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Helpful (1)

Very Old Fashioned Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

I worked at Ball Corporation

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

Pros

- Compensation
- Benefits (once you become eligible for pension)

Cons

- Not open to change or new ideas. Management acknowledges this and does nothing
- Promotions are questionable, movement up because they like you or you have been with the company for a long time, instead of skills and experience
- People who have been with the company for a long time and wants things how it was long ago
- Silos, no team work with other departments, so bad communication, lots of work to fix something simple, wasted time and effort, complaints of being busy
- HR manager for packaging, needs to improve her people skills since she is suppose to work with people
- Management don't follow their own policies and make exceptions
- They say work life balance but really there is none

Advice to Management

- Move on, the company is no longer a small family company
- Micro managers, trust the people working for you and that they bring new ideas, don't try to make someone exactly like you
- Really reassess the people in management roles because some of them really should not be doing what they were promoted to

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  1. Helpful (1)

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many people are long-term (career) employees. They know the company, they are committed to doing a good job, and they work hard. They care about the company and its successes. This is one of the few remaining places where many people work their entire careers.
    Ball provides very good benefits for their employees. It emphasizes health and savings for the future. Health care options are reasonable and broad enough to accommodate different needs. Ball pays a significant part of the costs.
    Ball still provides a pension plan in addition to 401(k), including match. There is no fixed number of sick days, and my experience is that people do not abuse this. After 5 consecutive days, short-term disability kicks in.

    Cons

    Long-term employment can engender the "we've always done it this way" mentality. Change is difficult.
    Management deficiencies are not addressed in a timely manner. Departments founder while senior management looks the other way.
    Growth by acquisition with no defined process for integration has made Ball a corporation of individual entities. There are no common processes, which causes inefficiencies and engenders errors. Each manufacturing plant works differently. None wants to change. There is no standardization, which means there is no common ground and no basis for comparison. Power plays abound.
    Old school reigns. Technology is resisted. Attracting and retaining younger, motivated employees is a problem

    Advice to Management

    Review HR exit interviews -scuttlebutt is they are stuck in a folder and never looked at. Ask HR about the feedback they're getting - and tell them you want the truth. Ask for information from line employees. Review departmental managements' claims. Dig into the details. Look at department trends - turnover, promotions, organization (regular reorganizing, levels of management, direct report numbers). Don't believe the spin.

  2. Good place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, lots to learn, excellent wages

    Cons

    Need to progress, in many aspects this company is stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Need more non-monetary recognition

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