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Menards Indianapolis Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Yard Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Yard Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays great and the higher up you get the better the hours are. There are good classes to learn to advance

    Cons

    The insurance it's the best and you have to work every other weekend. The amount of hours to the hourly wage could be better

    Advice to Management

    Great tools to move up


  2. "Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camby, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camby, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay for retail
    Team members gain useful knowledge for home-ownership
    Great job for college students

    Cons

    Erratic schedule for part-time
    Sometimes moving up is difficult because a lot of managers stay in the same place forever.

    Advice to Management

    Take more initiative to recognize team members and management for their strengths and weaknesses.

  3. "I enjoy it a lot, but..."

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    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Hardware Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working with the public, and I'm very good at selling, as well as the up-sell. I like to turn bad attitudes of guests into smiles, it's really not that hard. I'm pretty well left alone by management, unlike a lot of team members. I do my job, and they recognize that. Pretty simple.

    Cons

    There are so many cliques in the store, as well as team members dating one another that creates a divide at times. You are best advised to avoid these, or you'll be sucked into a place you don't want to be.

    Their rules are whatever a manager wants them to be, in spite of them not being in policy and procedure, (PNP0).

    I was threatened with a write-up once for waiting on two guests at one time, by the 2nd asst manager in my department. The dept manager agreed. I told them, "prove it," and the issue was dropped. I looked and nowhere in PNP was it found. Neither of these young managers is there any longer.

    Most of the dept managers have never had another job, besides Menards. Many get on a power trip, but usually do not last long. The lack of basic product knowledge by them is an issue.

    Also, many, despite a policy against it, just point guests to areas they are looking for an item, many times, being wrong. Everyone is supposed to take the guest to the item.

    Advice to Management

    Rely more on the team members with the knowledge and experience. Just because someone has a moniker of "manager) after their name, does not mean they know everything.

    Also, if you have a good and effective manager in a department, leave them there long enough for them to reach full potential, instead of moving them around like pieces on a chess board.


  4. "Good for retail"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Menards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Weekend premium, ips, spiffs, contests, weekends off

    Cons

    Customers, general office, long days


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Noblesville, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you get into management the pay is okay but they keep you around with bonuses.
    Good pay for someone starting part-time. Typically you can always pick up extra hours somewhere.

    Cons

    The expectations for making payroll are difficult to reach. It's hard to promote up, especially within the store you start at. You can max your pay out. Corporate is quick to call for your job if they disagree with something.

    Advice to Management

    5 days a week isn't difficult but management expects too much from new management and let experienced team members get too comfortable.


  6. "Floor coverings Associate"

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    Former Employee - Floorcoverings Associate in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Floorcoverings Associate in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours, great pay, privately-owned company, profit sharing

    Cons

    Not a lot of training, little to no recognition of success

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire from within more. I worked for the company almost 5 years, and begged HR to move into a full time job. Would have stayed at this company my entire life, had I had the opportunity.


  7. "Good company if you like retail"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Lebanon, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lebanon, IN

    Pros

    A good company for my first experience in retail. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Hours, constant change in policies.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "hard task masters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    none we do deliveries they sometimes refuse to pay if you run late they keep 25 percent of your m oney they require you to have workmans comp truck insurance cargo insurance you need a helper you must have your own truck they make you put that menards logo on your truck that cost you 15,00,00 dollars starting out they will not pay for first 4 months gas,helper ins logo on you

    Cons

    Greed racist terrible people to work for they want you deliver their goods at all costs but every cost is your responsibility they take athird of thedelivery fee and keep it if the price of gas goes down so does your pay they put you and your family at risk by putting your name telephone and address and your insurance co name agent address and telephone on all delivery invoices

    Advice to Management

    without truckers you will be out of business treat with some respect we work hard for you quit being foul


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Human Rescources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Noblesville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is different every day

    Cons

    Benefits
    Pay
    General Office interaction
    They want you to relocate for growth - Have you pay for your own relocation.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people.


  10. "Great people, Fun Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Courtesy Patrol in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Courtesy Patrol in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow and move up.
    Great coworkers, I rarely ever had a coworker I didn't like.
    Flexible scheduling.
    Weekend pay.

    Cons

    Some weeks I didn't work enough, some weeks I was over-worked. Weekends are very busy for the store. Don't always schedule enough people for busy weekends.


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