I worked at Manko Window Systems full-time (Less than a year)
You will make decent money and work a lot of overtime. Weekly pay.
Pretty difficult work. Incredibly hot in moving trucks during the summer. Long, long days (up to 15 hrs). High turnover rate for employees.
Advice to Management
If you want good workers, pay them more than 10 dollars an hour.
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Manko Window Systems (Omaha, NE) in August 2013.
I started through a temp service and before I had even signed a contract with them, I got a call saying someone wanted to interview me already. The next day, I had an interview with the hiring manager. I was very nervous and unprepared but I had a very good resume. The interviewer told me he was interested in hiring me because I had an advanced degree and a near-perfect GPA. He said this was a good indication that I would work very hard for the company. However, he said they didn’t have a position open and that he would create one for me. He asked me how I felt about having no specific job title. I needed a job so badly that I said I could make it work. The next day, he called me and offered me a job. He said he’d talked to the owner of the company and, based on my experience and education, they would place me on a fast-track to upper management.
I did not meet anyone else the day I interviewed but, based on what the hiring manager told me, I got the impression that the people I would be working with were highly organized and very professional. The office seemed clean and the building was in good condition. I was interviewed in a conference room with a large American flag on the wall – which I liked. However, during the interview, I heard swearing, sighs of frustration, and trash talk about customers from the office staff.
There wasn't much negotiation. The manager offered me $12 an hour to start and promised me a raise after the 90 day probation period. I was so desperate for work that I accepted.
My advice to anyone thinking about working for this company is to ask for what you feel you're worth. Don't let them low-ball you just because you're desperate for a job. Also, keep in mind that, no matter what they tell you, you will be there temporarily unless you have no desire to advance.
Also, if you are a professional, you will NOT be working with other professionals. If that's what you're looking for, you're better off working fast food.
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