Menards Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
679 Reviews
3.0
679 Reviews
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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 111 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.  

    Easy to get comfortable, awkward hours, very routine, decent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Plano, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Plano, IL

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

    Pros

    Easy to get comfortable, awkward hours, very routine, decent pay, flexible scheduling, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    long hours, boredom and tiredness sets in quickly, some of the management is power-hungry and/or incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time looking for leaders instead of promoting those who can repeat mundane tasks every day. Management takes more than the ability to Voice-pick more quickly than anyone or ship over 20 specials an hour. Take the time to discover the few leaders that have taken this job for the pay and reward them by letting them prove themselves in an environment that they belong in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Unlimited potential

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

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

    Pros

    Menards is a great company that has lots of potential to continue expanding rapidly. They have a pretty great benefits for those that are starting out as well as great opportunities for those that would like to continue and grow with them.

    Cons

    Some days can be hectic and no fun. Managers have to go through a lot in order to continue on or move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know that part-time means that you are not always available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired at company.

    Cons

    If you're not full time you get cut alot of hours. It took me 6 months to make full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is really a decent job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Celina, OH
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Celina, OH

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

    Pros

    The best part of my job is the people I work with and how easy it is to advance with this company. I worked there for a few months and had opportunities that I was offered, but couldn't take because it would be too much time away from my kids.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel like I am underpaid for the work that I do. As a Head Cashier, I only make $.25 cents more than a regular cashier, and I am in charge of all of them and helping managers with their work as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers expected you to devote your entire life to Menards. They frowned upon employees having any jobs anywhere else. It really just depends on who the manager is.

  6.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Lots of overtime when busy

    Cons

    Hard to have. Family life because of retail hours

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    For a retail Job is definitely one of the best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Flooring Department Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9.  

    What you make of it...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Good starter job

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and only have to work every other weekend.

    Cons

    Bonus amounts were announced in front of co-workers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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