Menards Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
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Pros
  • Yearly bonus profit sharing check (in 115 reviews)

  • Decent pay for college/ high school kids (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours at the worst time of day (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1. Menards Yard worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, fun working with customers

    Cons

    low pay, weird scheduling, weekend work


  2. A blast if you work hard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work place Good management Nice pay Flexible Hours Most people working there are nice and fun Respect is easy to earn

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Great hours, great pay, not so great management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hales Corners, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hales Corners, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay You actually learn stuff on the job You get free in-home training on all departments I wanted 50 hours a week and I got it

    Cons

    Management is a bit goofy/ lazy, but it's easy to get over.


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  5. Great place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Holland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment and treatment the stores provide are very inclusive. Each department works independently and each employee is responsible for that department, but you also learn about other departments in the store and are able to help anyone with anything. They allow and promote versatility and push for their employees to move up in positions in the ambition is there, whether it be at the store you're current at, or another. Retail can be difficult for some people to work in and is not suited for everyone. Given that, Menards puts forth the effort to provide a welcoming atmosphere for its guests and this breeds positivism in its employees.

    Cons

    I didn't have any bad experiences working for Menards. However, anywhere you work, there is the possibility for difficult management. But the majority of the management was more than willing to work with my scheduling conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees happy (to a reasonable extent), and it'll create a happy atmosphere for the guests.


  6. First job out of college

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Assistant Department Manager
    Current Employee - First Assistant Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Extra hourly weekend day, instant profit sharing, training and advancement opportunities, meeting new people and networking.

    Cons

    Long and speratic shifts. Working with difficult guests.

    Advice to Management

    Be involved in the hiring process, pick the right team for your deparyment. Build relationships with your team, empower them to run the department with you.


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    Assistant Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menards (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gain lots of experience with many home and building materials. Lots to learn and you learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    Crazy management hours. Some nights you will work until 10 or later and will have to be back the following morning by 6:30 am. A lot of weight on your shoulders and not a very laid back company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and be more willing to help out and further train when needed.


  8. great places

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 1AGM in Little Chute, WI
    Current Employee - 1AGM in Little Chute, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, pay, benefits, profit sharing, people

    Cons

    Cant build a house as a GM

    Advice to Management

    Time, effort, and ownership of your dept or store pay off


  9. An incredible place to work. Just work your best and you can move up fast.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Homewood, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Homewood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement, pay, and experience. I gained so much from working for Menards.

    Cons

    Very long hours, between 45 and 60 is normal and as high as 80 (rare)

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to individual needs.


  10. Anonymous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, 2.50 extra on weekends, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    lots of hours as a part timer. long nights after store closes

    Advice to Management

    Dont work your part time employees longer than your full time employees.


  11. Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for if you are a the right store. IPS checks and annual bonus checks were always nice. As an AGM the monthly bonus checks were pretty hefty as well.

    Cons

    The hourly pay was pretty weak but as long as you made the really obtainable goals the bonus program made up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready for longer hours and GO visits. Try to stay ahead of the game and don't fall behind on morning paperwork or training.



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