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Manko Window Systems Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Loader
    Former Employee - Loader
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Manko Window Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will make decent money and work a lot of overtime. Weekly pay.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Company doesn't care about employees"

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    Former Employee - Insulated Glass Worker in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Insulated Glass Worker in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manko Window Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours available, lots of overtime if you want it, and uniforms provided for free whenever you need them.

    Cons

    Management didn't know what they were doing and did not care about employees, dangerous work environment, broke some OSHA regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat employees like they're expendable

  3. "Run for your life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Manko Window Systems full-time

    Pros

    Paid weekly and if you have no life, can work like a slave for overtime.

    Cons

    Real low pay. Their solution to every problem is "make it work". Equipment is trash and needs a serious tune up so it doesn't break down daily. Everyone is overworked and underpaid but the management upstairs doesn't care because they aren't the ones who have to work on the floor. Can never find anyone to hire, but dont actively try to hire with modern techniques. Honestly, unless you are homeless, avoid this company. You will want to kill yourself everyday you come into here.

    Advice to Management

    Find people who know how to manage, not just people who have been around longer than the rest.


  4. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Fabricator in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Fabricator in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Will hire anyone off the street

    Cons

    Few benefits, no cell phones allowed in building, no paid sick time. Inconsistent management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like adults, not children.


  5. "worthless company"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manko Window Systems (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    These are words I have to put in because I can't think of anything positive

    Cons

    I could write a book...but I won't finish it here. Everything is a pathetic excuse of resources and the management (owners specifically) don't deserve the hard work employees give them, front office and the shop floor

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  6. "Its a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manko Window Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best parts about the job is they through you into the work instantly. I have also noticed that as soon as you start, you start to see your actual benefit to the company and coworkers directly. They pay is constant as is the work. You get your first review for a pay raise at or around 90 days, with your ability and motivation deciding how much you get in a raise rather than how much you are liked. After your initial raise, every year you get one.

    Cons

    They pay is kinda low considering how much work you do. I understand this is a job that requires no thinking but lifting heavy objects all the time can really wear someones body out.
    The management in the main factory (not the offices) are basically whiny little toddlers. They complain about everything and are annoying to deal with. In most cases I think it would be a better investment if they fired them and promoted some of the younger ones who don't complain as much. The benefits are meh at best but decent if you are single.
    A more personal opinion would be if the company doesn't spend anything on advertisement, then they should at least invest some on its employees who want to eventually get an office job and start to make a career out of Manko (much like myself) as 3-400$ checks a week (if you are lucky) makes it extremely hard to really do anything.


  7. "Sinking ship.. run away"

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    Former Employee - Wore Many Hats in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Wore Many Hats in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Manko Window Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Sometimes there are free bagels and donuts (office staff only). Clean working conditions in the office. Indoor working conditions for shop employees (never on a job site). Decent benefits. Set hours. Nights and weekends off for office people.

    Cons

    If you are a professional, steer clear of this company. Expect to be “sold” a career opportunity only to turn around and get thrown under the bus. Expect to get moved from an office to a desk/cubicle, to have your responsibilities ripped away from you, and for ways to be found to get rid of you before they have to start paying you more, set you up with health insurance, or follow through on the advancement opportunity they promised when you were first hired.

    The entire company is highly disorganized. There’s no hierarchy of authority so no one knows who they should report to. There are no training programs and employees are very unclear of the company’s expectations of their roles and responsibilities. The culture is very “sink or swim.” When employees do something right or make a mistake, they get zero feedback. The rules are always changing and are enforced at management’s discretion. Employees are always in fear of losing their job. There’s almost no communication, loyalty, leadership, accountability, or direction. As a result, there is very high turn-over. If someone is let go, they are never given a reason why. Management is too afraid of conflict and lays people off rather than deal with issues.

    There is a major disconnect between the workers and the office staff. The workers mainly keep their heads down, do the bare minimum, and take home their paychecks at the end of the week. The office staff does the same thing but they are very catty and gossipy. There’s no sense of trust or loyalty at all. Also, customer service is terrible. Customers will go to the competition whenever they can. In fact, most of Manko’s business comes from one of their other facilities. It doesn’t help that their “multi-million dollar” machines are constantly going down. This affects production and customers often don’t get their products for weeks.

    In my professional opinion, the facility itself is very unsafe. Although they finally have a maintenance department who is doing a great job turning things around, there are still multiple hazards that could result in serious injuries, high fines and/or shut downs. With the exception of a vending machine where employees can get replacement PPE, the company has no safety program in place. The management is always talking about how if they got a visit from OSHA, they’d be in trouble. Their workman’s compensation insurance company keeps threatening to cut them off.

    If I had to narrow down the biggest problem this company has, it would be the human resources department. They have people in these positions that should have been laid off and replaced long ago. I personally heard discriminatory remarks made about minorities, veterans/military service members, women, overweight people, people with tattoos, piercings or body modifications, and people who have worked fast food in the past. I’ve seen them target (and build a case against) employees that get hurt or pregnant. I’ve also witnessed “random” drug testing on certain minority groups.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management: Your workers aren’t nearly as stupid as you think they are. Conduct employee retention interviews and start heeding their advice. Create an employee & customer retention program. Start training and leading your people. Give positive and negative feedback when it is needed. Quit throwing each other under the bus to save your own skins. Revamp your business plan because it is very outdated. Frankly, it is a miracle you survived the recession.

    Take a good look at your human resources department. They are very unprofessional individuals that have become skilled at chasing away talent - especially people with advanced degrees. Replace them with individuals that have the components necessary to be good representatives of your company.

    For one manager in particular, stop moping around and sitting in co-workers' offices whining about how much your employees suck. Your employees don’t respect you and it is up to you that change that. Pull yourself out of the victim cycle and start operating Above the Line.

  8. "Not too bad but tough job"

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    Former Employee - Door Assembly in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Door Assembly in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manko Window Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They do their best to give you as many hours as they can. Their benifits are not too bad. Opprotunities for raises. Lots of opprotunity to learn different jobs. Supports limited National Guard and Reserve obligations.

    Cons

    Not consistant with enforcing the rules. Done at their convienience. Discourages military obligations that effect production.

    Advice to Management

    Consistancy in enforcing the rules and listening to their employies. Support your National Guard and Reserve Soldiers that have to take off a lot for pre deployment events.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Worst...Job...ever"

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    Current Employee - Manko Look Elsewhere in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Manko Look Elsewhere in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pays the bills...nothing more...Its a job to work it you need some money but Im having a hard time saying anything else nice....

    Cons

    So disorganized, It makes me sick. Management are holier than thou and won't give any feedback, good or bad...