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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • 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

Pros

Many people are long-term (career) employees. They know the company, they are committed to doing a good job, and they work hard. They care about the company and its successes. This is one of the few remaining places where many people work their entire careers.
Ball provides very good benefits for their employees. It emphasizes health and savings for the future. Health care options are reasonable and broad enough to accommodate different needs. Ball pays a significant part of the costs.
Ball still provides a pension plan in addition to 401(k), including match. There is no fixed number of sick days, and my experience is that people do not abuse this. After 5 consecutive days, short-term disability kicks in.

Cons

Long-term employment can engender the "we've always done it this way" mentality. Change is difficult.
Management deficiencies are not addressed in a timely manner. Departments founder while senior management looks the other way.
Growth by acquisition with no defined process for integration has made Ball a corporation of individual entities. There are no common processes, which causes inefficiencies and engenders errors. Each manufacturing plant works differently. None wants to change. There is no standardization, which means there is no common ground and no basis for comparison. Power plays abound.
Old school reigns. Technology is resisted. Attracting and retaining younger, motivated employees is a problem

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review HR exit interviews -scuttlebutt is they are stuck in a folder and never looked at. Ask HR about the feedback they're getting - and tell them you want the truth. Ask for information from line employees. Review departmental managements' claims. Dig into the details. Look at department trends - turnover, promotions, organization (regular reorganizing, levels of management, direct report numbers). Don't believe the spin.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

33 Other Employee Reviews for Ball Corporation (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Excellent pay, and respect for upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at Ball Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was very respectable, as well as the company focused on continuing to invest in it's employees. I've gotten the change to speak with Balls CEO John Hayes while working there, and his attitude about the company, as well as focus as a company is a place I want to be.

    Cons

    As with most companies, there's a disconnect between corporate and plants, which creates problems when trying to improve the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience.

    Former Employee - Production Tech in Golden, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Production Tech in Golden, CO (US)

    I worked at Ball Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gave me a good opportunity to transition from active duty Air Force,, great leadership and company values

    Cons

    Worked with many high tenure people whom di not understand my roll in the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to speak of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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