Menards Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. It is a great place to start working and gain customer service and sales skills

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Cottage Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cottage Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Menards is the daily interaction with new and repeat customers.

    Cons

    The downside of working at Menards is long hours of standing and dealing with the occasional cranky customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to create more consistent hours in scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. A nice college job

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Menards part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, paid alright for a college student, made some great friends, and as long as you get along with the management you should have no problem getting days off or picking days up.

    Cons

    Sometimes it would get really slow and you couldn't leave cause someone had to be there, but sometimes the work load would be too much for the number of people working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to make it aware that if people within the company want to advance they have the option too. Never was really presented at the store I worked at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Was a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Reciving in Forest Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Reciving in Forest Lake, MN

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

    Pros

    Wasn't too busy but I always had something to do.

    Cons

    Often had to end my shift early because of sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone is trying to make a living and are looking for the next step in their career. Let them know if they are someone you would be great in that next level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Not the worst...

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    Former Employee - Receiving in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Receiving in Apple Valley, MN

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

    Pros

    -Other employees are okay.
    -Management is alright, for a larger retail store.

    Cons

    -Working holidays.
    -Having to work with incompetent employees sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Not alot that they can change, with the rules being enforced by corporate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good part-time job

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Profit sharing and premium pay for working on the weekend.

    Cons

    In a full-time and/or management role shifts change on a constant basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on a healthy work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Menards is the Walmart of home improvement

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    Former Employee - Full Time Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Full Time Team Member in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Menards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing if your their more then 10 years. Really thats the only good thing they got.

    Cons

    They buy and sell cheap products, there lumber and some plywood they buy is a joke! Too many management, assistants not enough good full-time help just part time trash. They hired old people that cant handle the job. They spy on their competitors & do dirty things to them. They had a role of Lowe's shut downs. Example when plywood was in high demand menards would go buy all Lowe's stock at their store and sell at another menards store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your full timers more. Fair pay company wide not based by per store. Store managers way over paid same with general office. Also managers per store not right needs to be even across, example one department you have 4 managers but at a different store but the same department you only have 2 or 3? Last point build your yards and stores right the first time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. If you work for a whole year here, You will be here for life

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    Former Employee - Receiver in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Receiver in Oakdale, MN

    I worked at Menards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy work
    Friendly work atmosphere
    Learn home improvement skills
    Learn skills on the job

    Cons

    A job you get stuck in
    Company always follows policy even if it breaks state laws

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure policy doesn't conflict with local and state laws

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. It was a great experience and I gained a lot of knowledge,

    Former Employee - Department Manager in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Blaine, MN

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

    Pros

    Pay.
    Learning new experiences.
    Good working environment.

    Cons

    Tough schedule.
    Having to do some of people's work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more detailed in training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Long hours, Low Pay.

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Hardware Manager in Oakdale, MN
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Hardware Manager in Oakdale, MN

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

    Pros

    You get paind an extra $2.50 an hour on the weekend and there is yearly profit sharing. There is also a 50 cent bump for drving a forklift as well. Menards will also send you cheap made from China gifts in the mail for EVERY holiday. For Easter we got sun tan loation samples. There is also a culture within the company to promote its managers from within.

    Cons

    If the store wasn't making payroll managers would be forced to work 6 days a week. As an asst. dept manager I was working 45-50 hours a week. Many days I would be working til close than opening the store the next day. The company overworks their people. It would take 6 plus years to get into the corporate level. The culture and management place too large of an emphasis on sales and not enough attention is paid to the customers.

    As a college graduate I only made 29k last year and that was working 45-50 hours a week. (Hardly enough to live on with student loans). We were constantly being micro-managed from the other managers in the store. I had 4 bosses telling me 4 different things.

    Also, you can't think for yourself and make your own decisions. Everything needs approval from HDQ 's. If you do something new and unexpected you will told to follow the plan. The Plan-O-Grams rarely make sense and most of the time you don't have the product to fill the shelf.

    I was "volunteered" several times to work store remodels that would take several weeks or months depending on the situation. That will happen when the GM is pressured to come up with their required number of "volunteers" per store for the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to let others think outside of the box. Also, put more of an emphasis on the guest and not on payroll to sales per week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Not bad.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Richfield, MN

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

    Pros

    you get some decent pay
    The hours are pretty flexible
    You meet some really good people
    The locations can be convenient.

    Cons

    Not so many hours when it's not busy.
    They will cut you from 25 hours a week to 12 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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