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Menards Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
710 Reviews
3.0
710 Reviews
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
422 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Manager in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Flexable with your time off.

    Cons

    Lots of hours 50+
    Lots of moving with GM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    review

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    Former Employee - Load Puller in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Load Puller in Avon, IN

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

    Pros

    training was good people are ok (might be different at other store)

    Cons

    I feel they don't care about their employees, just care about money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Cashier

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, friendly managers, flexible with school schedule, pay every week, extra $ 2.50 on the weekends, profit sharing, you get gifts sent home for birthdays, Christmas, etc, and you get an in store credit around Christmas time.

    Cons

    You get written up for every little mistake you make.

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  5.  

    Nice place to work, friendly employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Work with your schedule, Pay is ok, could be better

    Cons

    needs better benefits, higher pay scale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As a sales associate I would assist customers on locating parts and materials necessary for their home repairs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    The best part about working at Menard's was meeting new people every day each with a different issue. The customers and coworkers are what made the experience enjoyable really.

    Cons

    The pay can be better as well as scheduling. We would work long hour days and be expected back to open the next morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only time upper management came in was to inform us of bad events happening at the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great starter job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier & Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Cashier & Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Different departments to choose from. Flexible hours. Movement in company is possible.

    Cons

    A starter job for many so pay isn't awesome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good College Job

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    Former Employee - Cashier in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    Extra $2.50 for weekend hours, three breaks in an 8 hour shift, opportunity for 10 cent raise every three months, yearly profit sharing and 10% discount.

    Cons

    You have one job and do everything you are told, it's pretty easy to get written up and you have to work at least every other weekend. You also can't request a weekend off. Hours get cut big time in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow time off requests for weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A early morning stocking job Heavy lifting tagging and labeling.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    I would like to work in a work place were I can grow as an employee and earn a fear income and do a great job at my place of work.

    Cons

    this is a part time job not many hour to many bosses not the right amount of communication .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oppurtunity for growth in a career

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Merrillville, IN

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

    Pros

    I've worked for the company for eight years and have been taught how to adapt to a company with very strict polices and procedures. I have gained very useful knowledge on how to apply my strengths to the company to help it continue to grow and offer value to its customers.

    Cons

    Very low standards as far as promoting employees to jobs they are not qualified or trained to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer great value to customers, but do not forget to offer the same value to your employees as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My opinion

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Bemidji, MN

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, able to earn overtime in retail

    Cons

    Retail is retail you take the good with the bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back us up with guest complaints, we do not treat them bad. Take a page from southwest airlines it is ok to fire bad shoppers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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