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Menards Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
786 Reviews
3.1
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees who work over 1,000 hours in a year get an IPS bonus (instant profit sharing) (in 115 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, very easy to move up, decent pay with scheduled raises and bonuses (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • The long hours standing by a cashier could be stressful during peak season (in 54 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put in to it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Great training and support from other TM as well as Management.

    Cons

    Zero issues within or out of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to follow your instincts and work with your team not work your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier and Hardware Sales Department in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier and Hardware Sales Department in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Menards had a great atmosphere to work in. I felt that my supervisors were there when you needed them and were wiling to lend a helping hand in any project or task. I also felt that they paid well, especially if you are working and going to college at the same time. Another nice perk was that you were paid an extra $2.50 per hour on the weekends, which I had never heard of before. Overall, I enjoyed working there and would definitely considered going back if I ever needed a part-time job again.

    Cons

    Honestly, I cannot think of any cons for this company. I did not use any of their benefits, so I cannot speak about them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent but needs to update

    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    The buinsess model and pay is decent for managment level. All regular employees suffer lower pay.

    Cons

    Higher pay for full time and part time regular employees. If they take care of them like they did us managment More would stay around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you have good General Managers you will have a good experience working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Department Manager Building Materials in Marshalltown, IA
    Current Contractor - Department Manager Building Materials in Marshalltown, IA

    I have been working at Menards as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Payscale is good. The bonuses are even better. There a lot of weekly bonuses and IPS and manager bonuses as well.

    Cons

    The hours are not the best. You have to stay late and then turn around and open the next day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Decent pay for unskilled labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Can do work and keep mostly to yourself if you like. Hours are good.

    Cons

    A lot of the customers are blue-collar construction workers that have little patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Despite the stigmas of working in retail, as a Cabinets & Appliances Associate, this was the best job I've ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cabinet and Appliances Team Member in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Cabinet and Appliances Team Member in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    1. Starting hourly pay is really competitive, plus extra hourly for forklift experience
    2. If you work hard and care about your guest service and overall performance, there is a LOT of promotion potential
    3. SPIFS = monthly bonuses or commission on rotating product
    4. Generally upbeat work environment
    5. Diversity in the workplace, a lot of variety in professional experience among the employees
    6. In-Home Training offers continuing-ed for other departments, and you get periodic raises for completing training.
    7. Time-off and scheduling was reasonably flexible

    Cons

    1. Most of the people at General Office have NEVER worked in a store.
    2. There are occasionally mediocre and low-quality products that you might not want to push
    3. City stores (not suburban stores) are MUCH more focused on the "bottom line" than good customer service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    City stores, take it easy. Guests come back for the good, honest experience-- NOT the product. They could easily get something better at Home Depot for the same price.

    GO, work on your people skills. Honestly, the best thing you could do for the company would be to require that EVERY General Office team member have at least 1 year of retail sales experience before being able to tell us how to do our jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to advance your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Building Materials Manager
    Current Employee - Building Materials Manager

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Advancement potential. Bonuses. Instant Profit Sharing. Great people to work with. General Office is not just a group of people without a face. You speak to, and often times get visits from, these individuals to help with the success of your department.

    Cons

    Must be willing to move several times to become a GM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it possible to stay within your market if a position opens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great first job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Plainfield, IL

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

    Pros

    They pay well and are able to work around your schedule to better suit your needs. The managers are very helpful and are always willing to teach you how to do things correctly and timely to ensure quality for you and the customer. Around christmas you have to help pick up the holiday section but you get overtime!

    Cons

    There's a lot of standing, if you're working as a cashier and black Friday is very hectic and stressful as it would be for any job.

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

    Nice customers bad coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker

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

    Pros

    Most of my day is fine. Customers are nice and environment at work is pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Some of my co-workers in the receiving department are just not nice to be around, they're sexist, racist, and all around mean spirited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More enforcement of store policy in receiving and every department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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