Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A strong and ethical company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Madison, WI

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

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

    Pros

    People are treated very well. Management genuinely care about the safety of the employees and try to promote fellowship and camaraderie. Movement between plants is encouraged.

    Cons

    Experience trumps education. Several plants are in relatively small and rural areas, where developing relationships is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going. The company is doing very well!!!


  2. 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


  3. Salary

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, PA

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are none, this company will chew you up and spit you out

    Cons

    Political, Management making uniformed decisions


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  5. maintenance mechanic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Great company with old ways.

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, company culture, compensation,

    Cons

    Poor communication, opportunities, work/life balance


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

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    • 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 (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


  8. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN
    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN

    I worked at Ball Corporation

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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,


  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Nothing to speak of.


  11. 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).



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