Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  1. Production Worker

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Good Money, Benefits , And Time Off

    Cons

    Horrible Hours Working Swing Shift


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

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    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, lots to learn, excellent wages

    Cons

    Need to progress, in many aspects this company is stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Need more non-monetary recognition


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  5. Tough environment in which to find opportunities for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people trying to do good work.

    Cons

    Management is struggling to manage change and to ensure talent is well-suited to new business needs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting to know your people and their talents/strengths.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not bad, not great.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  7. Helpful (3)

    Beware don't believe other reviews…

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Company used to be much better under old management.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and head office benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management at both head office and at the plants.


  9. not particularly well managed but great to their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Focus on employee
    Growth into new market segments
    Good working conditions

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more progressive management techniques. Push to obtain top talent.


  10. Good place to Work at.

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    • 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Needs better talent management and development.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Two 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 Management

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



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