Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Andy Peykoff II
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    Work Hard / Play Hard Culture, Challenging But Rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Niagara is a fast paced company that moves quickly and is growing at a rapid pace (30+% a year for the past decade.) There are lots of opportunities for internal promotions and professional development. Managers expect a lot out of their employees. The company is 100% family owned and the owners are still involved in the business and there is a family culture, even though the business has grown dramatically. There are lots of training opportunities and rotational programs for employee development.

    Cons

    - The corporate office is crowded, with parking becoming a big problem.
    - Benefits could be better
    - The culture is not for everyone. People coming from larger companies tend to have a hard time adapting to the pace.
    - Many departments are under staffed leading to resource constraints

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Mar 30, 2015

    Really fair assessment. Thanks for taking the time to share your perspective and while growth is excellent, it does come with some growing pains, as exampled by some of your cons.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best place for career growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Rapid growth environment
    2. New challenges and new projects
    3. Great chances of career growth due to rapid company expansion
    4.work environment is friendly and people are helpful to each other
    5. skills are appropriately rewarded
    6. Good mix of young and experienced professionals

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth in the company, quick decisions are made, which sometimes affects the planning, but the company is making strong efforts to bring stability into every process.


  3. A very big and fast-paced organization with the benefits of a family company.

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

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced environment, a lot of opportunities for professional growth and development. At Niagara you create your own path.

    Cons

    Sink - or - swim environment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at!

    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Fast-paced and competitive environment. Great culture.
    * Privately owned company that has a large corporate feel to it.
    * Working with top talents in the Manufacturing / Supply Chain industry
    * Very little bottle neck in decisions making process.
    * Never a boring day at work; very busy working on new projects.
    * Challenging career, great place to develop professionally and play with the latest cutting edge technology.
    * Niagara Bottling is heavily involved with children charity work.
    * Water sales!!!
    * 4 - cappuccino machines

    Cons

    * Parking and work spaces have been harder to find. (Not a bad thing, just challenging .... the company has been growing between 20-35% in the last 10 years)
    * Flat organization
    * Internal communication can definitely need some improvement; it will only get worst as we double and triple in size in the next 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    * Under staff .... need to hire more help so you team may have a better balance of life during the peak season.


  6. I will never leave this company!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, great teamwork, opportunities for advancement, lots of transfers to other departments and it's encouraged that you learn as much as you can about the company. I feel appreciated and rewarded on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Sometimes our "low cost leader" perspective can trump quality and there are some people who are completely not equipped to be in the jobs they are in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, grow with a quality focus.


  7. Plant Operations Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Operations Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Plant Operations Supervisor in Ontario, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The family culture facilitated by the owners is present throughout the company. Employees are appreciated and there is not a focus on making shareholders happy, rather the focus is on doing what is best for the organization and it's people. The culture and hiearchy is very flat, high level leaders are accessible and approachable, promoting self-intiaitive and idea-sharing.

    Cons

    Most of the issues are related to the speed and pace of growth in recent years. Parking can be difficult, corproate office space is at a premium with not enough rooms for all teams to be in the same building. The challenge will be for the company to maintain the family-oriented culture while becoming much larger and spread out in the coming years.


  8. Compliance Administrative Associate

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great place to work, friendly people and growing company. You gain a lot of knowledge from this company because it has so many departments. Niagara has great benefits for 401K, Dental, health, long term dis. and vision. They also offer side benefits like health GAP and a pet health discount card.

    Cons

    Long hours during the busy season and no employee college reimbursement program.

    Advice to Management

    Better training plan for new hires, when I was hired I needed more training that I had to ask for. It was taken care of but I think it shouldn't need to be requested.


  9. Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place to work for

    Cons

    None to comment on now

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities and good pay.

    Cons

    Could use some more communication.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Apr 16, 2015

    Thanks for taking time out to post. As we strive to keep all our communications timely and frequent, we are looking at ways to improve. Feedback like yours reinforce or decision to keep ... More


  11. Great People, Great path to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Ontario, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Provide lots of training for its employees. compensation is just average. Promotions opportunity is great since the company is growing. Good place for personal growth.

    Cons

    Intensive work load. Employee turnover rate is so high. Lots of great people left.

    Advice to Management

    More communication for their employee to know their thought and needs.



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