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Brooklyn Bottling Company of Milton, New York Overview

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Milton, NY
51 to 200 employees
1992
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Brooklyn Bottling Company of Milton, New York Reviews

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  • "Brooklyn Bottling / North Shore / Iberia Foods: AVOID"

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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Bottling Company of Milton, New York full-time

    Pros

    You get a paycheck. Eventually.

    Cons

    Aside from mice and roaches running around your feet when you work, the entire company seems to be trapped in 1995. From Management styles that hinge on deranged Stasi surveillance, to what little technology they use, the place seems held together with duct tape and angry managers. I was hired to do national AR and the day I arrived they didn't even have a work station ready, let alone provide any orientation or even so much as an org chart showing who does what. There was no organization what so ever and I was just thrown into a cube farm with the vague directive of "find something to do and do it". Since their entire accounting system consists of hand-written notes on plain paper, there is plenty of non productive busy-work.

    The place is a bait and switch. I started as an Exempt employee in charge of a national operation along with a group of other people, and 2 months into it we were all punching a time-clock and told we were clerical workers. It's an unhealthy atmosphere both figuratively and literally from the very high dust contamination from piles of carbon paper they continue to use for operations (like I said, trapped in 1995).

    The location advertises itself as being in Brooklyn but you can't get there without a car, and If you don't speak Spanish you can forget about getting any cooperation from a big chunk of the other employees. The CEO also has also made employees do jobs for other companies that he owns, like his real estate corp. When they have to spin-off one of their divisions to stay alive, find out who bought it and go work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Any helpful advice would be something of value, and I can't in good conscience give them anything more. Besides, most of the management there is about as helpful to a company as a rotary phone.

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    National Accounts Receivable Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Brooklyn Bottling Company of Milton, New York (Brooklyn, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Two rounds, and very confusing. Different people kept coming and going, asking questions that seemed not to be relevant, or that were wildly outdated. Second round consisted of skills test, on a version of Excel from 2008.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you ok with a work environment where profanity is often used   1 Answer
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