Menards Reviews

Updated May 21, 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. Assistant Department Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Capron, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Capron, IL

    I worked at Menards (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Staff and Organization was great

    Cons

    Bad Work Hours as a Manager

  2. Good paying and easy, just dusty

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    Current Employee - Pallet Builder in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Pallet Builder in Eau Claire, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment and it's easy to get days off and stuff like that.

    Cons

    A little dusty, so if you're bad with allergies, I wouldn't recommend this type of work

    Advice to Management

    I would say just try to clean up the work environment, easier said than done, but it could be improved

  3. Work place environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards full-time

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with these groups of individuals. It is a good work environment. Positive programs for team members.

    Cons

    If you expect to show up and get paid for very little this is not the job for you. It is a good environment and everyone does out in their share of the work load.

    Advice to Management

    It is a good work environment with good pay for all. Management does get paid more. The pay is very good for the work expected. If you compare management pay with other companies Menards is usually much more. Could compensation be more sure. But overall it is a good company. More could be shared with everyone as far as future plans.

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  5. cashier

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    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

    Good pay to be retail and plenty of overtime in the summer

    Cons

    PRD ( payroll deduction only way to receive your employee discount)
    Breaks (10 Min breaks 30 min lunches)

    Advice to Management

    For the amount of work we do we should at least be given a 45 min to an hour lunch

  6. Menards

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly workplace, Can move up quickly if you want to

    Cons

    low pay, lifting heavy loads, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and pay more so that people would stay

  7. Asst. Front End Manager

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    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Pekin, IL
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Pekin, IL

    I worked at Menards (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff to work for.

    Cons

    Pay system. You have to live on a little above minimum wage all year until your 2 bonuses come in.

  8. Menards = good to employees.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Muskegon, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Muskegon, MI

    I worked at Menards

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

    Pros

    The pay was okay for that type of work. The health benefits were good, and management was friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    They were sometimes understaffed, and it made work stressful. That said, Black Friday was fun because we had plenty of workers to take on the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.

  9. It was a decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Menards

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

    Pros

    You never have to bag anybody's items, unless it's like an old lady

    Cons

    Not that good of pay

    Advice to Management

    Y'all were pretty cool

  10. Poor work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable Company that will always need new employees. Growing company that will offer opportunities to their employees if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Employees need to be able to dedicate alot of time to this job. Not family friendly. Very top down management system

  11. Pluses, and minuses

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lansing, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Clean atmosphere, general culture within the store is professional
    - Eligible for pay increases every three months
    - Pay bonus for working weekends
    - Management is generally willing to work around your school or life schedules for part-timers
    - Many options for advancement

    Cons

    - Many find themselves plagued by drama
    - For full-timers and department managers, a lot is put on your shoulders and one is not paid enough for the demands
    - Pay can and should be higher for full-time and department managers
    - Full-timers must have complete open availability and cannot attend school
    - Weak benefits packages
    - Few weekends off, sporadic scheduling most times

    Advice to Management

    Involve department managers and team-members more power in selecting new-hires. Many new hires I wonder ever made it through an interview and have no work ethic whatsoever. Far too much turnover.


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