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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (4)
    50%
    Satisfactory (3)
    37.5%
    Subpar (1)
    12.5%
    2.71
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

2.71 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 18.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

The constant mantra from those who have been there for years is "you have to accommodate to the culture and you have no idea who I can call upon to make your life miserable".

Support from management

Totally non-existent and often times appeared to be intentionally vindictive to those who would criticize decisions that were neither critically made nor upon empirical evidence to the contrary.

Teamwork

Stove-piping and taking advantage of others work was common to the exclusion of those who actually did the work.

Freedom to work independently

Extraordinary cases of micromanagement to the point that it reflect a hostile work environment.

Internal Communication

Management expected upward communications to be open and honest but reacted to that in a totally negative fashion and often at a personal level of criticism.

Gender Equality

Senior male engineers seemed to intentionally ignore and or isolate female engineers and when tasked to mentor others, the senior consultant engineers would make it so the person could not be successful.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Huge amount of discrimination if you are an outsider but a recognized expert by colleagues and former work associates.

Career Development

Non-existent.

Overall compensation for your work

Moderate to less than moderate salary for work demanded and performed.

Office / Work Environment

Worst layout and office facilities I worked in over the past 15 years.

Environmental Friendliness

Management and leaders cared less about the environment particularly noise and crowding even when suitable buildings and office space was available.

Work-Life Balance

Provided excellent chances to allow for outside work time but often at the expense of piss poor prior planning on the part of managers and leaders.

Company Image

External customers often asked why and how could the Ball Brothers have allowed this kind of culture to continue!

Job Security

Unless you are part of the in crowd and long time crony group member, there is no job security.

Handicapped Accessibility

Many of the facilities were equipped with capability but not sufficient to be effective for access to work location or access to creature comfort facilities.

Workplace Safety

Only addressed when someone complained or was injured. Very passive safety oversight and implementation.

Challenging Work

Unless one was part of the in crowd, challenging work was being able to stay busy to avoid loss of charge numbers.

Inclusive / Diverse

Very few minorities in lead or management positions.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Remove the leaders and managers from those positions where they have homesteaded because of their association with those in charge.

What I like about the company

The opportunity to work on newer products.

What I dislike about the company

Management and leadership fails to do the classic roles they are assigned and paid to do.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
  • City
    Boulder
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

Management doesn’t consider technicians capable and is often condescending.

Freedom to work independently

Managers and supervisors micromanage and lack trust in those they delegate to.

Attitude towards older colleagues

To much gossip and no team building or training.

Overall compensation for your work

Raises are often less than the rate of inflation, across the board. Management blames HR for small raises and vice versa.

Company Image

This is not accurate, it seems as if after making the “Preferred Employers” list the company started cutting back on all the perks they helped them to get on that list.

Job Security

Being able to win contracts always keeps employees nervous.

Workplace Safety

Safety is never discussed in anyway.

Inclusive / Diverse

Very few minorities.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Investment in one system company wide.

What I like about the company

Not the worst job ever but by no means a great job.

What I dislike about the company

Promotions are based upon time with the company rather than knowledge or merit.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered
  • Company
    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
  • City
    Boulder
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Apr 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • eliminate unnecessary duplication and overlap of functions and responsibilities and streamline the organization by eliminating positions that do not produce revenue directly.
  • do not put people in charge of areas just because they have been long time faithful employees but use them to mentor the new hires and those where they may be over their heads or lack a skill set.
  • do not accept opinions and inputs from individuals not directly involved in a Dept, organization, or project unless they have been given a charter to review those entities.
  • move and remove Directors and VPs from positions that have become merely "political" accommodations.
  • challenge all managers to defend and periodically compete for their own positions and do not reward of provide a bonus for sales but for profit. When hiring a Business Development person, their job is Business Development and not just create a holding position until a program comes along.

What I like about the company

was the attraction of highly competent work force that improvised to help management maintain lower expenses than other companies

What I dislike about the company

was the cronyism and nepotism allowed to permeate the Dept and organization where long time employees were given credit for others work or achievements.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
  • City
    Boulder
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (4)
    50%
    Satisfactory (3)
    37.5%
    Subpar (1)
    12.5%
    2.71
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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2.71
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