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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN
Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Menards

  1. I need to find a new job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can move up fast. They only promote from within. They offer a Management Training Program so you can become an assistant department manager in 3 months. They are always opening new stores.

    Cons

    They require you to move and work long hours. You only get a couple vacation days to start when your full time and it is based on how long you work there. It takes 3 years to get 10 days off.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work your Managers such long shifts. I would rather work 5 8 hour days than 12+hour days.


  2. they helped me with experience in many different job areas.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have great oppertunities to move up into management. Flexible for students. In-Home training to learn about everything in the store.

    Cons

    Stressful for families. A lot of hours for Managers with no exceptions without a doctors note. Not many cons about Menards.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to teach people in different ways. Everybody learns differently


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