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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
40 Reviews
3.6
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  1.  

    Great company with old ways.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Great colleagues, company culture, compensation,

    Cons

    Poor communication, opportunities, work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, high stressed, and overall horrible place to work.

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    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN
    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Pay was excellent. The people who worked there were good people. Decent benefits. That's all I can say good about the job.

    Cons

    Management was very indecisive, and did not know what they were doing. The work environment is very hot, and high stress. Terrible training and leadership. Too many cliques, they promote people without knowledge or ability. All in all a money trap, make too much money to do the sane thing, and walk away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everyone a favor, and try to do the job you ask of your associate for a month. Then maybe you would understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    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,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent pay, and respect for upper management

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    Former Intern - Engineering
    Former Intern - Engineering

    I worked at Ball Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was very respectable, as well as the company focused on continuing to invest in it's employees. I've gotten the change to speak with Balls CEO John Hayes while working there, and his attitude about the company, as well as focus as a company is a place I want to be.

    Cons

    As with most companies, there's a disconnect between corporate and plants, which creates problems when trying to improve the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience.

    Former Employee - Production Tech in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Golden, CO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gave me a good opportunity to transition from active duty Air Force,, great leadership and company values

    Cons

    Worked with many high tenure people whom di not understand my roll in the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to speak of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Tough environment in which to find opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    End off ball

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Permanent laid off after years of working there this company is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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