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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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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. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, easy going company.

    Cons

    A majority of jobs are being sent to Mexico.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate openly and honestly with employees.


  2. "can make decent money"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and overtime are good

    Cons

    poor training and no growth

  3. "Supply CHain Intern"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best friendly environment to work

    Cons

    technology implications should be done.


  4. "worst company i have ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is the only pro

    Cons

    This company forces overtime i feel like a slave when forced to work on my scheduled days off. The majority of the people i work with are all crappy. This area im at is a very racist area always here employees commenting something racial. Stay away from this company do not work for a slave driving company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forced overtime and treat your employees with respect. There are great leaders far and few between.


  5. "No Need Apply"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Health Benefits, Pension and retirement

    Cons

    Plant closing in June 2018, FMLA was abused rampantly by union workforce with what was thought to be without repercussions...guess they were wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen plant after 2 years without union. Plant has potential to thrive in a different work mentality, in my opinion.


  6. "Sky is the limit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    competitive innovative diversifying growing international

    Cons

    stressful carrier progress locations isolation


  7. "VP Integrated Business Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging and dynamic market and customer.

    Cons

    It's not a customer oriented Company and slow decision making process.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customers and key talent.

  8. "Good if your staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Decent wages, good benifets, stable company

    Cons

    Hot and noisy work environment


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Gone down hill"

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

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

    Pros

    The only reason to work here is the pay and the retirement benefits. They pay very well for not needing a degree and offer a pension still. If it weren't for these two items there would be no reason to work here. Things have been going down hill over the last 10 or so years.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is very poor. Unless you are salary or work in the office, you are not allowed to have a life. Cannot plan doctors appointments or family events because the 4 on 4 off 12 hour shift work schedule they advertise doesn't exist. There is forced overtime every week.

    Work conditions have worsened, modifications and/or lack of maintenance to plant ventilation has caused temperatures in the summer go from around 100° floor temperstures to 110°-115° in the summer all while dramatically increasing the workload with less employees per work area now.

    This is not the plant it used to be. Work conditions and how they treat employees that aren't in clicks have forced many good employees to retire or leave early ultimately putting more of a load on the other workers.

    Training in the plant does not exist. This combined with current workloads and work conditions creates a very dangerous environment and poses a safety risk to all that work on the floor. This has put a large strain on employees that care about the plant and doing their job causing major morale problems and often hostile work environments.

    This plant is no longer about the employees that keep the doors open. Recently, we were disappointed to find out that when the plant was shut down for a natural disaster that no hourly employees would be compensated for lost wages. Many businesses small and large in the area are taking care of their employees after the event so it was shocking to find out that Ball employees would not be helped out. This is a drop in the bucket to a large successful company such as Ball. I feel that the old Ball would have helped.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting/hiring fishing and drinking buddies and family. Friendships don't make a plant run, you are pushing away too many good employees that the plant needs. Stop running your good employees into the ground and overlooking issues with friends.


  10. "Ball Corporation has its pros and cons"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, able to grow in the company and lots of overtime as needed., Union

    Cons

    They are not employee friendly, poor management, horrible HR staff. Will close down plants and not offer jobs to former employees. Union


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