Niagara Bottling

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  1. 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Worst Experience

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

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Fast growing company with great learning opportunity, but poor work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn, fast pace and fast growing company, great people to work with. Some department have flexible hours or work from home option

    Cons

    Pay is under market standard. Poor benefit package. Very poor work life balance. MBA degree is over rated in this company. Can't keep talented people for more than 2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Get ready to hit the ground running.

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

    Pros

    The office culture here is amazing and the people are as well. This is a fast paced company who look for the best. They look for active people who are ready to excel and advance in their careers. This is not the place for those who are content to just sit around at their desks all day. The opportunities are there for those who want them.

    Cons

    There's a lack of communication between upper management and their teams, but that's to be somewhat expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to sit down with your employees to discuss projects and career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's sad when they don't train you right and work the people into the ground

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

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    there is nothing good about working here

    Cons

    I'm training for a job and we work two days on two days off and they tell me to just sit and watch. How am I supposed to watch when I don't know what I'm looking at. They have 4 shifts when my shift is off the other shift is on 12 hours a day with 4 shifts they could easily work 3 - 8hour shifts plus add a weekend shift on too but they want to kill the people with 12 hours and they expect you to come in on your days off. If you work 8 hour shifts you would get more people to do the overtime plus you would get people to stay working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit killing your people and they wouldn't look for other jobs and quit they would stay with your company. Get supervisors that know what they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    Pros

    I like the challenges that we face and they way that they get fixed.

    Cons

    The is a parking space limit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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