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Ball Aerospace Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  • Short breaks with little to no flexability (in 4 reviews)

  • I agree with most assessments here, but I would't restrict the 'good ol boys' club at this company to just white men (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Ball Aerospace Boulder, Colorado"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, top quality people, great work environment.

    Cons

    No down side that I experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Best wishes !


  2. "Principal Technical Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Specialist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! With few exceptions, everyone is helpful and willing to do their part and more!

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too lax with rules pertaining to safety and/or industrial specifications.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the good people in the trenches who help in the success of the company!

  3. "over 20 years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Production Mechanic in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    provides a good living......great co workers

    Cons

    none that are very important


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great People, Lackluster Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of really smart, really caring people you get to work with and the SBU leadership is always supportive. There are always a lot of mind-stimulating challenges to be found and a lot of work diversity that keeps the job from being mundane. One of the best security teams I've worked with.

    Cons

    Security leadership is lackluster and is headed in a direction that stifles creativity, professional growth, and diversity. Hiring practices for leadership and lead roles are nepotistic with disregard for ability to perform basic job functions.

    Advice to Management

    To SBU leadership - The security department has grown larger than leadership is capable of managing. Hemorrhaging of talent is imminent. Recommend disestablishment of department and re-establishment under existing SBU specific leadership.


  5. "Great place to work if you like flying by the seat of your pants with great benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great view of the mountains, 401k, employee stock purchase plan, tuition benefits, and a constantly changing work environment.

    Cons

    A constantly changing work environment, poor planning and lack of systems engineering mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Plan more. I shouldn't be notified the night before that I will be running a week long test on your program.


  6. "Engineering Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun work, government contractor

    Cons

    Advancement is solely dependent on years worked


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with wonderful people!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Aerospace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working at Ball Aerospace was definitely the people. Many have been at the company for over 20 years.

    Cons

    Although the engineers are paid extremely well, I feel many other positions are not as competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Proactively continue to hire and keep good people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ball's culture is second to none. It is not a dog-eat-dog culture and no one is out to stab you in the back. Family feel for such a big company. Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Change doesn't happen quickly which in some cases is good and some cases not so much. Ball is methodical and careful about change; ensuring that the best decisions are made for the Company and the employees. You just have to be patient.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Ball Aerospace in general"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, flexible, a lot of interesting things, health and family first.

    Cons

    Lack transparency from management. When there are opportunities for growth and crosstraining majority of the times you don't get that chance to grow. You can feel stuck; Pigeon holed, no reasoning behind it. Politics plays a big role.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, fair-minded, and recognize employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible people. Folks here care about one another. Collegial in feel, wonderful intern program. Good benefits and compensation package. Work that makes a difference.

    Cons

    Competency based culture can be a barrier to inclusion and new ideas. Some leaders are technical experts but lack leadership skills/training.


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