Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated 2 September, 2014
Updated 2 September, 2014
31 Reviews
3.5
31 Reviews
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Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes
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  1.  

    Company used to be much better under old management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and head office benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management at both head office and at the plants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, good learning experience, but hard to move up.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Broomfield, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO (US)

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees are helpful and supportive. Company tries to give kudos by offering service awards for every 5 years of service. Compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Many people working at Ball are contingent, or contract workers. Frustrating when many have years of service, but are still in contract positions. (Benefits do not have to be paid out that way.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better consideration should be given to those you keep (as contingent workers), as far as hiring them on permanently. Does it make sense to have to train new employees over and over? Or utilize those who obviously have been doing a good job for you -- (without benefits).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tough environment in which to find opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    End off ball

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits and good people to work with

    Cons

    Permanent laid off after years of working there this company is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good People, Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Weirton, WV (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weirton, WV (US)

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay was decent for market area. Good people to work with. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management in plant. Corporate and lower management didn't work well together. Turnover on management employees was ridiculous. Instead of fixing problems with the system, they fired or moved the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a system that works and train employees better. Get better production systems. Would bother managers at all times of the day when problems arise, which was often. Need to develop a better work/life balance issue for people and care about their employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Strong opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The culture is very divisive

  8.  

    Great place to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO (US)

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees make ball a wonderful place to work. Competitive pay and benefits are also nice.

    Cons

    The plant managers seem to be a little lacking in ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employee welfare and the safety, quality, and numbers will follow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Westminster, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Westminster, CO (US)

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, good wages, cares about the employees, great benefits.

    Cons

    HR systems are lagging, leaving gaps in knowledgable workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update succession planning systems, all the way down.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was very hot, intense, over demanding work pace.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    The pay rate is higher than other, comparable low skill jobs.

    Cons

    The work pace is unreasonable and training is inadequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to rethink your lid packaging operation. There are too many manual operations involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, not great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor for 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

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