Menards Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    Long hours, but good pay.

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Alexandria, MN
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Alexandria, MN

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    You get yearly raises, and can advance through the business easily.

    Cons

    You are required to work a lot of hours, and they are very strict on being late or calling in sick without doctors notes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be a little more flexible with empylees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. My opinion

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Bemidji, MN

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, able to earn overtime in retail

    Cons

    Retail is retail you take the good with the bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back us up with guest complaints, we do not treat them bad. Take a page from southwest airlines it is ok to fire bad shoppers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    My Menards Experience

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Moorhead, MN

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

    Pros

    They offere a decent amount of internal training. Promote mainly from within. Good bonus system if you are willing to put in the hours. If you are young and single this is a great company to move up and earn a good amount of money at.

    Cons

    They require long hours if you wish to be a manager. Require you to switch store locations for a promotion. They were very wasteful when using in store products or throwing away usable goods. They are not concerned about work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate policies were out of touch with what was happeing at the store level. Corporate would also take control of the store cameras to take pictures of errors in the store to be fixed. I felt like I was being spied on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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