Menards Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
539 Ratings

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. Great Company. Always working

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Lancaster, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Menards is a company that appears to give a damn about its employees and the management staff is all hired from within the ranks. I love my job with Menards, the story of the company is incredible and when I listen to my store manager talk about his career so far I know that i'm on the right track with the right company

    Cons

    Slow industry, and while Menard's has never closed a store there are times when the climb seems too tall but otherwise its a great company. There is no difference between a department manager and a long time full time team member except the stress and greater responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Raise base salaries of lower management.


  2. Menards

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees at menards are always great to work with. Upper management is always prioritized and is very fair. Friendly but efficient work environment.

    Cons

    On your feet for long periods of time which can get a little painful. Helpless customers that ask questions when they know the answer.

    Advice to Management

    Have more specific guidelines for operational organization. Each department should function the *exact* same. Organize, Prioritize, and Delegate tasks the same way throughout each dept.


  3. Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atmosphere, co-workers, product, how employees are treated.

    Cons

    In Management, not enough personal time off.


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  5. Wonderful Work Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marion, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marion, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * good hours * fair pay * good bonuses * great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    * Long hours on feet * Management has a hard time being strict

    Advice to Management

    Recognize a good employee in public and punish bad behavior in private, it is really good advice for anyone in management


  6. Enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marquette, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People. Profit sharing is awesome. If you work hard it is recognized more often than not.

    Cons

    Corporate HC is not very receptive to individual store employee needs and concerns.


  7. Overall very good place to work and many opportunities to advance within the company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Valley, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Valley, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly easy to advance withing the company and work well with your schedule conflicts. Have an internship program which is nice for Business students and have opportunities for advancement after graduating.

    Cons

    Since its retail, hours can be long and the store is only closed twice a year, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. But you get holiday pay on most of the major holidays that you work.


  8. I have learned a lot about home improvement and how to sell the tools for the job.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hamilton, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hamilton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, fun work environment

    Cons

    Not guaranteed requested time off.


  9. Happy Employee

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Wages, Positive work environment, flexible scheduling, and always open to giving you time off. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    On your feet a lot

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. A great place to learn many aspects of home improvements and projects.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and bonuses. They can promote you quickly if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    Micro-managed a lot and holiday hours are sometimes tuff.

    Advice to Management

    Put some trust back into the full time employee's.


  11. Great work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Yard Assistant in Ankeny, IA
    Former Employee - Yard Assistant in Ankeny, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Weekend working both days isn't great

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.



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