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Good pay but you pay for it

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Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Johnson Creek, WI
Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Johnson Creek, WI

I worked at Menards full-time

Pros

Fast paced environment, promotion opportunities, wide range of product sales opportunities, stable organization

Cons

Not family oriented, typical retail environment, poor general office support, culture of fear

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to join the 21st century with their management techniques. Many people in management are terrible people and do not have any leadership training or abilitiy

Doesn't Recommend
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    Be prepared to kiss ass.

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    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
  2. 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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