Ball Aerospace Employee Reviews

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Helpdesk Technician (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COMay 2, 2018
My position at Ball Aerospace was basically eliminated.
I was put into a call center positions and spent a couple of months at that job, the economy collapsed and I was laid off from the job.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Collapsed economy
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SI&T, Sr Engineer (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COApril 24, 2018
The Company, Ball is diversified and hires a cross education expertise to get the jobs done. They run their budgets close and efficient at what they do. Work with a variety of companies and vendors over and over again because of their work ethics and good business practices.
Pros
great area, great company
Cons
retired
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Dynamic, drive for success and supporting our troops
RF Test Tech IV - 75' Anechoic Range Lab (Current Employee) –  Westminster, COApril 22, 2018
Work is always dynamic, you learn new info. everyday characterizing multiple program's test specifications. I learned that pre-planning test scheduling before they show up will give you good results. Management is somewhat okay. There will be times where coordination needs improvement between shifts changes and program interaction. Vacation requests is great, you can always guarantee to get your time off.
The workplace is great with diverse people to work along with for a common goal. Very bright, talented and kind people. The hardest part of the job is not getting enough info. to perform your task especially working grave shift. There will be times when you need the program engineer's input to proceed on a failure that occurs without them being there or unable to reach them by phone. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you are testing things to support and keep our troops alive during wars overseas.
Pros
Program luncheons, 401K matches, retirement pension, salary continuances
Cons
High Healthcare for spouses and children, long career advances
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Excellent company
Technical Specialist / Senior R&D Technician (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COApril 13, 2018
Changeling work great and advancement opportunities, Building hardware that has never been build before and is very specialized is a very rewarding work. No two days are the same.
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Negative by Nature
Security (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COApril 11, 2018
Management protects their own and place blame to avoid accountability. Keep all emails, record conversations with leadership whenever possible. trust no one.
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Great Culture
Strategic Development Intern (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 29, 2018
Coworkers are very relaxed and have a strong desire to see you succeed. The internship program is one of the best in the aerospace industry. Very competitive, but they'll take care of you.
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Not a great place to work
Production Technician III (Former Employee) –  Westminster, COMarch 28, 2018
The work life balance was horrible and the management played favorites often. The goals of management and lower level management didn't always match and the work environment was very unpleasant.
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Relaxed
Commodity Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Fairborn, OHMarch 7, 2018
Mainly a relaxed environment but training is lacking. It is something that can be overcome however I believe with adequate assessments and analysis of the overall situation.
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Cutting edge and interesting civil and defense projects
Mechanical Tech 1 (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COFebruary 19, 2018
Ball Aerospace is a great company. They support and value their employees. The pay is very competitive and has good benefits. The business of Aerospace moves painfully slow at times and a lot of time is spent on waiting on paperwork. But the people are great and generally there is a pretty chill vibe. Advancement is somewhat slow. After all, it is a big company.
Pros
good hours/ pay/ benefits.
Cons
progress is slow/ advancement can be slow.
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Most work depends on govt contracts
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fairborn, OHFebruary 16, 2018
I would recommend Ball Aerospace as a good place to work. The one disadvantage is that most of the work is contracts for the federal govt. Most contracts roll into another, but there are times that there are gaps, due to the govt. This would be true for any company that contracts with the govt.
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Overall excellent job experience at Ball
Senior Manager-Supply Management (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COFebruary 13, 2018
Ball Aerospace was a great experience that taught me much about the Supply management and compliance function at a major aerospace company. I would recommend Ball Aerospace for anyone interested in the Supply Management function.
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Good Workplace
Senior Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COFebruary 12, 2018
Assigned to the Business/Financial Management, Earned Value Management and Scheduling Team on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Program ~ $580M next generation telescope (Hubble replacement). Responsible for the development, preparation, implementation, maintenance, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of financial data.
Pros
Friendly workplace
Cons
None
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excellent
QA Tester or operator of machines (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 7, 2018
It's a good company .... With good support workers
has the bases necessary..... honest people,
who speak with the truth .... thanks for the short space.
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Alot of Growth
Communications Administrator (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COJanuary 22, 2018
Working at Ball Aerospace was great.
I was in the marketing communications department and got to work with a lot of different people. Some young and some who have been with the company 30+ years.
Pros and Cons to both of those. Some people don't wan to change ever and some want to change too much...

There is opportunity to advance and create your own job if you see and role that needs to be created.

You get to choose your own hours. No one tell you what to do, you just got to get your work done.

Unfortunately, being located in Boulder there are not many people of color... so it is hard to find a community outside of work.

Ball is trying to build diversity but they could do definitely do better.
Pros
free lunches, choose your work week hours, not strict management
Cons
government contractor, lack of diversity, multiple generations.
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Great place, Great opportunities
Test Technician III (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COJanuary 17, 2018
Land a job here! You will be satisfied you did. One of the most amazing places to get a job opportunity and build a family. You will always be glad you did.
Pros
All the perks that you are looking for and more.
Cons
To much gossip about each other and not enough focus on work
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Plenty of work when the aerospace industry is secure
Sr. Specialist, Project Controls (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COJanuary 16, 2018
typical day of work is what you make it, plenty to do and learn
management was never a problem for me
workplace culture could be "clickish" but easy to ignore if you are able
truly enjoyed my work
Pros
benefits are great
Cons
so many generations in the workplace are challenging at times
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Excellent Company to Develop Engineering and Management Skill Sets
Project Engineer/Manager (Current Employee) –  Boulder, CODecember 17, 2017
Working at Ball gives you many opportunities to develop technical and managerial experience. Because the management structure is flatter than other aerospace corporations, this gives you opportunities to interact with upper management. The benefits of a Ball career is that Ball employees are recognized industry-wide as high performers. Having Ball Aerospace on your resume is like graduating from a prestigious university.
Pros
A lot of opportunity.
Cons
Because Ball has traditionally underhired to minimize downsizing job security risks, expect extended work hours and overtime.
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Poor work life balance/poor management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, CODecember 13, 2017
There is no work life balance and the management in service units are terrible and unsupportive of staff. There is also zero room for advancement. The company is not interested in innovation and change.
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Nepotism and Cronyism in Abundance
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, CODecember 3, 2017
If you are not part of the good old boy network, you are not asked to participate or even assist in resolving major technical or management issues. Rating official did not even know what my job was or what the tasks were but asserted words that in most environments if heard by an HR representative would be reasons for rating officials termination. Extremely opinionated and arrogant middle management people to work with in specific areas.
Pros
Interesting arrangements with multiple customers
Cons
Cronyism
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Conducive to Learning
Sr. Graphic Artist/Sr. Desktop Publisher (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, CODecember 1, 2017
Learned what I needed to do my job productively. Good work environment and location. Respectful coworkers who are willing to train and work together. Kept busy.
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