Niagara Bottling

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Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
54 Reviews
2.7
54 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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  1.  

    It's a hot mess you NEED to stay away from!!

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

    I worked at Niagara Bottling

    Pros

    You get to work on a diverse number of projects. It'll work for a temporary job.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay for the number of things you do. There are no set policies in place. Tasks even policies change on a day to day basis. Management is the higher paid and better recognized when the little guy is the one carrying all the heavy weight. Standard e learning that no one has the time to complete because you are always extremely busy. Not a solid training program you just get thrown into the job. Always have and even today you will. No work/life balance whatsoever!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  3.  

    Amazing People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Niagara Bottling

    Pros

    Loved working at Niagara Bottling.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Read the reviews here and then decide whether to join this company

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

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

    Pros

    I was hired with no background. In this industry and was given a chance based on my education.

    Cons

    I worked here for nearly 2 years, put in a lot of hard work, covered for people during their absence, was very fast and efficient at my job and completed my everyday duties in much less time than my co workers and still had time to pick up their slack at times. I was rewarded for all this hard work and dedication when there came the one and only opportunity for advancement during my two years here and I was passed on. My job, with a higher pay and advanced title, was essentially given to someone else with no background in QA who had been with the company less than a year. My hard work meant nothing when it came time for advancement it all hinged on the formalities of an interview, we now have new people in management who can not effectively communicate with their peers and seem to deliberately go out of their way to be rude and dismissive since they were promoted. What great people you promoted!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually think before you promote those who seemingly deserve it and hose the best candidate who will raise their peers up instead of tearing them down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No career path

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    • 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 a 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
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    Overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  10. 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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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