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Helpful (3)

"Disorganized and Impulsive"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Gainesville, GA
Current Employee - Engineer in Gainesville, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at National Beverage full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good hourly work force.
Good pay.

Cons

Very short-term impulsive decisionmaking.
Very political with all decisions going to CEO/majority shareholder
Periodic union problems.
Product under media attack.
Expected long hours, immediate email response.
Expensive capital expenditures not wekk thought out. Many knee jerk reactions.

Advice to Management

Watch your back. If you don't know who is being blamed for something, it's you.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Gainesville location. The job turned out to be toxic. Communication for the entire company is a joke."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Gainesville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours. Decent pay. Family Friday’s where we got to come in early and leave early. Christmas gifts.

    Cons

    No communication. Managers aren’t good managers. Too much favoritism. Rules only apply to certain people. Toxic environment. Lies upon lies. Can’t even keep ahold of their other plants and keep them organized.
    No room for growth, at least at the Gainesville plant.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. Fire the favorites. Learn to keep the good employees around and STOP playing favorites. Stop treating your good employees like crap.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor operations management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Beverage full-time

    Pros

    Fringe benefits are a nice gesture. The product quality is good. There are really good people who work for this company.

    Cons

    Work sabotage is regularly practiced by multiple people in our group. The immediate manager admits there is a problem, even identifying the main saboteur, but encourages them to keep up the destructive behavior. Work is regularly hidden, withheld, and undone by the saboteurs.

    Advice to Management

    Consider formal quality management and procedures training for all employees and forming an employee-based solutions team to identify and optimize under-performing areas of the company. And above all, remember that people don't leave bad jobs - they leave bad managers.

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