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Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated 20 January 2015
Updated 20 January 2015
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, not great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor (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

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware don't believe other reviews…

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ball Corporation full-time (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
  7.  

    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 (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!!!!!!!!

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company used to be much better under old management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Generous Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ball 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.

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    None, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best companies in the USA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Industrial Electrician in North Tampa Heights, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep turnover to a minimum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a great co-op experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ball Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here. There was a lot of work and business travel for an engineering co-op, a lot more than I expected I would do. I liked the engineer I reported to because he would explain what he wanted done and then let me go work on it until it needed approval or until I had a question. Also, the general atmosphere was great and everyone was very nice.

    Cons

    There really were no cons because it was a great experience for an engineer still in school and allowed me to learn a lot.

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