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Menards Minneapolis Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area

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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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  • Poor work/life balance for management (in 55 reviews)

  • Difficult to work long hours as the employees are to stand on concrete for their entire shift (in 132 reviews)

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  1. "Ok for a first job."

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    Current Employee - Yard Worker in Elk River, MN
    Current Employee - Yard Worker in Elk River, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keeps you busy. Work outside. Coworkers are friendly. Lots of different things to do so it's hard to get bored.

    Cons

    Days can feel really long. Sometimes have to deal with difficult customers. Pay is not great considering the amount of work you have to do on a daily basis.


  2. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Elk River, MN
    Former Employee - Morning Stocker in Elk River, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the work your going to be doing is something you've been specifically trained in and usually won't be alone if you need help making learning the job easy and enjoyable experience. Tons of hours you can pick up if you wish.

    Cons

    Sometimes customers can be difficult, thou usually a pleasant experience.

    Advice to Management

    The size of the store can make it difficult to understand how all the overstocking work, which can leave to issues. Make sure your team members understand it well, even walk them through some of the more difficult areas, and/or areas outside their department since they likely will need to know it at some point.

  3. "Forklift Operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Apple Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environmental, fast paced, benifits, lots to learn and advancement.

    Cons

    Understaffed, high turnover. Un managed yard and warehouse operations, managers seem to not manage the area as it seems needed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality, and fulfill good workers ideas, requests, demands.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Considering a career?"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for those willing to work retail hours. Full time 30-40K, department management 50-65K, Store management reaches the low 100's. Great profit sharing program.

    Cons

    Menards pays 50% of low quality health insurance premiums. You can promote to department management locally but you will be expected to relocate to move into an assistant store manager and usually again to promote to store management, once you are a store manager you will be encouraged to relocate to open new stores. Store management not great if you want to raise a family in one area or have a spouse with a good career path.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on experience and knowledge than a willingness to relocate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much...returns are done by cashier's,managers acted like we were the bottom of the barrel in the store.

    Cons

    Freezing cold when working in the unheated garden center.

    Advice to Management

    Stores need updated equipment and programs.Turn the heat up in winter!


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Cambridge, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cambridge, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, with as few or as many hours as you want. Great compensation for a first job, especially when getting pad 2.50 extra an hour on weekends.

    Cons

    Management can be incompetent, depending upon the department and location. The points system that they use for calling in sick or having to miss a day is not very flexible.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, flexible schedule, low pay."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Useful knowledge if you own a home. Hands on work, not boring.

    Cons

    Low pay and crabby customers. You might be stuck working long hours.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don't take a DM ADM position"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a pretty good group at my store in St. Paul. Department managers seemed to generally be good to their part-time/full-time employees. My managers were great. I cared enough to learn more about Plumbing so I feel like a got *some* useful knowledge out of it.

    Cons

    Corporate will drop major changes to the department on you which are difficult to work with all the other demands of the job. It comes down to the managers to make it happen or get canned. How bad it is is entirely down to how good the hourly employees are, which they have basically no control over - I never even met my manager until after I was hired by the company and assigned to a department...

    Store managers are almost always sticklers, but experience the full wrath of corporate so i can't blame them.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hourly employees and they'll take care of you. But you probably either already knew that, or are hopeless.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "LOW PAYING, GRUNT WORK"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are in desperate need of a job you can find one at Menards.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Boring repetitive work.
    You spend your entire shift, on your feet stocking heavy merchandise. While bossy, overbearing managers tell you to work harder.
    Dealing with rude customers.
    Have to work every other weekend and weekends are a mad house.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay.
    Train department managers how to better treat their subordinates.


  10. "Mostly Harmless"

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    Current Employee - Cabinets and Appliances Team Member in Hudson, WI
    Current Employee - Cabinets and Appliances Team Member in Hudson, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good pay for Part-Time
    -Not very difficult
    -Flexible hours
    -Profit Sharing and bonus incentives
    -Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    -Can be very dull
    -A lot of favoritism among colleagues
    -Kitchen designs can bog you down for hours

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on skill and merit and don't wait for someone to go way over the limit before firing.


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