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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits if you are permanate (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits and decent salary (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor, almost non existant training plan for new employees and newly promoted emloyees (in 3 reviews)

  • Monthly rotating shifts from days to nights (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in Ball. Always trying to stay on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time.


  2. "VP HR"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Ethic Behavior and values

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  3. "Good while it worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay and a fast paced challenging job

    Cons

    The shift work is hard on family life but great before the family for travel


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    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Slow moving to achieve change


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Internship in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ball pays interns great and the people are very good to work with. Everyone is willing to help you with any problem or concern.

    Cons

    Can be a bit over whelming at times. Certain days are extremely busy. Some parts of the plant are tough to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job. I loved working with everyone. Management was extremely nice and treated everyone as equals


  7. "Don't Be Blinded By High Pay"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is higher than average, some of the people are decent, you only work 4 on 4 off, benefits are alright, job is stable as long as you play by the rules and the plant doesn't randomly get shut down or lose it's contract

    Cons

    Management is terrible and won't listen to you even when you're completely upfront with them about your situation, upper management does not care about their employees, the plant gets extremely hot in the summer, co-workers start unnecessary drama, mandatory meetings on your days off, attendance points system (even if you're 2 minutes late because of traffic you get slapped for it), rotating days to nights shifts with sometimes very little time to change your sleep pattern, mandatory overtime that is not evenly distributed amongst the crew, the slightest mistakes get you in trouble, and I was subjected to multiple conferences in an office where I was talked down to and made to feel like I needed to quit my job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop requiring your employees to attend meetings on their days off that you could incorporate into their work schedule. Ease up on your attendance policy, 4 points for a missed meeting on someones day off is ridiculous. When an employee is completely open and honest with you about their situation, maybe you should appreciate that and take that into consideration instead of dismissing it. Talking down to employees, especially females, is eventually going to get someone, or possibly the company, in legal trouble. Stop blaming employees for things that are out of their control. And lastly, take care of your employees who don't get to sit in an air conditioned office all day.


  8. "Ball is a Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay good benefits. Good people to work for.

    Cons

    Management wont hold any one responsible for screw ups. Some people are loyal to the company and the one that are not need to find some where else to work.

    Advice to Management

    Make the people responsible for their work and maybe they will start to care about what they do and if not tell them to hit the road.


  9. "Good Ole Boys"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Individually the people are great

    Cons

    There's alot of the good ole boy mentality and not much guideance for new employees on training.

    Advice to Management

    Set a training program for new hires within departments so they don't get lost in the shuffle.


  10. "Millwright"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hagerhill, KY
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hagerhill, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    Downsizing is hurting many devoted employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to appreciate employees devotion


  11. "Monticello is going down the drain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monticello, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monticello, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary but they only pay that because no one would work there for less and put up with what is going on in Monticello.

    Cons

    Management seems to be made up of the slackers and brown nosers that worked the floor. Poor, almost non existant training plan for new employees and newly promoted emloyees. Upper management performs smoke and mirror show to make employee opinions seem valued when really they're not. To me management should discipline AND back their employees when needed but that's not the case. They try to stab you in the back any chance they get. Supervisors lie to the employees. VP has been to Monticello multiple times this year and blamed the poor plant performance on management and not the hourly employees but still no action has been taken to fix this. Management continues to run the plant into the ground. Employee morale is at an all time low. High percentage of hourly employees have an I don't care attitude. Cost of benefits to the employee rises as benefits go down. Rotating shifts every 4 months. Lots of OT whether you want it or not.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management at the corporate level is to come in and clean house. Your management is inexperienced and its affecting the overall performance of the plant. There is no real leadership whatsoever. The issues begin at the top. There's a reason the place is running badly and why employees aren't coming to work. What used to be an enjoyable place to work is not anymore.



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