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Updated Feb 19, 2014

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3.5 27 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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

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65% of employees 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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    1 person found this helpful  

    Very Old Fashioned Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Broomfield, CO (US)

    Pros- Compensation
    - Benefits (once you become eligible for pension)

    Cons- Not open to change or new ideas. Management acknowledges this and does nothing
    - Promotions are questionable, movement up because they like you or you have been with the company for a long time, instead of skills and experience
    - People who have been with the company for a long time and wants things how it was long ago
    - Silos, no team work with other departments, so bad communication, lots of work to fix something simple, wasted time and effort, complaints of being busy
    - HR manager for packaging, needs to improve her people skills since she is suppose to work with people
    - Management don't follow their own policies and make exceptions
    - They say work life balance but really there is none

    Advice to Senior Management- Move on, the company is no longer a small family company
    - Micro managers, trust the people working for you and that they bring new ideas, don't try to make someone exactly like you
    - Really reassess the people in management roles because some of them really should not be doing what they were promoted to

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Company truely cares about the employees. Ball Corporations is also the leader in the Packaging and Containers industry and is poised for growth in the future.

    ConsPoor systems that cannot support the size of the business. Executive leadership that is stuck in the past and still thinks they can run a global corporation using the same old methods that they have used for 135 years. They are not progressive or systematic in their thought process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is time to turn the executive leadership team over to some more progressive leaders that can lead this company into the future. Westerlund specifically is holding back the Administration and HR groups.

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

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

    ProsMany 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.

    ConsLong-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 Senior ManagementReview 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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