Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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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. Needs significant improvements

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job that pays on time and have insurance.

    Cons

    Few team members gave fair assessment in their reviews. Hard work and dedication is not a payoff definitely for everyone. Managers have favorites in the teams and they do everything for their favorites irrespective of others hard work, willingness to do better job for the company. Work environment is not being changed even after reporting these issues repeatedly.

    Advice to Management

    None, unless they want to improve. Look into the feedback provided by employees through various forums.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast-paced environment with steep learning curve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Niagara Bottling (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Steep learning curve, no shortage of projects to choose from. If you're a doer, this is the place that will let you do a lot very quickly.
    2) Great if you are entry-level and trying to build experience. Lots of learning opportunities - by this I mean the variety of projects, not the training. There is no training here.
    3) Energetic environment. Never a boring day.
    4) All you can drink water, vita-rain, coffee, tea.
    5) Fast growing. Job stability.
    6) Cool people when you don't have any conflict of interest with them (see "Politics" in the cons)

    Cons

    1) Selective meritocracy. What other reviews say about needing to be in the "inner circle" for career progression is true. If your manager isn't in the inner circle either, you'll never advance.
    2) Unequal opportunity. If you are a white male, you're going to have a significantly easier time here with career advancement.
    3) Stinginess. The company gets an increase in profit this year. You work your tail off, bring good results, your superiors give you an outstanding performance review. And then rewards you with a 3% raise, no bonus, no promotion, and expects you to work hard another year? NOPE, I don't have time for that
    4) Politics. Paranoid managers pushing their own agenda, hiding information from other departments, selectively sharing information only to other managers who help push their agenda... at the expense of transparency and what's best for the company. Come on people, this is a family business, not House of Cards

    Advice to Management

    1) Enforce an equal opportunity meritocratic system. Your turnover is terrible because there's no logic behind how you promote.
    2) But for raises, don't be equal. For good people, reward them better than 3%. 3% is not a merit raise. It is an inflation raise.
    3) Don't boast about your profit and thank your employees verbally, then give no year end bonuses. It's not a good look.
    4) Having an inner circle and a non-meritocratic system creates company politics.
    5) Encourage transparency and information sharing among managers. It's incredibly frustrating how they try to hide as much info from each other as possible when cross-departmental sharing can only be good for the company. What's the point in investing so much in data analytics if every department hogs their own data?

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jun 24, 2015

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. We continue to look for our opportunities to improve and having feedback like this is important in that process. Seeing where we are doing great is always nice ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Notice How Many Positive Reviews Recently

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a job.......
    I have health insurance (very expensive)
    I work with a few really great people

    Cons

    Do not believe false ratings about this company. Look back in earlier reviews if you want to know how people really feel about working at Niagara. Most of the recent reviews that Niagara is now commenting on are coming out of California where the corporate office is located. Imagine that! Trying to get their company ratings up maybe?

    Advice to Management

    I have seen good people get passed over for jobs and given to management favorites. This is no way to treat your employees and make them want to stay with this company. To reduce turnover this company needs to be ran with more integrity and less like a popularity contest.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jun 24, 2015

    Appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know you outlook and point of view. We, like many high growth companies, value our people and their perceptions. Unfortunately, there is no perfect ... More


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  5. Great culture, terrible pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Transportation Planner in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great culture and people is nice

    Cons

    volume of work is insane not in measurement with pay

    Advice to Management

    hire more people


  6. Its been a very rewarding experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and a chance to learn a lot about bottling.

    Cons

    Unable to grow with the company. Benefits are too expensive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Friendship means more than credentials.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA
    Current Employee - QA

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Reward base on skill not friendship


  8. Helpful (1)

    Management has NO Integrity!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Line Operator in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Terrible

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free bottled water every thursday

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    incentivise employees


  10. Overworked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Start hiring more folks!


  11. An Grueling Race for Undeserved Recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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