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It's an interesting company, for sure.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Management
Current Employee - Management

I have been working at Menards full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Stable company- they don’t appear to be going anywhere and they are often underestimated in the industry. Pay is above average overall for part-timers (great job for retirees or college students). Management pay looks low on paper, but since they compensate more in bonuses and pay hourly (including overtime) you’re paid at or above industry average. They promote anyone willing so those with little to no education or experience can move up in the company, if willing to relocate. Department Managers make 45-60k, GM’s make 100k+ easy. Finally, profit sharing is almost unheard of in retail for all employees and can pay pretty nicely once you have a few years of service in.

Cons

It’s an odd company. You really can’t understand how odd it is until you work there. The company is all about the mighty dollar and wont hesitate whatsoever to put that in front of its employees. The bare minimum in health insurance, (carriers change annually), paid time off is laughable, no sick-time or bereavement- all because of the cost- not for the well being of its team members. Work-life balance is a non-existent concept here. The company promotes from within ONLY- which while on the surface it seems like a good policy, but often the result of this is unqualified managers with little education beyond high school and since no new ideas are ever brought in (ie- from other retailers) the culture and methods of the company become stale. In addition it creates a job vacuum and stores are often left scraping the bottom of the barrel for willing managers. That idea extends to the corporate staff, who appear to be constantly short staffed and overworked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your company is growing- you're going to have to get out of that "start-up lumberyard" mentality if you want to be respected in the industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Menards Highschool

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility for part timers, ability to learn new useful skills (ex. Forklift, Stock picker, low lift pallet jack, etc) transferable to other jobs, ability to transfer to other locations.

    Cons

    Hostile environment to new workers(from co-workers on up to HR), lack of communication, high rate of fraternization, lack of discipline, gossiping, disrespect, slave-labor, low pay, no advancement, typical dead-end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'll put it to you straight: Pull your head out of your rear, and correct/terminate those employees that are abusive towards other employees, COMMUNICATE with those "beneath you", or at least attempt to actually enforce a chain of command for communication purposes (good communication = better turn out, isn't that what bus. management teach?), disciplinary action for those constantly late and abuse the 5 minute late grace period (that the store apparently has), disband the cliques and outside-of-work friendships between employees and managers or discipline/terminate, and last but not least actually show respect amongst one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Office manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager

    I worked at Menards full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, opportunity to move up quickly with relocation, chance for bonuses, good informative self paced training programs for employees

    Cons

    The hours were long, pay was barely average, the corporate office is Big Brother, some business practices were close to shady.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging.

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