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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Many people are long-term (career) employees. They know the company, they are committed to doing a good job, and they work hard. They care about the company and its successes. This is one of the few remaining places where many people work their entire careers.
    Ball provides very good benefits for their employees. It emphasizes health and savings for the future. Health care options are reasonable and broad enough to accommodate different needs. Ball pays a significant part of the costs.
    Ball still provides a pension plan in addition to 401(k), including match. There is no fixed number of sick days, and my experience is that people do not abuse this. After 5 consecutive days, short-term disability kicks in.

    Cons

    Long-term employment can engender the "we've always done it this way" mentality. Change is difficult.
    Management deficiencies are not addressed in a timely manner. Departments founder while senior management looks the other way.
    Growth by acquisition with no defined process for integration has made Ball a corporation of individual entities. There are no common processes, which causes inefficiencies and engenders errors. Each manufacturing plant works differently. None wants to change. There is no standardization, which means there is no common ground and no basis for comparison. Power plays abound.
    Old school reigns. Technology is resisted. Attracting and retaining younger, motivated employees is a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review HR exit interviews -scuttlebutt is they are stuck in a folder and never looked at. Ask HR about the feedback they're getting - and tell them you want the truth. Ask for information from line employees. Review departmental managements' claims. Dig into the details. Look at department trends - turnover, promotions, organization (regular reorganizing, levels of management, direct report numbers). Don't believe the spin.

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    Ball Corp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    The Company truely cares about the employees. Ball Corporations is also the leader in the Packaging and Containers industry and is poised for growth in the future.

    Cons

    Poor systems that cannot support the size of the business. Executive leadership that is stuck in the past and still thinks they can run a global corporation using the same old methods that they have used for 135 years. They are not progressive or systematic in their thought process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time to turn the executive leadership team over to some more progressive leaders that can lead this company into the future. Westerlund specifically is holding back the Administration and HR groups.

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