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Menards Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
698 Reviews
3.0
698 Reviews
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Menards President and CEO 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.  

    My opinion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    General Manager

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

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Money was Great and there was lots of opportunity to advance your career.

    Cons

    The hours were the worst part of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its a good first Job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Hanover Park, IL

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

    Pros

    -Good day (weekend $2.50 extra)
    -Lots of hours during the summer time, it does slow down during winter but you can still get enough.
    -can easily move up the ladder into management.

    Cons

    -It is a retail job, so work seclude during early mornings, afternoons, and night.
    -Corporate office interferes to much, when you are trying to run a smooth business.
    -Managers can do pick and choose for fav's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the company to keep grown, learn to treat you employees a lot better.
    (45min lunch time- Because some menards are in the middle of no where, it takes 15 mins to drive to a restaurant.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible when it comes to scheduling, $2.50 extra on weekends, and offer opportunities to advance if you request them.

    Cons

    Difficulty getting hours. Some days the payroll could be low, so not a lot of people could be scheduled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great at working around my school schedule.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Camby, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Camby, IN

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

    Pros

    IPS (instant profit sharing) checks get each year if you work over 1000 hours, the Store and Department Managers are always helpful when you need help

    Cons

    Just when changing departments, you have to start back at square one relearning again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company to earn money especially for college students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Yard Worker in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Outside Yard Worker in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good money and excellent chance for advancement

    Cons

    some of the work nights can get late, but it balances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what it is like to be a general employee. We know your job is tough with heat coming down from above, but working with us to get the task done makes the time a lot more fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oppurtunity for growth in a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Merrillville, IN

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for the company for eight years and have been taught how to adapt to a company with very strict polices and procedures. I have gained very useful knowledge on how to apply my strengths to the company to help it continue to grow and offer value to its customers.

    Cons

    Very low standards as far as promoting employees to jobs they are not qualified or trained to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer great value to customers, but do not forget to offer the same value to your employees as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better..

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome hours in the summer.
    Pays more than minimum wage.
    An extra $2.50/hr on the weekends.
    Instant Profit Sharing
    Holiday bonus.

    Cons

    Discount is only 10% and you can only discount up to 70% of your next paycheck. The total purchase is taken out of that paycheck.
    Winter hours are terrible, can't even make a living.
    If they don't need you, they will send you home.
    Managers play favorites too much.
    Always an excuse for not being able to be promoted to full-time.
    If your store has a propane refill station, the cashiers that are certified make the same wage as a Head Cashier.
    No paid holidays for part-time employees.
    Instant Profit Sharing is 40% taxed.
    Holiday bonus is an in store credit and has to be claimed on your taxes.
    Health benefits are too expensive.
    Corporate makes visits to stores and micromanage.
    They don't properly train employees about products
    Can only punch in 5 mins before shift
    Lunch is only 30 minutes
    Management and supervisors don't get breaks
    All technology is outdated. Even the POS program.
    Constantly having to solicit the BIG card, as a cashier, or risk getting suspended, as if they don't play the commercial on the radio at the store every 10 minutes.
    Uptight managers make work uncomfortable.
    They just offered a .50 raise to all employees, but corporate told each store to deny the raise to 5% of their employees.
    If we're being verbally abused, a manager won't step in. They will just sit back and watch it happen.
    General Managers hand out ridiculous to-do lists EVERYDAY. Where in my job description does it say I have to pull weeds?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Menards Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stress levels are off the charts

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hours ugh

    Cons

    To many managers telling you what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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