Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Production Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and great benefits. The guys that work are really great and we look out for each other.

    Cons

    Not very much time for yourself away from work. Long Hours, and hard work. Lots of overtime that is mandtory.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to forget about the employees. Its 120 degrees in the plant sometimes, and I feel like you forget about how hot it is to stay out there 12 hours a day.


  2. Wouldn't work here if I were you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. That is all.

    Cons

    Ball Corp does not care about the individual. Money is bottom line. Horrible managers, horrible hours...do not recommend working here. Worked here over 11 yrs, only got worse, never better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees on the floor....most actually know what they are talking about. Hire people!!!!! Workers here are SO burned out! TRAIN people!!! Safety # 1 is a complete joke. People are running machines without any training. Too many negatives to mention all of them.


  3. Good pay, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Maintainer
    Current Employee - Maintainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits are as well. Some of the supervisors and leaders will try to help you.

    Cons

    To many other supervisors stuck in the pressure style environment. Even if you work hard, if they don't like you then you are screwed over with all the overtime while others get time off. To many cover ups. Supervisors will run lines even with known faults that will cause defective products.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There is a reason that multiple employees have quit or left departments. Just because you have time away from the job doesn't mean we want to spend all of our time there.


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  5. Production Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Money, Benefits , And Time Off

    Cons

    Horrible Hours Working Swing Shift


  6. Helpful (1)

    A strong and ethical company.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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!!!


  7. Salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, PA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Political, Management making uniformed decisions


  8. maintenance mechanic

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    • 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.


  9. Great company with old ways.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, company culture, compensation,

    Cons

    Poor communication, opportunities, work/life balance


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 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


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN
    Former Employee - Maintainer in Monticello, IN
    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.



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