Ball Corporation Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
33 Reviews
3.6
33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, not great.

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

    I worked at Ball Corporation as a contractor (less than an 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

  2. 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
  3.  

    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!!!!!!!!

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  5.  

    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 (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
  6.  

    Very Generous Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    One of the best companies in the USA

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    • 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Great COOP experience

    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Horsham, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Horsham, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ball Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Got to learn a lot about the engineering side of the company
    Got to learn a lot about management

    Cons

    The experience gotten out of the COOP is relative to how much you want to learn. This means if you try hard you will get a lot of good experience, if not you will end up not learning much and wasting your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, like the direction we are heading

    Cons

    Sometimes seemed like we did not want to make changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the same track we are on, love the communcation we are now seeing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Purchaser and closer of productive and profitable beverage can plants

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Former Employee - Production Associate

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Wages and Benefits/Pension (all thanks to Collective Bargaining Agreement in place at time plant was purchased)

    Cons

    Plant purchased in 2009 by Ball Corporation. Senior management came in with the promise of a long career for us all, very impressed with our facility in every way, they even stated that they "wanted our children and grand-children to work there"...all untrue! No real investment in the plant, no real exchange of personnel from other Ball facilities to help integrate culture. They cutback on scheduled maintenance almost immediately and laid off 48 people at end of 2011, than they announced the following year that our facility would be closing permanently at the end of 2012. They are a union-busting company, they're subtle about it, they do it quietly and legally as the previous four beverage can plants that they closed (counting us) were unionized. Dispersed our volume to other facilities. Utililize inexperienced workers from temporary services. If they buy your plant be very wary especially if unionized and update your resume, start looking for a new job and saving your money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop closing can plants and contributing to the loss of family-supportive middle-class jobs in this economy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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