Menards Reviews

Updated July 23, 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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42 Employee Reviews

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  1. Awesome

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Buffalo, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Buffalo, MN

    I have been working at Menards

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

    Pros

    It's very organized and everyone is extremely friendly and nice!

    Cons

    THe hours are very long but I love my job so it's worth it

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. fork lift operator

    Current Employee - Millwork Manager - First Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Millwork Manager - First Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    great hours and fun people to work with

    Cons

    pay isnt great till manager level but its easy to work your way up if you are dedicated

    Advice to Management

    work with your employees not above them


  3. Wasn't too bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn Park, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People were nice and helpful. Made friends on the job. I was outside yard so driving forkilft was fun.

    Cons

    They pushed me to work more and more. I only worked at BP location so it's possible other stores have more employees to split the time. I was only part time and wanted 30 hours but they'd give me 40 anyway. I was enrolled in full time college courses so it was difficult to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind your employees are people too and not robots. I would bring up my hours and main manager would shrug it off. If you go to HR they help. I said before though it could be a location thing and different managers may have different tendencies.


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  5. Department Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Apple Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Apple Valley, MN

    I have been working at Menards full-time

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

    Pros

    Overall compensation $ Work-life balance Friendly atmosphere 4 Weeks of Vacation Holiday Pay - Commision Pay - Payroll Bonus - Manager Bonus - Profit Sharing Bonus - Christmas bonus - Inventory bonus

    Cons

    Lack of modern technology in workplace Quality of health benefits


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good and bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Golden Valley, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love what I did and fellow employees had a full time supervisor position

    Cons

    Was very sick so the HR keeping taking out my hours that I work, they took away my fulltime and put me on casual part time with minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get rid of the HR at the golden valley, mn location


  7. Helpful (4)

    Negative Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Buffalo, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Buffalo, MN

    I worked at Menards

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

    Pros

    easy to get hired nice coworkers customer experience

    Cons

    Terrible management cannot schedule anyone right managers do not care about employees low pay raise

    Advice to Management

    Care for employees and treat them better


  8. It is a great place to start working and gain customer service and sales skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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


  9. A nice college job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Was a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good part-time job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Menards

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

    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 Management

    More emphasis on a healthy work/life balance.



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