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Premium Waters Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Company overview"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - President in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premium Waters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, successful, handles challenges

    Cons

    Common growth challenges for a company especially in an emerging industry

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for high quality employees willing to participate in the growth of the company.


  2. "Staff Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premium Waters (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment. My manager was good

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Difficult to complete the project

  3. "Accountaning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premium Waters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at PWI for many years and enjoyed my time. I made many friends. I left due to other opportunities. The culture has changed and there are many people who are not happy there and should leave. Many changes in Management. The HR dept was very approachable and always willing to help,

    Cons

    Too much changes, and not approachable recent hires in the past years. The culture has changed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart approachable leaders. Consider rethinking our salary structure for tenure employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I was a production supervisor, my short experience there was absolutely wonderful."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Riverside, MO
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Riverside, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premium Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons through my eyes about working there, were the employees themselves. All of the supervisors seemed to be on the same page and wanted the same things. The operations manager, and the plant manager, are two very smart people, and will do anything in their power to help see you succeed and prosper within the company. I personally found the operations manager quite intimidating, versus the plant manager! However, in the end I realized I could speak with both and not feel intimidated by either. I most definitely would recommend this job for anyone that is looking for change, and willing to be open to expressing themselves to the changes you feel could help the company. I wish I was still there! It was probably the best job I ever had. I miss everyone I worked with since the day I left.

    Cons

    Your first couple months you need to watch out when it comes to stepping on toes. Or you could be like me, ask all the questions necessary, and find out the answers you need. If you see something wrong and unsafe, or even an OSHA violation, speak your mind. To me that is honesty, that's just doing your job. If you know nothing about I 70 traffic in early a.m. morning, and live literally just 30 mins away. You need to leave your house 1 1/2 hours early!!!!!!There is a train I guarantee will make you late for work even if you are there behind the train 10 mins before your shift starts, you can expect to be late! Ask about the bridge that prevents you from dealing with a train. If there is an accident and you are in one lane traffic and it is standstill traffic, or there is an accident, and there are two lanes open however, they are going 30 miles an hour in a 70 mile an hour part, take a picture to prove yourself. If you have been caught in traffic, or the train, go hit your badge on the door as soon as you get there. Then if you have to go back to your car to get something do it after you swipe your badge that way it shows you are there on time. If you are training for an evening shift, and you were doing dayshift training, simply just do your eight hours Monday through Friday. If you are asked to do something like work Monday day shift work Tuesday night shift work Wednesday and Thursday day shift work Friday and Saturday night shift, explain you would rather do when we dayshift and one week night shift you do not want to split it up. It is very hard on your body, and then your body really doesn't know when to sleep and not sleep.

    Advice to Management

    You should never let an employee in training do more than one 12 hour day in a week. Especially if they're in training, honestly 12 after 12 after 12 is too much for anyone especially when you change their shifts in a single week. It really isn't noticed or appreciated anyway. It is through employees I have to admit. My advice to you is never have someone train night shift and dayshift in the same week! Explain to them IN their interview, that if they're coming to work off of 70 going west about the bridge, ensuring them so they can miss the train all together. Just one other thing please advise any new employee if they do not know what I 70 traffic is like in early A.M. Please, explain to them if your OnStar/GPS states 30 miles, you need to leave your house 1 1/2 hours before their starting shift, to ensure not being late. You might also at least allow employees ONLY in their first 30 days give the exception of the train and seven minute grace period of being late. At least the first month only until they get used to traveling in the traffic. From my understanding all employees used to have that that Grace period to ensure they don't lose their job, yes I know it has changed, however, I think your new employees need to learn about the train and about leaving their house on time.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Human Resources - Lacks Professionalism. Lazy work ethic."

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Accounting in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premium Waters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours was a plus. Management has changed since I left, not sure if that's the case anymore.
    Employee discounts.

    Cons

    Human Resources was a joke in the Minneapolis office! Anytime you would make any kind of inquiry regarding health insurance and benefits, they would tell you to go look it up on the internet. They had no interest in working. Their priorities are laughing and gossiping throughout the day for the entire office to hear.

    Advice to Management

    Straighten out your HR Department. Hire smart, professional, qualified employees who are willing to do their jobs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Maint tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Riverside, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Riverside, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay $26 HR is the only pro

    Cons

    Management and HR very shady. Employee handbook don't have all the needed info in it. The musketeers in maintenance run the show think they are gods one is like a 25yr old kid. lots of favoritism going on. no were to grow or advance

    Advice to Management

    Open door policy would mean something if they were there half the time. Put All the policies in the handbook. Let ppl know about the personal improvement plan PIP is what you call it, it's sometimes the last stage to bring fired. Don't show so much favoritism


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Premium Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Easy
    Small company
    Only 3 water lines
    Little supervision
    Low pay for bottling industry

    Cons

    The mechanics have very little experience.
    The less someone knows, the more they lie and stab you in the back.
    Be aware of the ones that talk the most.
    Sitting in a small office with 3 mechanics watching you tube all night
    Management will lie, lie, lie

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the troublemakers

  8. "Love working at this company"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premium Waters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment and great co workers

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Technician at Premium Waters"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Riverside, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Riverside, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Premium Waters (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay to start off

    Cons

    no paid sick days and few paid holidays

    Advice to Management

    for the most part the management were fair and decent to work for. honest days pay for an honest days work. no advice from me.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Whats good for management isn't usually whats best for the production worker."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Riverside, MO
    Current Employee - Operator in Riverside, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Premium Waters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime.
    Decent starting pay for production work.

    Cons

    Does not have the employees best interest at heart.
    Minimal advancement opportunities.
    Management plays favoritism to an extreme.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time taking care of your employees. Production, efficiency and safety will increase if you do so.


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