Niagara Bottling

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Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
51 Reviews
2.9
51 Reviews
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Andy Peykoff II
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    No career path

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment in largest private label bottling company of the country. Quick learning curve in the initial months of employment.

    Cons

    Career progression poor. HR has less to no respect towards employees well-being. Very beaurocratic. Managers dont have career progression on employess in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Company! Fast-Paced, Competitive & Courageous!

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

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

    Pros

    The rate of growth creates opportunities everywhere to advance your career. The company invests in the latest & greatest technologies, and is kicking butt. Upper management have all earned my respect, and I'm excited to follow their lead as the company continues to grow. I look forward to hearing Mr. P speak during the annual updates and am proud to contribute to what he started over 50yrs ago. Happy to be on Team Niagara!

    Cons

    While the company is improving in this area, there is so much growth that it's hard to put effective structure in place for some things that really need them. It's a fast-paced and "get it done" environment that not everyone is successful in. It can be a bit competitive, but I think that just the right amount of that can be a good thing. Not a good fit for people who aren't willing to work long hours or might have come from a previous employer that had a more generous work/life balance culture. It is a "young" company, full of people dedicated to their job and willing to put a lot of hours in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay courageous and continue the family-based culture that we have today. It'd be cool if we could bring our dogs to work too...and wear shorts on Fridays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling

    Pros

    self-improve, fast growth, flexible working hours, most young people.

    Cons

    long working hour, working pressure, need to improve process.

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  5.  

    Overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Worst Experience

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

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling as a contractor

    Pros

    Things to learn as there is growth

    Cons

    Long term jobs, but as a slave .
    I joined this company and worked only for 1 week . I can easily figure out that there is a discrimination and the manager is trying to scary me out to get the job done . After 10 years of my experience, i feel that i made a terrible mistake joining this company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please respect the employees or contractors and provide them support so that they will be happy to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are good and bad aspects to working at Niagara.

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

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

    Pros

    What I like about Niagara is that the company is always providing employees with small incentives, such as gift cards & dinners. They also try to foster a work family environment and enjoys creating friendly competition. The pay is not the worst but should be higher.

    Cons

    Some challenges of working at Niagara is the inability to retain employees. They work the employees that are staying too much. The schedule is 2-2-3 12 hr shifts and too cover the lack there is mandatory overtime on days off. Many work 6-7 12 hr days. and if someone is late or calls in they are given points. These points do not roll off for a year.
    The other problem is the miscommunication of management. It seems they often do not know what they are doing one hour to the next.
    Warehouse system is constantly going down & tracking product is difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to veterans of industry. Implement a different hiring practice and attendance policy. Investigate and determine causes of high employee turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's an ok place.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Niagara Bottling

    Pros

    Unlimited hours
    OK benefits
    Cool coworkers
    You get a water sale twice a month.. just depends on the dates

    Cons

    Horrible bosses

    The biggest caveat.. your time card. They'll screw you out of your OT

  9.  

    Good company to work for when you're early in your career

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

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder; there's opportunity to get involved with a lot of projects and often lead projects, even when you're still early in your career; Niagara is a fast growing company that definitely leads the industry in technology, so if you're in engineering or manufacturing, it's a great company to work for to get exposure to cutting edge technology; The company is providing a lot of training to their employees

    Cons

    The leadership is young, and often growing into their role; The company runs lean, so it's not uncommon to work longer hours to get the work done; Due to the fast growing nature, there isn't a lot of structure which can be good or bad, depending on your personality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue focusing on leading the industry but focus more on training and have better incentives for managers to really lead their people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An Grueling Race for Undeserved Recognition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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