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Overkworked, Underpayed

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Menards

Pros

As much overtime as you want

Cons

Was part time, working more than 40 hours a week, while going to college.. Because i didn't have unlimited availability i wasnt able to go full time, which would have been a substantial pay raise (2-3$ an hour more)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    THink twice about working at menards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Service Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Employee discount of 10%, offers medical and vision insurance, retirement plan (non-particpation), decent wage for retail. Profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    No long or short term disability insuraces, bad vacation policy, 'fines' for non-performance, long hours, irregular shift hours, not family 'friendly'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating the employess with respect. Don't insult their intellegence and let them make some decisions - you just might find that they have some great ideas. Pay them a compliment and offer CASH bonuses for great ideas that make John money.

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at Menards part-time for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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