Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. 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).


  2. End off ball

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Tell the truth


  3. Good People, Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weirton, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weirton, WV

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay was decent for market area. Good people to work with. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management in plant. Corporate and lower management didn't work well together. Turnover on management employees was ridiculous. Instead of fixing problems with the system, they fired or moved the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get a system that works and train employees better. Get better production systems. Would bother managers at all times of the day when problems arise, which was often. Need to develop a better work/life balance issue for people and care about their employees more.


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  5. Great place to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the employees make ball a wonderful place to work. Competitive pay and benefits are also nice.

    Cons

    The plant managers seem to be a little lacking in ability.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee welfare and the safety, quality, and numbers will follow.


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good wages, cares about the employees, great benefits.

    Cons

    HR systems are lagging, leaving gaps in knowledgable workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Update succession planning systems, all the way down.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Beware don't believe other reviews…

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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. Pressman/Coater Operator

    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator in Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    Very good wages,good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management did not know anything about printing that's why they closed the plant!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that knows whats going on!!!!!!!!


  9. Very Generous Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ball offers a very generous compensation and benefits package. The company provides ample development opportunities for those who are willing to put in the work. Ball is very generous in its charitable giving in the communities where it operates. The company has been around a long time and is built on a history of success. There is very low turnover at the company which speaks highly of the culture.

    Cons

    A large company where underperformers can get lost. It's low turnover can also be seen as a negative in that ideas and policies remain a bit stagnant over time.

    Advice to Management

    None, keep up the good work.


  10. One of the best companies in the USA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good wages. Heavy emphasis on Safety. Production work is four days on four days off, 12 hours a day 6 to 6. Ball has many operations all over the world, to include Aerospace.

    Cons

    High noise level. Monthly rotating shifts from days to nights. Very hot on the production floor. It IS Florida! This information applies to the Tampa plant only.

    Advice to Management

    Keep turnover to a minimum.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Purchaser and closer of productive and profitable beverage can plants

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Former Employee - Production Associate

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Wages and Benefits/Pension (all thanks to Collective Bargaining Agreement in place at time plant was purchased)

    Cons

    Plant purchased in 2009 by Ball Corporation. Senior management came in with the promise of a long career for us all, very impressed with our facility in every way, they even stated that they "wanted our children and grand-children to work there"...all untrue! No real investment in the plant, no real exchange of personnel from other Ball facilities to help integrate culture. They cutback on scheduled maintenance almost immediately and laid off 48 people at end of 2011, than they announced the following year that our facility would be closing permanently at the end of 2012. They are a union-busting company, they're subtle about it, they do it quietly and legally as the previous four beverage can plants that they closed (counting us) were unionized. Dispersed our volume to other facilities. Utililize inexperienced workers from temporary services. If they buy your plant be very wary especially if unionized and update your resume, start looking for a new job and saving your money.

    Advice to Management

    Stop closing can plants and contributing to the loss of family-supportive middle-class jobs in this economy.



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