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"An exciting company, with great chances for promotion."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Morning Stocker in O'Fallon, IL
Current Employee - Morning Stocker in O'Fallon, IL
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I enjoy working at Menards because you get to interact with fellow team members, as well as customers. It is a great opportunity to work on your people skills, while getting a light workout at the same time.

Cons

With working with team members, there is the issue of who does too much work, and who doesn't do nearly enough. This happens everywhere, but those that are there simply for the paycheck seem to just stand there and not do much. Guests can also be a problem; we are still a relatively new store, so we don't know where everything is, especially if it is not in the home department.

Advice to Management

Ensure that departments are properly manned when stores are expected to be busy, especially during weekends; recently, I was in two departments and unable to find a team member for guest assistance in either. There were three team members between the two "on the clock" including one assistant manager.

Other Employee Reviews for Menards

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Depending on your Manager the experience can be ok, bad, or very bad."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Team Member in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Department Team Member in Eau Claire, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers will try to make the job more enjoyable. If you make 1000hrs a year you will get 2.5% of your gross income in February, 5% your second year, 7.5% your third year, 10% your fourth year, 12.5% your fifth year, and then it maxes out at 15%.

    Cons

    Managers do not cooperate, your manager, their manager, and their manager will each tell you to do opposite things. Management has a high turn over rate due to the stress of the job, the extreme 50+hr workweeks, working open to close shifts, and not making much more than regular team members. There will be managers who will encourage you to work while you are punched out so the department makes payroll, this is because whereas they need to have team members in their department to do the job, their personal income will be punished if the department doesn't make enough. The company is infamous with payroll deductions, these are purchases you can make at the store that will come out of your next check. Unfortunately, they also are a way for the store to legally steal money from you to cover business expenses such as; if store equipment gets broken, you have an accident that costs the store money, you lose your badge, you need a new blade for your carpenters knife, you need a new 'safety knife' (which you may only use the ones menards sells), or if they decide to 'fine' you for a bin tag being up after a sale.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying. If John comes into a store, or a department everyone is told you need to 'hurry up and look busy.' Management starts doing jobs that they never would do unless he was there, team members go from talking to being absolutely silent and dashing through aisles 'looking busy'. Tensions build so high that some team members don't help a guest that needs help just because they don't want to be fired for something ridiculous.

    Stop being so willing to catch someone doing something wrong. I kid you not, remote viewing will get you wrote up for wearing a jacket in the winter when you have to go out into the -20 degree weather. It doesn't mean that bad stuff doesn't happen, it means that the team members now watch the 'the eyes in the skies' as they move the cameras and go out of their way to 'look busy.'

    Stop ignoring the lower level employees, they are the ones helping the guests, they are the ones selling the products, they are the ones who will best know what the guests want, and if you don't take their feedback you're only hurting the company.


  2. "Good pay but you pay for it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Johnson Creek, WI
    Former Employee - Commercial/Contractor Account Service Manager in Johnson Creek, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, promotion opportunities, wide range of product sales opportunities, stable organization

    Cons

    Not family oriented, typical retail environment, poor general office support, culture of fear

    Advice to Management

    They need to join the 21st century with their management techniques. Many people in management are terrible people and do not have any leadership training or abilitiy

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