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I have been working at Champion Window full-time (Less than a year)
I was hired close to a year ago, and love almost everything about my job. From the fast and friendly response of Ann (in recruiting) to my interview with the head of accounting, it is evident that Champion cares about hiring qualified people with proven track records in customer service as well their individual specialties. With my job, changes that may be intimidating to some only challenge me to improve my job skills. Champion invests much in the training and ongoing support of their employees, as well lines of communication within the company. I really like that. Champion is focused on the future, and I am excited to be part of it!
Individuals from the "old regime" that cling to outdated mindsets and expectations can create unnecessary negativity and upset. These people appear to simply be afraid of and resisting change. Don't allow them to affect your thinking or performance.
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I believe in us. Stay the course and continue the improvements we are currently working on. Todd, thank you for being at our monthly group meetings - it's so uplifting to know that the people in our top positions are actively involved!
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Getting an Interview
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I applied in-person. I interviewed at Champion Window.
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.
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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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 ...