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Menards Minnesota Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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  • poor work/life balance, long hours (in 58 reviews)

  • ask dept managers to work long hours (in 142 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility on hours, positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Quality of Management, There should be higher commission rates, especially within the Building Material department.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too comfortable, look to be a better manager every day


  2. Helpful (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.

  3. "Pretty good for being a retail store."

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Bemidji, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Team Member in Bemidji, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extra pay on weekends. Things are organized pretty well, everything has its place and it's clear what your tasks are for the day.

    Cons

    Overly high standards from corporate. They'll look for any reason to get rid of GMs & managers, which creates a tense work environment for everyone, all the way down to me as a part-timer.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management - try focusing on creating a good work environment so your employees will actually want to stay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Please think twice about working here."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can have fun coworkers, mostly.

    Cons

    Hours, Salary, Ridiculous Rules, Hostile Environment

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to actually be effective people managers.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Morning Stocker"

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    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Morning Stocker Menards in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay + extra 2.50 each hour on weekends.

    Cons

    Working with other team members might be a problem depending on how you interpret it & meet with them.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people - culture - fun work environment
    Strong learning environment
    Strong training programs if interested in advancement
    Lots of advancement opportunities if willing to relocate

    Cons

    It's retail - so be ready to work days, nights, and weekends.
    Pay is not bad, but also not great - health insurance is pretty expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing! Overall, the management and culture made for a great work experience.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


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