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Be prepared to kiss ass.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yankton, SD
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yankton, SD

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

Pros

Decent pay, Good corporate structure, Profit sharing, Good training (in Theory) - The advancement training system they have set up is a good idea.

Cons

Poor moral, Favoritism, Sexual harassment, Pressure/threats to work past scheduled hours and do work outside job description, Poor training (in practice) - Management at my current location previously lost his position due to sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the company when he "fraternized" on the premises with a lower lever employee. Five years later he has a GM position again and is up to his old tricks. He has a group of favorites he ignores policy for and allows them to violate Menard's policy while he fires others who he doesn't like on a personal level for minor infractions. He's going to get this company in trouble again and probably cost them more $$. Laugh at his jokes and flirt with him if you work here if you value your position because the Management is a cabal of "Yes Men/Women" who are willing to kiss the GM's ass to keep their jobs ... although the bad mouth him behind his back. The GM is unreasonable in many of his requests and often does his best to try and make others look/feel less competent than him. He will belittle and insult others, but he instantly responds with threats to imagined insults he thinks are aimed at him.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Similar to your "secret shopper" program you should institute a "secret employee" program so that you can see what's going on in your stores when there is no announced GO visit. Retrain your managers in understanding what sexual harassment (to employees and guests) is and how to avoid it. Emphasize training is to actually be executed and not just signed off on as "completed" with a system of periodic checks and balances.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    I need to find a new job

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Over worked and under paid!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Menards full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing. Opportunity to move up quickly if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Low pay, they pride themselves on profit sharing and bonuses. As a assistant manager I made 11.50 an hour. They promised over 15k in bonuses for the year (I didn't see it). They don't recognize all college degrees. Worked open to close (16 hours) on every other weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise wages and people will stay! Recognize all degrees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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