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It's an interesting company, for sure.

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Management
Current Employee - Management

I have been working at Menards full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Office manager

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    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager

    I worked at Menards full-time (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 Management

    Stop micromanaging.

  2. Retail Managment looking in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    I have been working at Menards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The job is really not that hard. The pay is hourly and usually managers are encouraged to work more than scheduled as long as payroll allows. Profit sharing. Various bonuses.

    Cons

    Outside of the store, there is very little interaction with any other employee at the General Office, almost as if its frowned upon. Communication can be complex dealing with multiple people and personalities. Though the job is easy, many times multiple things are expected with very little time or consideration for the feat. All stores, regardless of income, are treated with the same tasks and same time period for completion.

    Advice to Management

    Increase rewards for great employees, take advantage of those who are worth it. Segment the communication in ways that become more friendly and accepted and less bottom line driven.

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