Menards Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
642 Reviews
3.0
642 Reviews
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
385 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    One of the most inviting stores I have ever worked in.

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Freeport, IL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Freeport, IL

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

    Pros

    I love the Instant Profit Sharing program, which is good if your looking for a company to grow with.

    Cons

    The only challenge is your ability to complete the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company competitive pay

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    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager  in  Defiance, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Defiance, OH

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for college/ high school kids

    Cons

    large amouunts of hours if you are a manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Morning Stocker

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    Former Employee - Morning Stocker  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It was a great store to gain experience

    Cons

    if your not a morning person dont bother appying

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A total roller-coaster.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate Wallcoverings  in  Massillon, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Wallcoverings in Massillon, OH

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

    Pros

    Pay raises every 6 months, working with people I like, learning new things, able to work extra hours, requesting days off and getting approved them.

    Cons

    Man's company where women never seem to advance, forced to stay long hours after closing to help other departments finish their freight, no one appreciates all your hard work at helping beyond what your expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the women the same as the men. It's okay to say thanks to workers that try hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work and a fun team

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    Former Employee - Wallcoverings Associate  in  Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Wallcoverings Associate in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Great management, fun team, constantly busy, decent pay, lots of hours, learned tons of new skills, great work environment, decent discount, opinion mattered

    Cons

    Long shifts, on your feet the entire day on hard concrete, know it all customers, contractors are a pain to deal with, sometimes physically intense work, department was way too large for the amount of employees we had

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more employees, split up the grocery and walcoverings department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Depends on how much you put into it

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    Former Employee - Full Time Team Member  in  Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Full Time Team Member in Normal, IL

    I worked at Menards full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent Retail pay, especially when profit sharing is added in. Profit sharing percentage increases annually.
    Training is there if you take advantage of it.
    $2.50/hr in addition to regular pay for weekend work.
    Lots of upward mobility options, if you are willing to move.
    They like to promote from within, so if you are a good worker, you can advance.

    Cons

    Like almost all retail, odd irregular work schedule.
    Depending on the store, there is a lot of department politics and drama that can get tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved in the day to day.
    Demonstrate to your co-workers you don't expect any more from them than you are willing to do yourself.
    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work for if you get along with the people you work with.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Member  in  Mason City, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Mason City, IA

    I worked at Menards full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    they can occasionally be flexible schedule wise when it works out okay for them.
    it can be a pretty laid back job sometimes but you have to stay on your toes.
    Instant Profit Sharing was good.
    promotions are available if you are willing to start at the bottom and work your way up to a department manager or full time.

    Cons

    low pay, little benefits, seems like sometimes the company is abusing you while working there. I feel like the company as a whole could afford to compensate their employees a lot better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that the people who work there have lives of their own and would like to have some time off for their weddings and etc. it seems like your expected to put work life before personal life a lot of the time and I think that really turns a lot of people away from the company. also a lot of people who work for you do this as their career and they seem to never get rewarded for it. they are making the money for you why not pay them appropriately for it ?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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 for 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.  

    The Adventure of Menards

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    Former Employee - Outside Yard Associate  in  Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Outside Yard Associate in Michigan City, IN

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

    Pros

    Management usually trusts you to do your job and doesn't look over your back constantly

    Pay is above average at 9.50 (lived 90 miles away from Chicago)

    Very active job where you are always busy and feel somewhat free.

    Room for advancement. If you're a good worker and try to be as unbiased as possible you can succeed.

    Training is constant. There is always more and more training to do. Including online tests to get yourself more knowledgeable with the product in which your selling

    Cons

    Management can vary and mine sucked after my manager got fired. He got replaced with someone that is afraid to answer things directly and dodge questions.

    The pay sometimes didn't seem to reflect the work at times. You'll be busting your butt to do things and driving a forklift yet you only get paid fifty cents more than the people that work inside. What a load!

    Health insurance is WAY to expensive. Nuff said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATION! Everyone manager in the same department is on a different page than the other. Start communicating a little better.

    BE A MANAGER! Don't be a guy that's afraid to give straight answers and avoid questions.

    BENEFITS! They are way too expensive for what you got paid making it impossible to do health insurance and make a living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience, great for young summer work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    profit sharing, weekend pay, good coworkers, outside work, employee discount

    Cons

    shift work, alternating weekends, angry customers, lazy managers, incorrect inventory

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