Menards Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
642 Reviews
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Pros
  • Lots of hours translated to good total income and profit sharing (in 93 reviews)

  • Competitive wages, many hours available, bonus pay on weekends, employee profit sharing (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance - your life is Menards (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours even if you dont want them with less then 6 hours between shifts (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    Relatively fun environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Menards full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A nice clean place to work and make friends

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Menards part-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Hard work rewarded. Can advance quickly. One of the highest paying jobs in retail

    Cons

    Restrictive scheduling for full timers and managers. Have to be willing to relocate if you want rapid advancement.
    30 minute lunches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let managers have more control of scheduling. Ease up on payroll constraints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They pay well but you must work for it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiver  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Receiver in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Menards part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pays relatively well, some flexibility offered

    Cons

    Most pay is in bonuses, requires long hours for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect more on a store level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pleasant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cabinets and Appliances Team Member  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Cabinets and Appliances Team Member in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Menards part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible, fun around tax time

    Cons

    crazy people, silly tasks that are counter productive, receiving is slow in big stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't sweat the small stuff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great department managers but the general manager only cares for himself.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Team Member  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Hardware Team Member in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Menards part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had awesome managers who constantly had us doing work. The work projects were explained very well.

    Cons

    The upper management was horrible meaning the general managers. They didnt care about anything except getting their bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Low pay, but good job for being between dates of career employment. Work is extremely tedious, yet routine and simple.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Coordinator  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Delivery Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Menards full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for a job that requires no experience. The incentives for yearly bonuses depending on amount of hours worked per year are nice and accumulate over the years, which is a reason why so many people may continue a career with Menards.

    Cons

    Low pay, and work is extremely tedious, yet routine and simple. Management is always breathing down your neck, even for remedial work. Corporate policies are frustrating at best, and they play the same terrible 80's feel-good/family-adhering playlist over and over and over. Other than that, not a bad gig for when you are between dates of career employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more constructive, and less adhering to ridiculous policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work while attending college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving  in  Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Receiving in Greenwood, IN

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

    Pros

    Pretty flexible with your schedule, especially when it comes to school. If you have a good reason to miss work, they will certainly work with you.

    Cons

    The 5am shifts are horrible, and if you are not careful, you will find yourself working at 5am 3 or 4 days a week. Some of the work is sometimes pretty physically demanding, especially during the summer. It is very cold during the winter, so dress for the weather!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    they helped me with experience in many different job areas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Menards full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Have great oppertunities to move up into management. Flexible for students. In-Home training to learn about everything in the store.

    Cons

    Stressful for families. A lot of hours for Managers with no exceptions without a doctors note. Not many cons about Menards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to teach people in different ways. Everybody learns differently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Over worked and under paid!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a 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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