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Menards Chicago Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Poor work/life balance for management (in 55 reviews)

  • You might be stuck working long hours (in 128 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very enjoyable employment"

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    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Valparaiso, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours I currently work fit very nicely with my school schedule.
    All the managers are friendly and helpful.
    Plenty of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Inventory management is a nightmare currently.
    Multiple times of schedule being changed without me asking for it or confirming that it works for me.

    Advice to Management

    Management should double check with employees before changing their schedules, this has happened to me multiple times. As a result I was to be put on a three day suspension. I informed them that if i was suspended, I wouldn't be coming back , because its not my fault that they scheduled me on a day that I had class and couldn't work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great place to work, with great people, and great opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Merrillville, IN
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Merrillville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a decent pay, a great atmosphere for those that work there, and wonderful advancement opportunities for that want to seek such.

    Cons

    It is working a retail atmosphere so it can add some undue stress between co-works in some areas that could use smoothing.

  3. "Good Starting Job"

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    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Plano, IL
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in Plano, IL

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

    Pros

    Sundays pay 2.50 extra 2nd shift gets paid $2 more per hour (13.55) (16.05)

    Cons

    Staff has mood swings some days there nice other days there rude as can be.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Friendly Co-Workers,
    - Friendly Guests.
    - $2.50 extra on weekends
    - somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    I would not recommend open availability, they will put you down for almost full time. Unless this is what you want. Also they make you put away returns at the end of your shift. Therefore, you could be scheduled 10-6 and not get done until 7. They make you pay for your uniform and supplies. Personally for the amount of work you do the pay is not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Work on scheduling and basic labor laws.


  5. "Not a bad job if you are willing to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hodgkins, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hodgkins, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Instant Profit Sharing, flexible scheduling, In home training, extra pay working on weekends, managers know their department and depending on said manager are willing to teach you whatever you need to perform well at your job.

    Cons

    Social life is limited, tardiness/absence point system is very strict, high turnover from all positions.


  6. "it was alright"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bridgeview, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bridgeview, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay was actually decent, it was 10 normally and then 12.50 on the weekends

    Cons

    10 point system was very annoying, being more than 5 mins late was 1 point, calling off was 3 and if you got to 10 points you were automatically fired no matter how good of an employee you were .


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Receiving Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Student in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Student in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good hours for a student job

    Cons

    Bad scheduling, a lot of closing shifts

  8. Helpful (3)

    ""Not enough payroll""

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Montgomery, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Montgomery, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Menards part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays more than minimum wage and extra on weekends, regular competency-tested raises, instant profit sharing, over all not a terrible job if you need to be hired fast and make some cash.

    Cons

    They don't hire nearly as many people as they need, we're completely understaffed and yet I still haven't been bumped up to full time even though I requested it when I applied and work 38 hours a week because they "dont have enough payroll". The amount of work you have to do on the sales floor isn't worth the pay; stocking, overstocking, downstocking, inventorying, cleaning, putting out freight, setting up sale, taking down sale, and helping guests are just my basic responsibilities in my own department, not to mention having to go help out other departments when they're short staffed (which is always).

    Advice to Management

    Increase your payroll and hire more people with specific jobs. Night stocking positions would be great; I'm really tired of spending an unscheduled 2 hours every wed/thu/fri stocking freight and having to come in the next morning at 6:30.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    pay higher on weekends

    Cons

    hours decrease during winter months, expectations to do other people's job


  10. "Stocker"

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    Current Employee - Stocker in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Stocker in Melrose Park, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    10% discount, Instant Profit sharing

    Cons

    Too strict dress code, point system for attendance

    Advice to Management

    Allow woman to wear headwear.


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