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Menards Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
757 Reviews
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
445 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  

    Wouldn't recommend Menards

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    Former Employee - YSR
    Former Employee - YSR

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    The yard opens up quite a few different areas to work in and whatever one fits you best, they will generally let you take over if you know what you doing. Get paid an extra $2 on weekends

    Cons

    It's nearly impossible to go full time after you've been working part time. Also they hire anyone and everyone regardless of their knowledge or skills. Poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your employees to do adequate work, treat them ALL well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    First job in retail and seems ok.

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    Current Employee - Contractor Sales Manager in Antigo, WI
    Current Employee - Contractor Sales Manager in Antigo, WI

    I have been working at Menards full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Face to face with customer service

    Cons

    Not all customers are happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold there managers accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent if your desperate for a job

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Menards

    Pros

    It was nice helping customers and I liked the 10% discount but that was about it.

    Cons

    Work/life balance was bascically just a work balance.
    Management was horrible
    Asked for a weekend off a month in advance and didn't get it
    Was there for 17 weeks, worked every single weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to be more organized and give the employees what you said you would give them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay for hourly retail

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    Former Employee - Front End in Glendale Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Front End in Glendale Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    people i worked with were fantastic. a lot of guests liked me a lot because i took care of them.

    Cons

    no matter what some people are just going to be rude as hell and try to ruin your life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not really anything. management loved me because i was a good employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Menards

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Eau Claire, WI

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Friendly people, easy job, great management

    Cons

    lots of busy work, can be boring at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people 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
  8.  

    a great family company to work for that where I have learn a lot about taking care of my home.

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    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    great chance to advance within

    Cons

    sometimes management gets bogged down in paperwork and forgets to share their vision with the workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Menards

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Profit Sharing
    Advancement Opportunities
    Several Locations in 15 States, easy to transfer stores

    Cons

    Low pay
    Poor work-life balance
    Poor health benefits
    Retail - Dealing with terrible customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay hourly employees more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor customer service

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    Current Employee - Door Novelists in Davison, MI
    Current Employee - Door Novelists in Davison, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, no experience required or training

    Cons

    Dealing with customers is a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no management available, only through email.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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