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"Over worked and under paid!"

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Former Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - First Assistant Front End Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Menards full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Profit sharing. Opportunity to move up quickly if you are willing to move.

Cons

Low pay, they pride themselves on profit sharing and bonuses. As a assistant manager I made 11.50 an hour. They promised over 15k in bonuses for the year (I didn't see it). They don't recognize all college degrees. Worked open to close (16 hours) on every other weekend.

Advice to Management

Raise wages and people will stay! Recognize all degrees!

Other Employee Reviews for Menards

  1. "Good job for high schoolers, not my preferred career choice."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hutchinson, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -"Decent" pay for retail ($2.50 extra an hour on weekends)
    -Work every other weekend instead of all weekends
    -Easy to transfer to different stores

    I would recommend this job to a high schooler who needs some extra money, but I'm not sure how anyone can support a healthy family in this workplace.

    Cons

    -Inconsistent and over-controlling upper management
    -Incentives given to stay that seem great, but aren't really (yearly bonus if you work enough hours, but if they paid us $1 more an hour, we would make more)
    -Only Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays off
    -Pay tops off for part time at less than a dollar more than a new-hire high school graduate, even if you've worked there for 5+years
    -long hours
    -high turnover rate from dissatisfied workers

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers do their jobs and make judgements. Don't change the rules every time one person makes a mistake; it gets confusing what you want us to do. Also, why such a huge pay difference between a GM and a FEM. I've been in stores where our FEM does five times the work the GM does. Spread out the pay a little maybe?

    There is a common phrase among the lower-paid workers when dealing with angry guests: "I'm not paid enough to deal with this." I'm experienced and would stay with this company longer if I was paid a little more. The second I have an opportunity to leave, I will.


  2. "I need to find a new job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chesterfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can move up fast. They only promote from within. They offer a Management Training Program so you can become an assistant department manager in 3 months. They are always opening new stores.

    Cons

    They require you to move and work long hours. You only get a couple vacation days to start when your full time and it is based on how long you work there. It takes 3 years to get 10 days off.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work your Managers such long shifts. I would rather work 5 8 hour days than 12+hour days.

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