A typical day at Manitou for me is picking up paperwork and entering it into the data base. The phones in our office ring nonstop. There are multiple people coming in and out of the office at any given time. This means you have to be focused to do the job at hand. I do enjoy this job because its repetitive and I enjoy the people I work with.
Intern (Former Employee) – West Bend, WI – 15 August 2019
I would typically come in from 9AM to 5PM, helping different coworkers with IT related issues. I was two cubicles away from my boss and he was very easy to talk to, and I felt like all of my coworkers accepted me. I thoroughly enjoyed the job.
Painter (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – 19 June 2019
I'll be upfront and state that I was just recently let go form this job. I'm not mad or surprised as I told several co-workers that I was not going to be staying. I personally think it only reflects more so that rather than tell me they had a replacement they made the staffing agency I went through call me 2 hours before work and deliver the news. I would've appreciated them being upfront.
This was probably one of the worst factory jobs I've ever had. The place was a mess. The quality of work was pretty bad on the welding side and the paint was often not great either. There are guys here for sure that work really hard but there is most definitely not enough of them. The welders are paid very poorly and the work reflects it. Most of my co-workers informed that people spend a lot of time talking bad about each other and things apparently get stolen all the time so stuff is often locked up. To the point that there where days where I couldn't do my job because the needed equipment was locked up somewhere.
Now to the point of the mess I mentioned. On my first day there was trash everywhere in my work area. Sandpaper, tape, towels etc. where all over the floor. Easy tripping hazards. A good chunk of my first few days was just cleaning up that mess so I could have a more organized work space. It should also be noted that there is not a lot of direction given here. Once done with a project it can easily be awhile before someone gives you something else, hence how I spent so much time cleaning my first few days.
I also want to point out safety. I asked several times for hearingmore... protection here and it was almost a week and a half before anyone got me anything. I was told later on that hearing protection isn't required on the paint line but I do not agree with this as factories in general are very loud and pretty much everyone should be wearing it. There is also a lot of mold in the bathroom sinks that has been growing for god only knows how long. That is just out right disgusting. As I mentioned, tripping hazards are everywhere. A lot stuff is just tossed on the ground and bottles and such tend to be left everywhere. I spent a lot of time cleaning up after the guy specifically in my area. I asked for a dust mask a number of times too and never got one. A guy I was working with eventually gave me one he had already.
So all in all, very bad experience. I would not advise working here or buying one of there products. I can't imagine every location is like this but this one is in very poor shape.less
Parts hanger/Put away (Former Employee) – Yankton, SD – 11 May 2019
Dont even think about this place if you have a family. 0 understanding. 0 sympathy. And 0 care for their employee's. I got wrote up for not planning when my wife gave birth in advance. They gave me a bad reveiw because they fired me with notes stating my child was hospitalized and I had to be there!
Welder and Fabricator (Former Employee) – Yankton, SD – 23 April 2019
I would get a pallet of gram parts then wouldtake crane and pick up parts and install in jig then would measure and weld together then would finish by installing the bars that made the spools sit in place.
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Madison, SD – 7 March 2019
The job itself with simple but upper management was the biggest issue at this place they show no compassion for their employees and 0 understanding when it comes to family either you are there or you are not and they have an 11 point system and no matter what the case may be once you hit 11 points you get terminated.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Honor, MI – 4 March 2019
The Manitou restaurant was a seasonal job.It was a very professional med to high end establishment.The owners were great to work for.i always looked forward to going to work.I was never once late for work.we had opening responsibilities such as preparation of setting up the waitresses areas condiments.Cut pies make coffee.Make sure your section was properly set.The closing duties consisted of sweeping,vacuuming,putting all waitress areas of thing away.Emtying coffee pots and cleaning them.washing pots and pans.making sure the salt n pepper shackers where wiped down.Working at the Manitou was a great experience and made really good money.
Kits (Former Employee) – Madison, SD – 17 February 2019
worked in the Kits department - was told that i would be transferred to engines in about a month and 1/2 - when i was finally transferred, i went to radiators / radiator shrouds and installing oil filters to the chassis. i visited with HR, they told me that is where they needed me "at this time. maybe after 2 or 3 months, i might be transferred to engines."
Digital Project Assistant (Current Employee) – Ancenis (44) – 3 August 2018
Le service marketing Manitou a des profils très différents, ce qui enrichit l’ensemble de l’équipe. Il y a des étrangers, des plus expérimentés et des jeunes alternants et stagiaires, en formant une équipe transversale.
I love the pay and the work ain't bad but you don't get too accelerate fast or work in other departments like you're supposed to quick enough and it's an all right place to work but they don't give you enough brakes and I think 10 minutes for break is not enough especially for how much time that it takes to walk to the break room and so on and so forth and they don't appreciate their employees enough to keep any employees that's why so many people quit their
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – 28 June 2018
Didn't really get any benefits because I was working through a temp service. Although I worked through a temp service the manager there was horrible and I would never want to work there for the company as a regular employee.
Painter, Quality Control, and Parts Manager (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – 11 June 2018
The overtime was good. But the management wasn't great. Also there are a lot of very unprofessional supervisors. Lots of inappropriate behavior. Some bad behavior and rule breaking is totally ignored. Superiors play favorites