Menards Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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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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  1. carry out

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    Current Employee - Carry Out in Escanaba, MI
    Current Employee - Carry Out in Escanaba, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    easy work, good work environment, nice people.

    Cons

    bad weather and unorganized management

    Advice to Management

    GET MORE CARRY OUTS

  2. Good opportunities, good schedule

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, management is fair and gives you more hours

    Cons

    Closing days are the worst usually will stay until midnight.

  3. warehouse

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    Former Employee - Menards in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Menards in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Menard was a great place to work there. I enjoy be there one of there staff, learn new thing is always my new goals. Everyday going in to work always wonder what I'm doing there and what I have learn.

    Cons

    Be a staff is a great place, but now I see how they don't get together and helping other. they wanted to see if you could handle there job and see if you are not lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Management always give you chance but never no what going happen to yourself after a bad talk inside the office. my advice is just to be a hard work and show what you could do to prove them good or wrong.

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  5. I had OK pay, with long hours as a manager and good benefits.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Profit sharing, to get experience, great resume builder, and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    The 12 hour days as a manager can be rough and only 30 min lunch.

  6. Overall: great experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lewis Center, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lewis Center, OH

    I worked at Menards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really nice, flexible hours, and you get paid pretty well.

    Cons

    The shifts dragged on, especially on slower days

  7. Yard/receiving

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yard Worker in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Yard Worker in Janesville, WI

    I have been working at Menards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Profit sharing, Scheduling during school

    Cons

    Benifits to much to get, Pay, long shifts

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment of good employees

  8. Great work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Work environment, IPS, and experience

    Cons

    Needs to compensate managers more

  9. I work as a cashier primarily, however I my skills are utilized on occasion: such as additional customer service.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Avon, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Avon, IN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly atmoshpere, they pay very well considering the job title.

    Cons

    We are payed for pay periods two weeks prior to what is current.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great stepping stone but no work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's an easy job. Show up to work on time, read policy, test on materials and promote out. Its great for someone without a family life outside of work.

    Cons

    Money today is worth more than it is tomorrow. IPS is a joke. You have to work there for six years before you begin to make money. (Its there way of promoting loyalty) Further more you have no work-life balance. You get every other weekend off as a trainee but that goes away when you promote out. You will work for weeks without a day off. (Before you say they can't do that! Remember your hired under a contract that says otherwise. Which is why they can) There are nights you will close and then have to open two hours later. I'd also like to add that as a management trainee you are underpaid by about 18,000 a year. If you have an education there are better opportunities out there. You will work every holiday but Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that a work-life balance is needed to succeed in businesses today. Also there is conflict between those with an education and those without. Its really intimidating and was one of the reasons why I left. Educated should be trained with educated other wise you get that attitude " You think you know it all just cause you got a degree" Overworked underpaid employees are often unhappy. Our families are important to us. Happy employees sell sell sell.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good...with downsides

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IPS (BONUS) for over 2,000 hrs
    $10/HR + 2.50 Weekends
    Usually get as many hours as you want
    You can choose between morning, midday, & evening shifts
    Request days off usually given
    Do your job and you can get a higher position (fairly easily)
    Fast Paced...especially on weekends
    Full time benefits

    Cons

    Strict GM, especially when General Office is around
    Expectations are hard to meet
    Always stay at least 1 hr after close
    They require you to do extra jobs which are not in your job description!
    Only close 2 days/Year
    Low pay roll causes problems during the day
    You work harder than management
    Temperature is controlled from headquarters and very warm
    Management favors some people over others
    No Loyalty
    Full time hours & NO full time only part time

    Advice to Management

    Put more care and consideration into employees

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