Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Good company, but there's concern about its direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Broomfield, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has decent benefits and fair salaries including a pension plan. Most management is great to work for. Pleasant work environment with lots of great people. Generally nice facilities. Many staffers love the company and treat it like their own. If you're under 50, it can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Employee loyalty and length of service is not rewarded. New breed of executives are mostly concerned about themselves and not the company. Major effort underway to get rid of longterm employees over 50. Middle managers are often stressed out and worried about their jobs. Decisions are often made for CYA purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CIO. He's a horrific manager who is egotistical, derisive, and blind to researched facts & opinions that don't coincide with his agenda. Many staffers and plant personnel would do anything for this company, but no longer believe management feels the same.


  2. Pressman/Coater Operator

    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator in Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    Very good wages,good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management did not know anything about printing that's why they closed the plant!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that knows whats going on!!!!!!!!


  3. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work if you are of the mind to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good group of people to work with, some have good team spirit, good management at times others not so good.

    Cons

    Union plant - hard to work with some people and get rid of the 'deadwood', lots of having to work overtime or weekends at last minute,


  7. Pretty good place to work if you're actually willing to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Reidsville, NC
    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Reidsville, NC

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Machine operator job isn't horrible, the pay was nice, good team spirit for most of the team, good supervisors

    Cons

    Upper level management more into show than actual implementation, lots of "deadwood" floating about protected by union, last minute overtime

    Advice to Management

    Try to bridge the gap between the upper level management and the workers and corporate and the workers, try to respect the temps who come in because many come in under the idea they have a chance to be hired on permanently. Also, promote and reward those who deserve it rather than those who are just there and connected to the company by family workers


  8. Great company with old ways.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, company culture, compensation,

    Cons

    Poor communication, opportunities, work/life balance


  9. maintenance mechanic

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    Started out there when it was US CAN. Enjoyed working with friendly people. Pay was good, benefit was good. Pretty good environment to to at.

    Cons

    Well can't really say there's a con, because in my opinion, I'm there to work, so have to do what I am told to do. Yes there are days that kinda wore you out and days that are smooth sailing. It's a good place to work and it pays the bills. Main con is that it shut down. I would've have stayed there if it wasn't shut down

    Advice to Management

    Some of the managers could've been more relax, meaning don't hound the maintenance guy while he's working on the machine, because no one wants to leave the lines down more then we have too. That's where the money's at. Yes it gets stressful at time, but not making it any better by putting pressure. Overall, everyone was trying to do their job and it's understandable they'll be days of frustration.


  10. mechanic

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

    I have been working at Ball Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay good benefit package

    Cons

    long hours rotatating shifts lots of clicks among

    Advice to Management

    move upper management around so u dont develop clicks in upper management


  11. great learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Great pay Great benefits Strong opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The culture is very divisive



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