Menards Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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  1. Good opportunities, good schedule

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Menards part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, management is fair and gives you more hours

    Cons

    Closing days are the worst usually will stay until midnight.

  2. Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Antioch, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Antioch, IL

    I have been working at Menards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is better than minimum wage they have decent dental insurance for part timers and for the most part the people there are really friendly

    Cons

    Depends on the store your at sometimes it can really lag for cashiers also there isn't any health insurance unless your full time which most people aren't. They insist on having you fill propane at some locations which I didn't like. The only problems I've ever encountered with them is the general managers all seem like there on huge power trips. It's pretty ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Use your head don't make people do pointless things just because you can.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Not so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Team Member in Long Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Hardware Team Member in Long Grove, IL

    I worked at Menards part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, opportunities for raises, yearly bonus, work with one department, flexible hours, tuition assistance, opportunity for advancement, monthly gift

    Cons

    Very strict uniform policy, very strict about breaks, training was not sufficient, days can be long because the store closes so late

    Advice to Management

    Probably could ease up a bit on the policy for taking breaks, training needs to be more comprehensive; most new employees felt unprepared

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Despite the stigmas of working in retail, as a Cabinets & Appliances Associate, this was the best job I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cabinet and Appliances Team Member in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Cabinet and Appliances Team Member in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Menards full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Starting hourly pay is really competitive, plus extra hourly for forklift experience
    2. If you work hard and care about your guest service and overall performance, there is a LOT of promotion potential
    3. SPIFS = monthly bonuses or commission on rotating product
    4. Generally upbeat work environment
    5. Diversity in the workplace, a lot of variety in professional experience among the employees
    6. In-Home Training offers continuing-ed for other departments, and you get periodic raises for completing training.
    7. Time-off and scheduling was reasonably flexible

    Cons

    1. Most of the people at General Office have NEVER worked in a store.
    2. There are occasionally mediocre and low-quality products that you might not want to push
    3. City stores (not suburban stores) are MUCH more focused on the "bottom line" than good customer service

    Advice to Management

    City stores, take it easy. Guests come back for the good, honest experience-- NOT the product. They could easily get something better at Home Depot for the same price.

    GO, work on your people skills. Honestly, the best thing you could do for the company would be to require that EVERY General Office team member have at least 1 year of retail sales experience before being able to tell us how to do our jobs.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good pay if you like not having a life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Menards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    profit sharing, manager bonus, gifts, and 2.50 more on the weekends. The pay was good and you could really work unlimited hours

    Cons

    The biggest issue with this company was lack of help or people. The problem is when there was a lack of help you had to pick up the slack your self. This ment working crazy hours! I worked 3000 hours last year thats way too much and a quick way to burn your self out. The way they look at it is they can just find another soul to fill your shoes

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to part timers so you can retain quality talent and help that way your not training someone new every other week and watching them go out the door and work for someone else.

  7. All about stocking. Said it was sales job, basically stock boy.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Niles, IL

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Money is good, extra 2.5 on weekends.

    Cons

    Too many products to learn. Stock isles for hours very boring. Long hours during summer time.

  8. Great first job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plainfield, IL

    I worked at Menards part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well and are able to work around your schedule to better suit your needs. The managers are very helpful and are always willing to teach you how to do things correctly and timely to ensure quality for you and the customer. Around christmas you have to help pick up the holiday section but you get overtime!

    Cons

    There's a lot of standing, if you're working as a cashier and black Friday is very hectic and stressful as it would be for any job.

  9. Helpful (6)

    The DC is the way to be :)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Lead in Plano, IL
    Current Employee - Area Lead in Plano, IL

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The distribution is a great place to work. Every day is different and challenging. You are working with cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Cameras make it feel like you are watched. There should be training (off the clock is fine) to develop the people.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Menards, more like the worst place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Menards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some coworkers were fun to work with

    Cons

    Hours, management was terrible, poor pay, stressful, tedious, customers made the job terrible at times

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect and don't swear at your employees. Respect me, I'll respect you.

  11. Helpful (1)

    So far so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Homewood, IL
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Homewood, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Set days/hours. Lots of training. Helpful coworkers. $3.00 more an hour on weekends.

    Cons

    Sometimes they want you to work faster when you really are trying your hardest and that's a little discouraging.

    No set chain of command. I know who my department manager is and that's it.

    Advice to Management

    I know you have a goal that needs to be met, but people are not robots. Sometimes you can say things like "we need to have this work done in _____ amount of time" instead of just saying hurry up work faster.

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