Menards Reviews

Updated July 30, 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. Decent Retail Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Higher pay on weekends Online courses

    Cons

    Schedule fluctuates Very young staff

    Advice to Management

    It's expected that high schoolers will not take their jobs seriously, one would expect managers to be more serious about their positions


  2. ccs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ccs in Poplar Bluff, MO
    Current Employee - Ccs in Poplar Bluff, MO

    I have been working at Menards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people good pay for area . make as much as a college grad

    Cons

    none its good learn ur job

    Advice to Management

    yes


  3. Department Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Winthrop, MN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Winthrop, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Promote from with philosophy allows you to promote quickly and reach great earning potential. A new employee that is willing to move can earn 70k + in 3-4 years.

    Cons

    Company is getting too greedy. Managers get fined too much for so many things that are not in their control. It doesn't make you want to do better, it makes you want to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micro managing so much. General office micro manages stores, sore managers micro manage department managers.


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  5. Assistant Office Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The guest relationships you develop, the pride in the company, and the employee appreciation they they offer.

    Cons

    There were sometimes long hours and technological changes, but overall it was a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team, get to know them, and always be firm but fair.


  6. Good Job for Hardworkers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Assistant Wallcoverings Department Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - First Assistant Wallcoverings Department Manager in Greenwood, IN

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

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

    Pros

    - Instant Profit Sharing for employees that log it least 1000 hours. - Managers tend to be very helpful with product changing. - Bonuses for Managers. - If your willing to move to different places you can become high management.

    Cons

    - For managers long hours. - Vacation is only earned for the coming year, and it takes quite awhile to get more than a week of vacation. - Every other weekend you work as a manager about 40 hours in 3 days. - if you don't want to move the highest you can go is Department Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, good job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Could be worse but its a job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kenosha, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you can stand working there for long enough and have half a brain there are opportunities to promote. They pay fairly well for retail.

    Cons

    Its retail so you have to deal with idiot customers. Most of your coworkers are either lazy or a moron. Corporate is always coming up with new policies that either don't make sense or are not practical because they've never actually worked in a store. Once you work your way up to management they own you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Part-time

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good job for high school /college students Unlimited hours

    Cons

    The harder you work the more you have to clean up after people, most people who are full-time or managers don't give af about the place, they do the minimum amount of work to just get by, some people are really nice but management sucks ! if they cared more about there employees the turn over rate wouldn't be so high.


  9. Great part-time job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Angola, IN
    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Angola, IN

    I worked at Menards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great( 20 hour/wk) part time job for college students, retirees, or a person just wanting to get out of the house to do something. Your only scheduled for 20 hours, but you can work more if there is enough work to do.

    Cons

    Starting time is 5:30 am, so depending on how far away you live, you need to be out of bed between 3:30 and 4:00 am.


  10. Great first job experience, would definitely come back if I could!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier, Service Desk in Red Wing, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier, Service Desk in Red Wing, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is very nice and relaxing, every team member is willing to help when help is needed. Also, VERY simple and easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    The pay may not be in your range if you just want to be a cashier, its more in the "first job ever" range


  11. Great Job if you like hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

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

    Pros

    holiday bonus pay, competition pay

    Cons

    hectic, crazy workload, long unnecessary nights

    Advice to Management

    change management



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