Niagara Bottling

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Updated Jun 13, 2014

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2.7 36 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Andy Peykoff II

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34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An Grueling Race for Undeserved Recognition

    Engineer (Current Employee) Ontario, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsAll 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 Senior ManagementGood 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Management (Former Employee) Ontario, CA

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementGrow up and cease the unprofessional behavior!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steer Clear!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ontario, CA

    ProsA 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Look before you leap

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Ontario, CA

    ProsLarge company plenty of learning opportunities a definite resume builder.

    ConsHigh 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good people/too many management changes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Cons11 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 Senior ManagementGet a clue, get stabalized makes it hard on the employees with a differnt manager every other month.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood intensions for employee programs. Good bennifits.

    ConsUnrealistic 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 Senior ManagementDefine 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good job, lousy pay and management! Corporate Greed!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mooresville, NC

    ProsGreat people(hourly employees), good learning experience. An awesome résumé builder. Fast paced environment and interesting process. Phenomenal safety awards. Involved with the community.

    ConsManagement too busy e-mailing to see what is really going on. The ones who work the hardest get paid the least. Teamwork is minimal at best. Everyone's too busy pointing fingers than to address the issues. Very non-inspiring management skills plant wide. Not enough incentive to learn and grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease, PLEASE get out of your office and conference rooms and out onto the floor, you may really be surprised at what you see. People are a lot different while sitting on the other side of your desk as compared to being under pressure in a working environment! Things are not always as they appear, OPEN YOUR EYES!!! Give more opportunities to employees from within.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    When will the corporate greed end?

    Analyst (Current Employee) Ontario, CA

    ProsThey say it is good place to work. who are they?

    ConsThere is no work/life balance. you become a corporate slave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Andy Peykoff (as a human, not as a CEO): When it comes to compensation, the company is fixed and limited about it. But when it comes to employees, they are expected to put more hours than the stipulated 8 hours. Why? In all your conscience, is that fair? Why not pay by hourly rate and be fair so that they get paid for the amount of work they do?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity at a cost...do your homework.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe potential for growth and opportunity.

    ConsLack of leadership from the top down.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview benefits and 401k programs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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