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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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  • long hours rotatating shifts lots of clicks among (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Wasted money ; wasted effort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Millwright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a fast growing company with a global footprint. You will get the opportunity to work with a very diverse team in any division you are part of. It is one of the few companies where you can use the products in everyday life from a can of beer or soda to spraying deodorant as you get ready for work.

    Cons

    Recent changes in the food can market has made for hard economic conditions in that division. Layoffs and management changes have damaged the trust between the company and the high performers. Some decisions are focused more on cost cutting versus supporting a growth mind set to get past the economic challenges currently in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Invite more questions to the table on the major projects otherwise costly mistakes will happen. Remember the Ball Values is what makes the company strong.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Future Attractions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Good place to Work at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, as long as you are in a good department."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly people. True sense of ownership in the company by every employee. Great location. The company believes in personal development and training.

    Cons

    Two weeks of vacation for starting employees is behind the times. Some senior level managers are allowed to stay in their positions when they are ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    Ball needs to implement 360 review process. This process would allow scoring of management effectiveness. Ball promotes based on friendships and not necessarily abilities.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not an employer who values experience and loyalty of employees, prefers outsiders especially if you're connected to CIO."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Staff Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - IT Staff Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and profit (EVA) sharing plan, friendly employees, excellent climate and location

    Cons

    It is a who you know and not what you know culture especially in IT. If you're looking to grow in your career,look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that if someone used to work in State government that they know anything about technology.


  9. "Good Ole Boys"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Supervisor Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay good insurance good location

    Cons

    rotating shifts and mandatory overtime and working up to 16 hour days

    Advice to Management

    practise what they preach help with training the leadership teams


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