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Good job for high schoolers, not my preferred career choice.

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Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN
Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN

I have been working at Menards part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-"Decent" pay for retail ($2.50 extra an hour on weekends)
-Work every other weekend instead of all weekends
-Easy to transfer to different stores

I would recommend this job to a high schooler who needs some extra money, but I'm not sure how anyone can support a healthy family in this workplace.

Cons

-Inconsistent and over-controlling upper management
-Incentives given to stay that seem great, but aren't really (yearly bonus if you work enough hours, but if they paid us $1 more an hour, we would make more)
-Only Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays off
-Pay tops off for part time at less than a dollar more than a new-hire high school graduate, even if you've worked there for 5+years
-long hours
-high turnover rate from dissatisfied workers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let your managers do their jobs and make judgements. Don't change the rules every time one person makes a mistake; it gets confusing what you want us to do. Also, why such a huge pay difference between a GM and a FEM. I've been in stores where our FEM does five times the work the GM does. Spread out the pay a little maybe?

There is a common phrase among the lower-paid workers when dealing with angry guests: "I'm not paid enough to deal with this." I'm experienced and would stay with this company longer if I was paid a little more. The second I have an opportunity to leave, I will.

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  1. Opportunities for Growth

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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager

    I have been working at Menards full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to move up in the company very quickly
    Plenty of locations in the upper mid-west
    Profit sharing

    Cons

    Not that great of benefits
    Lots of overtime
    Being short staffed due to payroll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep providing opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Plenty of opportunity for advancement, decent pay, great ethics and treatment

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    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Portage, IN

    I have been working at Menards part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity, decent pay, great ethics and treatment of guests and employees, entertaining work environment

    Cons

    Management was unable to accommodate my need for different hours other than what I was previously scheduled and unwilling to provide with more hours. Most coworkers would slack off constantly and get rewarded when they finally did the right thing, while I was never rewarded or acknowledged for constantly working hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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