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  • rotating shifts and mandatory overtime and working up to 16 hour days (in 4 reviews)

  • long hours rotatating shifts lots of clicks among (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wasted money ; wasted effort"

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    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Broomfield, CO
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, treating employees like a family, making perfect cans , but

    Cons

    have no idea what to with IT department


  2. "Great Company, bad Talent Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits, Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Talent management needs a lot of work. Very few people have a clear career track. Most get stuck in the same job until they either retire or leave the company because of lack of advancement opportunities

  3. "Good pay, opportunity to move up without skills or education"

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

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    excellent pay, 4 day weekends.

    Cons

    No training program, lots of micro-management, shift rotations


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Future Attractions"

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    Current Employee - General Plant Utility in Weirton, WV
    Current Employee - General Plant Utility in Weirton, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the jobs are fairly easy if you can take the time to learn & get along with others , then this job is fair. Ball is a world wide company with world wide employees in some areas.

    Cons

    No advancement for jobs, No new bids for open jobs, there is No happy employee that makes a good product, the company (Branch) lies to you about what is good & will not sign off on different jobs for fear of loosing their own job, No structure, some people that are slower are treated poorly, No equal opportunity

    Advice to Management

    The truth is a lot easier to handle then a long list of lies.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a Great Company - not sure anymore"

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

    I have been working at Ball Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good people, Company has been around for a long time, good (not great) benefits

    Cons

    Lack of movement opportunities in the Company unless hand picked - too many politics

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees - let the people go that are not getting their jobs done rather than move them around - if you have identified a good employee work at keeping them


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Beware don't believe other reviews…"

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

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

    Pros

    Very stable company with a long history of over 125 years. Great compensation and office buildings. The company has great benefits, most of the employees )are great, world class manufacturing facilities.

    Cons

    The company has no real corporate culture, but is trying to hang on to the culture of the past family management. There has been a great deal of turn over at the corporate offices in Colorado. The company is dominated by white males, thus very little diversity. Diversity is only a show, the Aerospace division is an exception to this rule. 

    The company is very fragmented, while some divisions are running well, the largest division in USA and Canada is not the place to be in. Most of the executive management in this division are new with big echos. They are more focused on changing employee base than real strategy. The finance area is the most concerning, and the entire department has turned over. The division finance and administration management are creating and seems to thrive on operating with a very unhealthy culture.  If you don't agree with management you will be fired, thus most management is new and entire departments are having high turn over in the rank and file over the last 2 years.

    There is too much politics within the division, that coupled with executive management favoritism and upward mobility is not possible. You can only move around if a few in management like you. There is little or no employee development and engagement, it appears division management is basically carrying out employee cleansing, based on a private agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's happening to your largest division, it's management, culture and employee moral. If you don't act now this division under current management will destroy this great company from within.


  7. "Good place to Work at."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company with allot of history. A global market leader in its business segment, good benefits for employees.

    Cons

    Needs better talent management and development.

  8. "Good place to work"

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

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

    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


  9. "not particularly well managed but great to their employees"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Focus on employee
    Growth into new market segments
    Good working conditions

    Cons

    Lack of accountability at executive level
    Mediocore talent
    Lots of "Good Ole Boy" networks in place

    Advice to Management

    Adopt more progressive management techniques. Push to obtain top talent.


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