Menards Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
669 Reviews
3.0
669 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 110 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, very easy to move up, decent pay with scheduled raises and bonuses (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • The only way to advance is to become a manager with long hours and rotating shifts (in 53 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    What you make of it...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member

    I worked at Menards part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can usually work as much as you want. The people in the stores are pretty tight knit. Compensation is better than at competitors. Lots of advancement opportunities. There are lots of opportunities to learn the in's and out's of the company.

    Cons

    There is definitely a "boy's club" mentality held by most management and customers. Can be labor intensive. If your coworkers are lazy, it makes for a difficult work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more store level employees to promote up to General Office positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flooring Department Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    The company works well with school schedules for college students. I was taught a lot of basic sales techniques and how to please your guests. Management is super friendly and approachable. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Department managers are very knowledgable but often fall into ruts. Often given busy work rather than work that can help the department as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Full Time in Eau Claire, WI

    I worked at Menards full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Eau Claire is a quiet place

    Cons

    Pay is weak, management is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more, get rid of the punch clock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great, love working and being around people

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Quincy, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Quincy, IL

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

    Pros

    you get paid $2.50 extra an hour on the weekends

    Cons

    do not get many hours and they are not steady

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for while attending school

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Desk Cashier in Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Cashier in Ankeny, IA

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

    Pros

    Menards works very well with students who are currently attending high school or college. When summer comes around they are able to increase your hours to what you want.

    Cons

    There is a really high employee turn over rate. There is a lack of motivation in the employees to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate the employees more, or be picky about who is hired while interviewing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay for part time workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    Good paying job for a college student. Hours are flexible. Most coworkers are enjoyable.

    Cons

    Tasks can be repetitive if you aren't moved around often. There are some pretty harsh rules and fines if anything is ever damaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more educated management and pay them accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    For a retail Job is definitely one of the best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Hanover Park, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Hanover Park, IL

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

    Pros

    You can move up with ease. There's lots of opportunity because it's a growing company. The money is not bad, weekend pay and overtime; specially in management positions. As a department manager you can make up 70K if you wanted to. You can also work as much as you want as long as your willing to work hard. Amazing learning environment, lots of training. If you plan on ever owning a home, this job teaches you everything you could ever want to know about maintaining, repairing, or even building a home. Also great if you want to transition into the construction/remodeling field.

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility in the management positions. Could become stressful at times. Have to be willing to put the company first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always give people the chance to respond to positive management techniques first, before trying less positive motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent part-time work, full-time hard to come by unless you want to be a manager.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wallcoverings Team Member in West Burlington, IA
    Former Employee - Wallcoverings Team Member in West Burlington, IA

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling as a part-time employee. The ability to take "classes" on your own time to train for your job and earn raises that way. Profit sharing is nice. Menards sends employees gifts for all kinds of holidays - usually they are things like a coffee mug with the menards logo or a t-shirt you can wear to work but its nice that the company thinks of you. Work days are shorter in winter as the store closes earlier. Extra pay for working Sundays.

    Cons

    The base pay isn't great. The only way to advance is to become a manager with long hours and rotating shifts. Often times you will have to be willing to relocate just to advance your career. Full-time spots are hard to come by and usually are already filled by career-Menards employees so starting out part-time your only option for advancing is usually to become an assistant department manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I preferred the pre-2012 attendance and tardy policy and would suggest that the stores rethink the decision to change to a different system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Go full time to sell your soul

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

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    IPS, some management is fun to work with.

    Cons

    GMs lack human compassion, they expect you to work late and start early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Like the job but kinda confused. In data entry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Its easy and the people are nice. Great training and good benifits

    Cons

    My pay? Everyone in my building starts at $9.85 but just cuz I'm in high school I can only make $7.75. I don't understand. I'm 18. I'm an adult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain why since I'm in high school I can't make as much as the other people? I don't think its fair.

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