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Updated February 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits and compensation package (in 21 reviews)

  • They solve challenging problems, provide a pension, and most managers encourage a good work life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Short breaks with little to no flexability (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management, functional management, does not support employees and promote career development/career path (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Love this Company!"

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

    I worked at Ball Aerospace part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the fact that they let me work part time as an engineer.

    Cons

    Defense contracts sometimes are bust and boom. Not Ball's fault, but makes it harder to know what the future holds.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director, Project Management in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Project Management in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ball makes some of the best equipment I've ever seen. Great individuals, and brilliant people.

    Cons

    The leadership cares little for the people. I was there for more than 25 years and watched the company go down hill. It's really too bad. There was a time that loyalty meant something but not with the managers there now. Culture is cut-throat and some of the Sr, leadership don't seem to appreciate the hard work and commitment people put in to their job. I've heard first hand in IT, "that's the past, what have you done for me today".

    Advice to Management

    Bring on more people with higher EQ

  3. "Solid company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people and strong culture of excellence

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities in some business units


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Five years ago when Taylor was here it was awesome. Charismatic man, best CEO you could ask for

    Cons

    Where do I start? Gaslighting director, unsympathetic manager, Sr. VP has caused numerous terminations by direct firing or making the employee so miserable that they leave. Four VP's have left because of her, her ego walks in the room before she does. Ask anyone who's been there for more than five years. OVERT age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly, it goes all the way to the top.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, work life balance

    Cons

    Can be sexist. Thinks reorgs and new business ideas to solve all problems with no money behind them


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Zero Work/Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is Fair and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Massively understaffed. Expect to put in major, major overtime. Not a place for a family person or a person with a personal/social life as you will live here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great, innovative, high tech"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No one makes better satellites and sensors.

    Cons

    It's getting a little crowded in Boulder.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your current business strategy, and continue to spread out from the Boulder area.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stock sharing, healthcare, 401K match

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of off hand.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intel analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and overall benefits

    Cons

    No real promotion opportunities without a bachelor's


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company - HR Management needs major improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    Smartest engineers in the business and culture.

    Cons

    Difficult processes and lack of support from HR. Weak strategic thinking from a business perspective. They run their people into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the HR department from VP down - it has been a struggling department for years. High turnover and difficult to make change, or improvements, due to stagnant management at the top.


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