be fired, thus most management is new and entire departments are having high turn over in the rank and file over the last 2 years. There is too much politics within the division, that coupled with executive management favoritism and upward mobility is not possible. You can only move around if a few in management like you. There is little or no employee development and engagement, it appears division management is basically carrying out employee cleansing, based on a private agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's happening to your largest division, it's management, culture and employee moral. If you don't act now this division under current management will destroy this great company from within.


  9. Very Generous Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ball offers a very generous compensation and benefits package. The company provides ample development opportunities for those who are willing to put in the work. Ball is very generous in its charitable giving in the communities where it operates. The company has been around a long time and is built on a history of success. There is very low turnover at the company which speaks highly of the culture.

    Cons

    A large company where underperformers can get lost. It's low turnover can also be seen as a negative in that ideas and policies remain a bit stagnant over time.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep up the good work.


  10. One of the best companies in the USA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good wages. Heavy emphasis on Safety. Production work is four days on four days off, 12 hours a day 6 to 6. Ball has many operations all over the world, to include Aerospace.

    Cons

    High noise level. Monthly rotating shifts from days to nights. Very hot on the production floor. It IS Florida! This information applies to the Tampa plant only.

    Advice to Management

    Keep turnover to a minimum.


  11. Excellent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, like the direction we are heading

    Cons

    Sometimes seemed like we did not want to make changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the same track we are on, love the communcation we are now seeing



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