Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated 14 August, 2014
Updated 14 August, 2014
29 Reviews

3.8
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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.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware don't believe other reviews…

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pressman/Coater Operator

    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator  in  Elgin, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Pressman/Coater Operator in Elgin, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good wages,good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management did not know anything about printing that's why they closed the plant!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management that knows whats going on!!!!!!!!

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