I worked at Manitowoc Co. full-time (More than 8 years)
Aside from the employees who work to maintain relationships outside the work environment, the management work to maintain staff through fluctuations in sales.
The only con I can think of are the hierarchy loopholes you have to go through to get anything completed, but that is expected with any corporation.
Advice to Management
None I can think of, great leaders there.
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Manitowoc Co. (Fort Worth, TX).
Interview was handled over 10 years ago when the company was a different type of company, but the interview was handled very well. Felt very easy going and were very clear about job duties and possibility of growing within the company. Process was quite short, interviewed with one person and another sat in on the interview. Never interviewed with HR, although now days I know the first interview is with HR.
It was quite easy being that I had been unemployed for a long time and was very willing to accept their first offer.