Menards Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
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Pros
  • Yearly bonus profit sharing check (in 115 reviews)

  • Decent pay for college/ high school kids (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours at the worst time of day (in 54 reviews)

  • No work/life balance - your life is Menards (in 23 reviews)

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22 Employee Reviews

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  1. Good Job for Hardworkers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Assistant Wallcoverings Department Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - First Assistant Wallcoverings Department Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Instant Profit Sharing for employees that log it least 1000 hours. - Managers tend to be very helpful with product changing. - Bonuses for Managers. - If your willing to move to different places you can become high management.

    Cons

    - For managers long hours. - Vacation is only earned for the coming year, and it takes quite awhile to get more than a week of vacation. - Every other weekend you work as a manager about 40 hours in 3 days. - if you don't want to move the highest you can go is Department Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, good job.


  2. Human REsources

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    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Safety Manager in Noblesville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No micro Management Blah Blah Blah

    Cons

    Underpaid and over worked. General office is always out to make themselves look good by finding things you Aren't able to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Lisa Wagner, she is a cancer.


  3. Front End Mgr

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got paid over time. Every other weekend off. I had good experiences with store management. Profit sharing and mgmt bonuses.

    Cons

    Not permitted to be in school and work full time (this is why I quit) Limited pto Company would fire or demote people for not wanting to take a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    You have (some) smart people working for you. Listen to their ideas.


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  5. I work as a cashier primarily, however I my skills are utilized on occasion: such as additional customer service.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Avon, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Avon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmoshpere, they pay very well considering the job title.

    Cons

    We are payed for pay periods two weeks prior to what is current.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing.


  6. Helpful (9)

    Great at working around my school schedule.

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Camby, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Camby, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IPS (instant profit sharing) checks get each year if you work over 1000 hours, the Store and Department Managers are always helpful when you need help

    Cons

    Just when changing departments, you have to start back at square one relearning again


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    Former Employee - Load Puller in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Load Puller in Avon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    training was good people are ok (might be different at other store)

    Cons

    I feel they don't care about their employees, just care about money

    Advice to Management

    learn to care.


  8. Fun and rewarding work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great group on people, I was able to learn a lot and help customers with their shopping needs.

    Cons

    They are not good at enforcing their policy and procedures, they pick and choose the ones that they want to follow and when they want to follow them.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to enforce company policy and procedures and lead by example by following them.


  9. Terrible management. No one cares.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Went from on the floor, to morning stock to early morning cleaning. Cleaning was the only position my boss was actually tolerable. He was nice and enjoyable. The other two were terrible.

    Cons

    Bosses refusing to let you use the restroom. Boss not letting you come in on your break from the garden center. Told to be in the garden center my whole shift without notice. Boss would not let me go purchase any sun screen on break or on shift. Very sunburnt by end of the 10 hour shift. Employees would hide up in the overhead storage for patio furniture to look busy and keep away from managers. Managers never happy with what you did. Two or three telling you to do different things at the same time. Then upset when you didn't complete it. At the end of the shift managers would walk through isles and not let you leave until everything was spotless and in straight lines. Frequently get out after midnight.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck fixing your terrible management


  10. Relatively fun environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always learning something new, descent pay for what you do, pretty good opportunities if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    high stress, not enough time to do things, amount of freight is ridiculous, customer service suffers, benefits were awful!!!

    Advice to Management

    allow for more payroll so more people can be helping customers and putting stock away, better insurance benefits the cost is way to high, more incentives for going above and beyond, stop making people have to move states for a little promotion, good people are leaving because of this requirement


  11. A nice clean place to work and make friends

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about the department you work in. You will learn about different products which is great if you have a project at home and you know what products you need. You will also meet nice customers time to time. It is great working as a team. Everyone is very helpful to make sure every team member succeeds.

    Cons

    It is difficult working in a department you know little about and their products. Customers have a lot of questions at times and it can be challenging to constantly look for a team member to help. You also have a lot of training to do with the computer. It can be overwhelming learning all of the small details at the store.



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