Champion Window Reviews

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Todd Dickson`
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    A Great Company that manufactures and provides superior products and maintains a solid reputation in the marketplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Champion Window full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Champion has given me with the opportunity to run an extremely successful business with an appropriate amount of autonomy and provided me and my team with the resources, brand and procedures to ensure that success. The leadership team is open to and encourages the input of everyone in the Champion family and often implements those ideas, enhancements and procedures into the normal operating procedures. The income potential has a very high ceiling and productivity is handsomely rewarded.

    Cons

    The home improvement business is a very competitive world. It takes a unique individual and skill set to succeed. We have experienced an inordinate amount of changes in our leadership over the previous few years which brings change and adjustments. Those changes have both pros and cons but the challenge of accepting change can be difficult for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep and open mind. Continue to reach out to the tenured members of this great team and stay focused on CONTINUED growth.

Champion Window Interviews

Updated Jan 31, 2015

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    Manager Position Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Champion Window.

    Interview

    I was "recruited" by a friend that worked there to apply so I turned in a resume and stopped in personally to talk to the appropriate manager. They had me fill out some application paperwork and then I left. A few days later I was called in to interview and I walked in with a dress shirt, tie, and dress slacks to look like appropriate for an interview and they thought I was applying for a sales job instead. I was interviewed by 3 people including the Division Manager. I have extensive experience in the position I applied for but one of the guys I interviewed with asked about my ability to hire good people under me and I said that I've got people that are willing to come with me if I get hired b/c of the current employer we were with. He thought I was all talk apparently and said not to make any promises b/c people always say that and never follow through (I can understand that). They asked me what I was wanting to get paid so I told them that if they could match my current employer I would be happy to come aboard. They told me only veteran employees make that much and that the amount they could offer would be "pretty much" the same once I factored their great benefits. I thought it was close but not quite.

    They initially "went with someone else" for the position I applied for but offered me a sales position (I hate 'selling') so I declined. A week later they called me back and offered me the original position I applied for. I later found out that their hire turned out to be a dud. It took a week and a half for them to get an offer to me and fire their original mistake. We negotiated and I accepted.

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    Negotiation

    I negotiated my pay by highlighting my ability to solve their immediate need as well as grow their long term vision. I met them near the middle but was able to stay closer to my end of the package with the benefits. It took a week and a half but worked out and I'm looking forward to success.

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Additional Info

Website www.championwindow.com
Headquarters Cincinnati, OH
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1953
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Champion Window, Sunrooms and Home Exteriors provides a quality product backed by excellent customer service. We set our standards of quality, value and customer service to the highest degree. We go the distance to ensure your experience with Champion is a pleasurable one. From the initial purchase, installation and years later, you will find us ready and willing to serve you.

Because we custom manufacture our windows, doors and sunrooms, we are able to ensure our stringent quality and craftsmanship requirements. Each factory showroom is run by a talented and dedicated... More

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