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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 a 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, ok pay, constant threat of being terminated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fairly good, but you definitely need to put in a lot of hours for it. Having a profit sharing program is amazing, and it definitely benefits the people who put in time with the company. The more years you work over 1,000 hours, the higher your profit sharing percentage is.

    Cons

    Retail in general these days is awful. Speaking in generalities, customers treat you like garbage, have little to no patience, expect everything for nothing, are extremely rude and believe they know more than you do constantly. Again, with retail the hours are very inconsistent. For instance, you work 12 hour days sometimes until 10 pm, only to work at 6:30 am the next day. Average for a manager is about 46-50 hours per week...minimum. The constant threat of visits from the corporate office, secret shops, and being caught by cameras is nerve racking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    For part timers only

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

    I worked at Menards part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for college students

    Cons

    Lack of benefits, stupid gifts on holiday, lack of substantial raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing! Enough of that goes on from the G.O.!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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