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"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Many people are long-term (career) employees. They know the company, they are committed to doing a good job, and they work hard. They care about the company and its successes. This is one of the few remaining places where many people work their entire careers.
Ball provides very good benefits for their employees. It emphasizes health and savings for the future. Health care options are reasonable and broad enough to accommodate different needs. Ball pays a significant part of the costs.
Ball still provides a pension plan in addition to 401(k), including match. There is no fixed number of sick days, and my experience is that people do not abuse this. After 5 consecutive days, short-term disability kicks in.

Cons

Long-term employment can engender the "we've always done it this way" mentality. Change is difficult.
Management deficiencies are not addressed in a timely manner. Departments founder while senior management looks the other way.
Growth by acquisition with no defined process for integration has made Ball a corporation of individual entities. There are no common processes, which causes inefficiencies and engenders errors. Each manufacturing plant works differently. None wants to change. There is no standardization, which means there is no common ground and no basis for comparison. Power plays abound.
Old school reigns. Technology is resisted. Attracting and retaining younger, motivated employees is a problem

Advice to Management

Review HR exit interviews -scuttlebutt is they are stuck in a folder and never looked at. Ask HR about the feedback they're getting - and tell them you want the truth. Ask for information from line employees. Review departmental managements' claims. Dig into the details. Look at department trends - turnover, promotions, organization (regular reorganizing, levels of management, direct report numbers). Don't believe the spin.

Other Employee Reviews for Ball Corporation

  1. "Assistan Plant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Plant Manager in Manisa (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Assistant Plant Manager in Manisa (Turkey)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries were better than the market But money is not everything You cannot buy people

    Cons

    No respect for the employees No culture Only maney counts Very low profile senior managers How can they still be allowed to work there I donot understand

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people Listen to managers of the facilities bewfore taking decision regarding plants Sales does not mean a lot like FMCG


  2. "Good opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, opportunities, environment, people, growing market

    Cons

    Leadership, silos, commercial-driven (in a negative way)

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