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A Last Resort

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

I have been working at Menards full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great opportunity for kids in highschool or college.
Sales team members are very kind.
Most management team members are there to help you.

Cons

As a human resource coordinator there is little if any support from the management staff in the areas of motivation or change for the better. Menards motivates through fear, fear of a visit from General Office employees, a secret shop, and fines. If managers don't make payroll they have money taken from their bonus. If HR makes a mistake, even during their training period they get fined. The fines are taken from their IPS, end of year bonus. The management and HR have hourly rates of pay which are far below benchmarked positions,. For example, HR and manager trainees make 11.50/hr. Their bonuses make very little difference in their gross pay, considering they get fined for mistakes. Seldom do they tell you what you are doing right, but focus on what you do wrong. Management can do well if they are willing to put in the time, which can mean 50-60 hours/week. These hours are mandated by general office and if management doesn't work them they will be fined. Guests can be extremely rude to team members and management doesn't support or protect their employees from any type of abuse.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In an recession your management style, compensation and benefits may be adequate but the general office staff needs to be forward thinking, try to be less dictoral and more of a team player.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Extremely anal retentive employee policies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor Service Manager
    Former Employee - Contractor Service Manager

    I worked at Menards full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Recognized company name and low prices on lower quality goods

    Cons

    Very inflexible personnel policies. Management uses extreme punishment measures (e.g. 3 day layoff/no pay) for minor infringements . If late 3 times by more than 5 minutes in 90 day rolling period, you get fired--regardless of length of service or reason. Very low moral among hourly staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Won't follow any suggestions. What's in the rule book is cast in concrete. Need to show more personal interest in employee problems that could impact performance. Retail floor staff need to be shown appreciation for work well done and reward for good performance, update training for low performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good part time job, terrible career choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Yard Manager
    Former Employee - Outside Yard Manager

    I worked at Menards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to move up and make decent money with no college degree IF you are willing to move at a moments notice to anywhere in the company 5+ times over your career

    Cons

    Employees are treated as expendable because there is always a stack of applications on the human resource desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer incentives to promote and move other than "we will fire you if you don't"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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