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Menards Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
758 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great launching pad but certainly hard work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    People are caring and the environment is nurturing. You will be trained and you know your career path very well.

    Cons

    Long hours and it could be daunting at first. Expect to stay at the office a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Menards was a great place to start my career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DC Team Member in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - DC Team Member in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    Great training and support for all the new people and lots of things to learn. Its a great place to start a career so just stick with it.

    Cons

    Too many working hours in the busy season. Slow season can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better break rooms would cost you nothing. Put a Pizza Oven, TV, and pop corn machine in. These would all come free from the warranty center. On the TV you could show weather or safety videos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    The DC is the way to be :)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Lead in Plano, IL
    Current Employee - Area Lead in Plano, IL

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

    Pros

    The distribution is a great place to work. Every day is different and challenging. You are working with cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Cameras make it feel like you are watched. There should be training (off the clock is fine) to develop the people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deliver Coordinator
    Current Employee - Deliver Coordinator

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

    Pros

    good pay, good people, hire from within

    Cons

    very structured company order leads to a lengthy training period and some other extended processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Great place to work you will love it here

    Cons

    Great place no con's at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Went well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Good work environment. Friendly co-workers, decent pay, flexible hours.

    Cons

    The training was pretty slow

  8.  

    Great Company; SOME bad people in select locations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Melrose Park, IL
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Hours are great over time is sometime offered more money is made on weekends and instant profit sharing

    Cons

    If you come across a bad team of managers your life may become a living hell and you may be harassed with no one to report to because the company is still owned by john menard and a few other people who run the company and will take the side of UPPER management because of time with the company over whats fair and right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To retain more team members... treat everyone fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Homewood, IL
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Homewood, IL

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

    Pros

    Set days/hours. Lots of training. Helpful coworkers. $3.00 more an hour on weekends.

    Cons

    Sometimes they want you to work faster when you really are trying your hardest and that's a little discouraging.

    No set chain of command. I know who my department manager is and that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you have a goal that needs to be met, but people are not robots. Sometimes you can say things like "we need to have this work done in _____ amount of time" instead of just saying hurry up work faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company if your wish is to move up the ladder quickly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Johnson Creek, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Johnson Creek, WI

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Management positions offer several different incentives and bonuses.

    Cons

    Very long hours are expected as a Department Manager, but the higher you climb the corporate ladder the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always view your employees as a blessing and treat them as if they are personally irreplaceable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to work - from an HR Coordinator's view

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Menard, Inc. is a growing company offering a stable work environment for their Team Members. Those who succeed are people that are good workers with strong work ethics. There is a great deal of opportunity to move up with this company. The foundation of this Corporation is strong and supportive.

    Cons

    Really there are none unless you are not willing to work for your pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - from the Corporate level to the independent stores and distribution centers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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