Ball Corporation
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www.ball.com Broomfield, CO 5000+ Employees

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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes

John A. Hayes

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not bad, not great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell funded, semi organized, stable business model as long as beer is being sold.

    ConsPoor MARCOM vision, typically painful IT constraints and lack of leadership

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company used to be much better under old management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and head office benefits.

    ConsPoor management at both head office and at the plants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    not particularly well managed but great to their employees

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFocus on employee
    Growth into new market segments
    Good working conditions

    ConsLack of accountability at executive level
    Mediocore talent
    Lots of "Good Ole Boy" networks in place

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt more progressive management techniques. Push to obtain top talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to Work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    ProsA company with allot of history. A global market leader in its business segment, good benefits for employees.

    ConsNeeds better talent management and development.

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    Great place to work, as long as you are in a good department.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    ProsGreat benefits. Friendly people. True sense of ownership in the company by every employee. Great location. The company believes in personal development and training.

    ConsTwo weeks of vacation for starting employees is behind the times. Some senior level managers are allowed to stay in their positions when they are ineffective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBall needs to implement 360 review process. This process would allow scoring of management effectiveness. Ball promotes based on friendships and not necessarily abilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not an employer who values experience and loyalty of employees, prefers outsiders especially if you're connected to CIO.

    IT Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Broomfield, CO

    Prosgood benefits and profit (EVA) sharing plan, friendly employees, excellent climate and location

    ConsIt is a who you know and not what you know culture especially in IT. If you're looking to grow in your career,look elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't think that if someone used to work in State government that they know anything about technology.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    tough work

    Loader (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay is decent and a lot of opportunities to work overtime. All of my coworkers were great to deal with.

    ConsThe shifts were for twelve hours a day and you are on your feet all day. In the summer the plant was hot. Several plant closings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget about your front line people. Benefits have gotten worse but this appears to be common throughout many companies.

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