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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  • They say work life balance but really there is none (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not great."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well funded, semi organized, stable business model as long as beer is being sold.

    Cons

    Poor MARCOM vision, typically painful IT constraints and lack of leadership


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tough environment in which to find opportunities for advancement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people trying to do good work.

    Cons

    Management is struggling to manage change and to ensure talent is well-suited to new business needs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time getting to know your people and their talents/strengths.


  7. 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

  8. "Production Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Money, Benefits , And Time Off

    Cons

    Horrible Hours Working Swing Shift


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    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.


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