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Niagara Bottling Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Very diverse workforce, a fast paced work environment (in 27 reviews)

  • It's a good place to work if you like the fast pace of a growing company (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a struggle (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Production Operator"

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

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworker
    Every other weekend off
    Holidays off

    Cons

    Low pay
    Try to hold you in the same position as long as they can.
    Short lunch

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Nov 8, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you sharing your experience.


  2. "Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Good stepping stone company / grab your experience and leave

    Cons

    1) Low ball pay/salary
    2) Low chance of promotion
    3) Low raises
    4) Increased benefit premiums
    5) No bonuses or incentives
    6) Highly political
    7) Never seen the CEO once

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Nov 8, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for the review. We pride ourselves on our high rate of internal promotions. We are sorry to hear your experience was not the same.

  3. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Great company values and such

    Cons

    Management is either not prepared or aware of their role.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for acknowledging our company values. Our culture is what sets us apart and we sure are proud of it. We are sorry to hear about your experience with management and hope that you shared your... More


  4. "fulltime job"

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    Current Employee - Production in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Production in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a job!
    the schedule is golden!

    Cons

    Advancing in this company is very hard, and they are not truthful about how to get raises
    and getting paid twice a month sucks

    Advice to Management

    be honest with employees

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you like your work schedule. If you haven't already, please discuss your interest in advancement with your supervisor and or local HR... More


  5. "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Doc Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Doc Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be able to pay your bills

    Cons

    I have traveled for training to Kenosha also Newman Georgia and Texas and work at the Richmond plant everywhere I have went the company is understaffed and overworked the Richmond plant is a constant 80 degrees on the work floor it is a startup but they want to run as if they have been open for 2 years there's a disconnect between management and the workforce and it doesn't seem like we're all one company but it's this shift against that shift and if you get a position as a lead or supervisor it is way more responsibility and not enough pay

    Advice to Management

    I know it's a startup but it should not be that hot you give out squirters or some type of Gatorade but your line leads and supervisors don't like you going to the break room to keep yourself rehydrated the same pressure you put on the workers to get product out on the floor and out the door should be put on E80 to get everything running correctly


  6. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast Paced
    Continuous Improvement Environment
    Exposure to Good Culture

    Cons

    Unspoken commitment to working long extensive hours
    Ambiguity to Management expectations

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jun 27, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate you recognizing our unique culture and commitment to continued improvement; however, we are sorry to hear about your experience with... More


  7. "Poor management skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there the co-workers were great nice family atmosphere

    Cons

    Management needs to work on their people skills if you have leads in charge of employees they should actually know their job the employees shouldn't have to teach the lead what to do my daughter was in a car accident I had to leave work early and go to the hospital I was written up for that I was told by a jar if it would have been her funeral then I would not have been written up

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to have people classes learn to treat your employees with respect you can't degrade your employees and expect them to break their back for you so you can get your bonuses

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    We are sorry to hear about your daughter and we hope that she is okay. We appreciate you acknowledging our family atmosphere and your service to Niagara. Like all our Team Members, our leaders are... More

  8. "Employee Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly crew with lots of overtime available

    Cons

    terribly disorganized, management constantly cracking the whip, mandatory overtime, non-existent training program, rampant "tribal knowledge" hoarding to ensure job security

    Advice to Management

    establish that "tribal knowledge" is unacceptable, create a structured training program to ensure personnel are learning their jobs through education not "trial by fire"

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for writing this review. We are sorry to hear about your experience and if you have not already, we encourage you to continue this conversation with your supervisor and/or HR Partner to... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Shift mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Shift Mechanic in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Mechanic in Mooresville, NC

    I have been working at Niagara Bottling (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area.

    Cons

    Not an equal opportunity employer. It does not matter how long you have worked there or how much experience you have. What seems to mater is who you become buddy buddy and best friends with to work your way up and get the training needed to do your job. We do machine rebuilds yearly on the machines and that's how you learn how the components of the machine come apart and go back together. Some mechanism are involved in every rebuild and sent all over the country for training yet others as myself are not included in any of this.

    It seem as though the senior Factory focus mechanic runs the maintenance crew. If your not in his click you get nothing. If your his buddy and do favors outside the work place you get what ever you want. I talked with my supervisor about this and was told as long as I get my paycheck that's all that matters. This is total bull crap we should all get the same training opportunity and then be judged on our performance after that. With over 30 years in blow molding with some management experience it is a shame to see this happening in such a big company.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone the same treatment and training . It a shame that this behavior is overlooked by the top managers.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    May 10, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We want you to know that we read them and discuss your feedback with our leadership teams. You are right that we do not promote based on tenure and... More


  10. "Looking for younger employees who are willing to work long hours"

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    Former Contractor - Supply Chain in Ontario, CA
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Niagara Bottling as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They seem to be very employee orientated and give lots of "Thanks" in the way of giveaways and food. For the most part they are probably a good company to work for if you are starting out.

    Cons

    Expectations of working 12-14 hours a day during summer months. Even though I was more than competent to do the job, because I did not want to work those hours they ended my contract. That is not an assumption that is what I was told when they let me go. They have a tendency to only hire those young people that really don't have the ability to say no and just do what the managers want them to do even if it means working harder not smarter.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of making your employees work harder invest in a system that will help them work smarter.

    Niagara Bottling Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Communications Specialist

    Thank you for writing a review. Summer is a busy time for us as demand increases during hotter months. We recognize this and often provide meals and other incentives to demonstrate our appreciation... More


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