Ball Corporation

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Updated May 08, 2014

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3.5 27 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Ball Corporation President, CEO, and Director John A. Hayes

John A. Hayes

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay
    Great benefits
    Strong opportunity for growth

    ConsThe culture is very divisive

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    Great place to be.

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

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to employee welfare and the safety, quality, and numbers will follow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

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

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

    ConsHR systems are lagging, leaving gaps in knowledgable workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate succession planning systems, all the way down.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe work pace is unreasonable and training is inadequate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to rethink your lid packaging operation. There are too many manual operations involved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, not great.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWell funded, semi organized, stable business model as long as beer is being sold.

    ConsPoor MARCOM vision, typically painful IT constraints and lack of leadership

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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

    ProsVery good wages,good people to work with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire management that knows whats going on!!!!!!!!

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    Company used to be much better under old management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay and head office benefits.

    ConsPoor management at both head office and at the plants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Generous Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBall offers a very generous compensation and benefits package. The company provides ample development opportunities for those who are willing to put in the work. Ball is very generous in its charitable giving in the communities where it operates. The company has been around a long time and is built on a history of success. There is very low turnover at the company which speaks highly of the culture.

    ConsA large company where underperformers can get lost. It's low turnover can also be seen as a negative in that ideas and policies remain a bit stagnant over time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best companies in the USA

    Industrial Electrician (Current Employee) North Tampa Heights, FL (US)

    ProsGood wages. Heavy emphasis on Safety. Production work is four days on four days off, 12 hours a day 6 to 6. Ball has many operations all over the world, to include Aerospace.

    ConsHigh noise level. Monthly rotating shifts from days to nights. Very hot on the production floor. It IS Florida! This information applies to the Tampa plant only.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep turnover to a minimum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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