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Menards Minneapolis Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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Pros
  • Employee discount - and if you can stay long enough they do have profit sharing (in 244 reviews)

  • Extra pay on weekends and profit sharing (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • long hours switches from days to night shifts (in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Good starter job, not really a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, by and large, good management. Good mission statement and emphasis on helping guests find what they need. No hard-sell tactics forced. Part timers treated well. They work with you on hours. In-home training gives you some good knowledge. Learn to be handy, in case you're not handsome.

    Cons

    You're on your feet the entire time. Pay is actually quite low. Raises are a joke. Real money is only gained through IPS, which increases each year you work for them. 6yr time investment before you actually start making real money. Benefits aren't that good. Medical and dental, no eye.

    Advice to Management

    Ten cents for a raise is almost a slap in the face.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    there was an incentive based bonus structure

    Cons

    took away that same bonus

    Advice to Management

    Im sorry your still there


  3. "Menard's is a hit or miss, you either love it or hate it. Also all locations seem to run differently."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Forest Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Forest Lake, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy opportunities to advance. Sales competitions earn you some extra cash. Great training programs available. Managers have the opportunity to get bonuses in many different ways. Make it very easy to transfer between stores. Instant profit sharing is available to all employees so long as they meet the required hours. This company just seems to keep growing and improving every year.

    Cons

    Managers don't make much more than their team members. The manager bonus system is tricky to understand. Hours are not always the greatest. Some of the company polices are a bit silly. They don't always have enough payroll and as result some of the departments end up under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    It is very easy to work your way up in this company. The policies and the lack of payroll may sometimes make it so you have to spread your resources a bit thin. You don't always have a say in who you hire for your department. They have many wonderful resources available for training you and your team members.


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  5. "Menards Outside Yard"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work outside all day, work with cool people, pretty relaxed work environment, and the bosses are very cool.

    Cons

    Long 10 hour days, work weekends and overtime a lot, very hot in summer and cold in winters outside. Salary is not that great.

    Advice to Management

    More time off, if asked.


  6. "Pretty fair place to work as a first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carry Out in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Carry Out in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get a fair pay rate to start off. Get an extra $2.50 per hour on the weekends.

    Cons

    Sometimes ask way too much from you for what they pay you.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Richfield, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    I learned more about construction and household knowledge

    Cons

    Many workers are unmotivated and work is monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is good flexibility with the job.

    Cons

    The hourly wage is low for having a college degree and the health benefits are almost a weeks worth of take home pay after taxes.


  9. "2nd assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apple Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    good training programs seek to advance from within company

    Cons

    long hours switches from days to night shifts


  10. "Front End Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Minnesota in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Minnesota in Apple Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, an extra 2.50 an hour for weekends, cool people, PDR (payroll deduction ) with a 10% discount

    Cons

    Standing in one place all day very hard on your body, lots of manager's pets, not listening to employees needs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, give the same treatment to all employees regardless of how long they have been there ir your personal feelings towards them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Menards"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule, I worked there for five years while I was finishing college and they worked with my school schedule. And I loved all of the employees I worked with, made some life long friends.

    Cons

    You only get ten cent raises and after working there for five years I was only getting paid $9.90 an hour and even though I was working Part-Time I was working 39 hours so practically full time, they didn't hire many full time people, they would rather hire a bunch of people "Part-Time" and work them 39 hours a week than hire them Full-Time so they'd receive benefits. Plus when some members of the Menard family visited our store they were mean and I didn't feel good about working for them and making them money.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a min of $15 an hour and treat them with respect. Then you wouldn't have such an incredible turnover.



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