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Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Niagara Bottling President & CEO Andy Peykoff II
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Pros
  • Fast-paced and competitive environment (in 20 reviews)

  • Overall great place to work, friendly people and growing company (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Seasonal volume business so seasonally the hours are sometimes excessive so work life balance suffers (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management basically runs things with out regarding what is truly best (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Niagara prides itself on putting the safety of its employees first and foremost. The upper management makes themselves available for anyone, even if just to chat.

    Cons

    Job can be stressful. Schedules can change from one hour to the next. Sometimes hard to balance work and life due to a lot of available overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay operators more to get better quality people. This would help reduce turnover rates. Provide more options for advancement.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Dec 2, 2016

    Thank you for writing a review and being a part of the team!


  2. "Amazing Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture- work hard, play hard. If you don't pull your weight, you won't last long.

    Cons

    Cross- department communication is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support work-life balance and enhanced communication

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jan 11, 2017

    Thank you for being a part of the Niagara team!


  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Good owners great people to work for

    Cons

    Sold the company to nestle Corp


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good people but..."

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Office in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work alongside you overwhelmingly are friendly and supportive. Flat organizational structure makes it easier to reach out and get your job done (although that can work both ways).

    Cons

    Sub-par compensation (so-so pay along with poor benefits & retirement plan, no bonus or profit-sharing, and significant mandatory overtime). High workload due to understaffing. Disorganization leads to much unnecessary work / rework.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to build a family, spread the wealth a little. Expecting more work for less (low raises and decreased benefits = flat compensation) sends the exact opposite message. The culture has deteriorated visibly in a short time. You risk being just another mediocre employer where people pass through on the way to something better.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jan 25, 2017

    Niagara is continuously involved in ensuring that our salaries are within the range for the current market. Thank you for taking the time to review.


  6. "Good working atmosphere. Hard to have communication with management on third shift."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Fun group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management did't seem to all be on the same page.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jan 30, 2017

    Thank you for writing a review!


  7. "Good."

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    Current Employee - Production Lead in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent.
    They acknowledge hard work.
    Free classes for advancement.
    You can transfer to any plant across the country.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule.
    No night shift differential.
    Attendance point system is designed to fail.
    Training for new operators is non existing.

    Advice to Management

    Providing a short classroom course before putting operators on the floor will assist in employee retention.

    Salaries for leadership are subpar compared to other large beverage/food manufactures.

    Revise attendance point system.

    Consider 3 days on, 3 days off, with 1 rotating day between shifts each week. Having different days off each week is cumbersome.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Dec 29, 2016

    Thank you for being a part of the team!


  8. "Forward-Thinking company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, forward-thinking, open to ideas of its team members, Opportunities in different locations and departments

    Cons

    Teams run thin but it teaches great multi-tasking abilities. Leadership has their favorites

    Advice to Management

    Speak up, say what's on your mind

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Dec 8, 2016

    Thank you!


  9. "Never Work Here!!!"

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    Current Employee - Batching Operator in Missouri City, TX
    Current Employee - Batching Operator in Missouri City, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule lets you see family

    Cons

    -Needs Better Pay
    -Unprofessional
    -Unconsistent
    -POOR management
    -Even though you're hired for a certain position you'll end up doing things that don't pertain to your job with NO pay differential.
    -It's a sink or swim mentality
    -There is really NO TRAINING. It's "Learn or get lost"
    -When the plant isn't running, favoritism starts to really show
    -DO NOT work here if you have other options!!!!

    Advice to Management

    -Management needs to work on professionalism.
    -There is NO EQUAL TREATMENT!
    -Favoritism is a huge thing here.
    -The pay could be better for the job being done; I've done production for many years and they are the lowest paid for the amount of manual labor done.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jan 11, 2017

    We want everyone at Niagara to succeed and build a life-long career here! Use your annual performance to ask questions regarding training. If you feel that you have not been given opportunities for ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible!!!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and close to my home.

    Cons

    Very poor management, unequal treatment of employees in like roles will terminate for unsupported reasons, You will have no home life as the company expects total ownership of your time.

    Advice to Management

    In the past two years you have turned over almost all of the staffing in the plant and the issues still exist Its time to look inward and quit terminating dedicated employees.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jan 30, 2017

    We have made some recent changes in systems, process and staffing levels that have helped improve work-life balance. Thank you for writing a review.


  11. "Inventory clerk"

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    Former Employee - Inventory in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with... Very home like environment

    Cons

    Long how people are nice to work withrs

    Advice to Management

    Get better pay

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Dec 19, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review.



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