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great place to work, career growth lacking a bit

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Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Boulder, CO

I worked at Ball Aerospace

Pros

Ball offers excellent salary and benefits. There are consistent raises and promotions. The company has a lot of respect for work/life balance. Lots of cool projects and interesting technology to work on.

Cons

Senior management are all very complacent, and there is no real ambition to improve the state of the business. One customers has described the president as "retired in place", which is probably an appropriate description. It can be difficult to take on new roles and achieve career growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When leaders are under-performing move them out of the company, or at least to a place where they can do less damage. Give more responsibility to people with high potential. Look at all of the skill sets and technologies that are available in each of the SBU's and cross-pollinate where its appropriate.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management will kill this company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Ball Aerospace

    Pros

    The engineers are top notch. Incredible.

    Cons

    Management is pompous and delusional. They couldn't do a worse job if they were spies working on behalf of the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everyone a favor and take early retirement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits and many opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace

    Pros

    401k matching and profit sharing.
    Multiple benefits packages offered.
    One of the few defense contractors offering a pension.
    Highly competent and hard-working technical staff.
    Family friendly work environment.
    Opportunity to work on a wide array of technical projects with highly competent coworkers on your team.

    Cons

    Management is disroganized and at times disinterested in the personal needs and goals of the workers. Senior management suffers from a major lack of communication and limited vision for future opportunities.

    As onsite staff i sometimes get the feeling that I'm the redheaded stepchild of the company since there is such a large population at the regional Ball office. Once you get a job onsite, your potential for promotion seems to get limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some of the best and most talented engineers in the business. Use their insight into new market areas. Many times your onsite personnel have their finger on the pulse of market trends in the areas you do business. Enlist them in focus groups and business development efforts in order to secure contracts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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