Niagara Bottling

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Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
51 Reviews
2.9
51 Reviews
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Andy Peykoff II
20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a fast paced company who look for the best (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots to learn, fast pace and fast growing company, great people to work with (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance whatsoever (in 9 reviews)

  • Good resume builder but no future here if you don't know anyone in upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Friendship means more than credentials.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA
    Current Employee - QA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Pros

    Water sales were a good deal

    Cons

    Being friends with the supervisor is the way to get promoted . I got passed over for a lead QA position by a girl who has less than a month of QA experience and no college education. I have over 2 years QA experience and a Bachelor of Science degree. My supervisor and her have become fast friends. How can someone lead me when this person knows barely anything about the job. Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward base on skill not friendship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management has NO Integrity!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent rewards for safety (quarterly)

    Cons

    Supervisors does not promote based on hard working dedication or loyalty. The pick people who cannot be promoted above them. If you're educated and looking to move up in the company...forget it! Not unless you're in the inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run your plant with integrity!!! Stop screwing over good employees for the sake of your little circle . You think that you are safe. You all will fall together. The writing is on the wall! No integrity!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free bottled water every thursday

    Cons

    People walk around defeated and depressed. Sucks the life right out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incentivise employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with plenty of responsibilities to gain. Compensation tends to be on the lower end of the market. Poor onboarding and training process for associates.

    Cons

    Work life balance is terrible. Staffing, or the lack thereof, is also equally as bad. If things go wrong, instead of standing up and taking leadership managers at Niagara tend to roll the ball of blame down the hill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring more folks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    An Grueling Race for Undeserved Recognition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is growing, so there is always work to be done; job security they'll say. The competitive work environment will keep you on your toes.

    Cons

    All middle and upper-management is out for themselves in the corporate office and only concerned with moving up. Management often times does not know what they're doing. The executive level is very intelligent, but there seems to be a black hole in middle and upper management. Necessary information is unlikely to be funneled up to the executive level unless it can advance a middle/upper manager who will inevitably take all the credit.

    There is a very fine line for work/life management. As soon as you get a company phone they will not hesitate to call you at any time for things that are not urgent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good managers take ownership for their team's mistakes, and give credit to their team members for achievements. Niagara seems to do the opposite. If you made a mistake it's entirely your fault and you'll hear about it. If you've achieved something that shows off the team you better believe your manager will tkae sole credit for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High tech equipment, hard working hourly personnel and terrible management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and technology employed is typically state of the art.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, ridiculous schedules, biased, prejudiced and manipulative management who are willing to do anything to achieve their annual bonus; whether it's discriminating against hard working employees or cheating regulatory guidelines, it's all fair game. All childish games all the time. If you're into this kind behavior, you'll fit in well. If not, experience will be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and cease the unprofessional behavior!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Steer Clear!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A paycheck if you are really desperate but it really is a spy environment/company that only tries to find others to blame rather than owning up their own problems and bad decision-making.

    Cons

    I have worked at this company for over a year and it was the worst move I ever made. Don’t be fooled be the ‘work hard, play hard, family-friendly’ culture BS – that only exists in the one-way street figment of their imagination…er, the spoiled brat cheapie Andy’s iron-fist rule. They low-ball on their offers, only get what they pay for, and not-so-secretly wish that the employees were as enchained and inexpensive as their fancy equipment and machinery. As others have said, steer clear unless you are eating sand and drinking air….unless you are OK with trading pay and benefits for free water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and flush Andy and his few cronies out - go public so there may at least be some level of transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look before you leap

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large company plenty of learning opportunities a definite resume builder.

    Cons

    High high turn around. Good resume builder but no future here if you don't know anyone in upper management. Pay is terrible when recruited was promised more money after 6 month review never happened. They treat employees as assets not people. Promotions are horrible not based on skill set. Company uses any excuse not to give employees more money. They seem to dangle the carrot and you will never get the carrot. Management turn around is high no leadership. Can't believe what any manager promises because it does not happen unless you are part of the "in-crowd". Too many managers not knowing what is going on projects are mismanaged, no management accountability but they sure take it out on staff. There is no intensive for employees to go above and beyond, no year end bonus, merit increases are pennies, things promised my management are not transferable. If you department as lots of management turn around employees get the short end of the stick because new manager doesn't know what old manager agreed to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employee expectations. If previous management agreed to pay, training, merit increase. Try to keep employees by giving them incentives to go above and beyond. Increase pay rates for hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good people/too many management changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people, working hard to do the right thing. Good work schedule, lot's of time off. Good location

    Cons

    11 different management people in 12 months. Lot's of extra days needed for coverqage of people that were out or for extraneous meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue, get stabalized makes it hard on the employees with a differnt manager every other month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a very balanced work environment. Forced overtime and working scheduled days off.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good intensions for employee programs. Good bennifits.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations of work load. Niagara has a regular practice of requiring overtime by scheduling employees on their days off. Interdepartmental infighting and the blame game takes priority over resolving problems. Push the problem down to the lowest level and then track these people out of the organization is status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define the culture you want to exemplify throughout the organization and enforce it through all levels. Don’t pretend to value the workforce if the employees are going to be treated like a necessary evil.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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