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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated 11 October, 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. "Good if your staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON

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

    Pros

    Decent wages, good benifets, stable company

    Cons

    Hot and noisy work environment


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, lots to learn, excellent wages

    Cons

    Need to progress, in many aspects this company is stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Need more non-monetary recognition


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company used to be much better under old management."

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and head office benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management at both head office and at the plants.


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to gain experiance"

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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

    A lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Takes some time to become involved with meaningful projects

    Advice to Management

    Mentor Better


  9. "Save yourself time and energy. Apply elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Heading Out the Door to Anywhere But Here in Canton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Heading Out the Door to Anywhere But Here in Canton, OH (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean facility
    Well ventilated
    You can work hard or hardly, no one will know the difference or hold you accountable.

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Poor Communication
    Poor execution
    No opportunity for advancement
    2-2-3 12hr shifts. With more than enough forced overtime to cover what you don't make in a raise.
    Tiered hourly rate based on "skill" that grandfathered the employees from the previous company top rate and has yet to yield a single raise for anyone else.
    One more time Poor Communication.

    Advice to Management

    To Corporate Management. Cut your losses and start with a fresh team. Stop hiring "friends and family" hire qualified applicants. Remove holding a job title for a year. There are quite a few lower job class employees with the skills and experience to fill openings


  10. "Senior Benefits Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The employees in my group are truly professional and a great team.

    Cons

    The job is ending because our original company (Rexam) was sold.


  11. "Assistan Plant Manager"

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    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


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