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Menards Minnesota Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Profit Sharing is the biggest incentive of All when it comes to BONUSE (in 265 reviews)

  • all positions hourly and extra bonus pay on weekends (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance for management (in 54 reviews)

  • You might be stuck working long hours (in 123 reviews)

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  1. "Great First Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't take a DM ADM position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Good people, flexible schedule, low pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of improvements to be made"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Waite Park, MN
    Current Employee - Sales in Waite Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most fellow employees,and some store level managers are ok to work with, instant profit sharing, extra $2.50 per hour on Saturdays and Sundays, flexible scheduling, nearly unlimited hours if you want them, due to being sorely understaffed

    Cons

    Severe understaffing due to wages being not nearly as competitive as they used to be. This has turned the hiring process into a revolving door, or results in subpar help. More incoming freight than can be feasibly handled, which results in a cluttered, messy store. Slow, outdated computer equipment and infrastructure. Managers sometimes work 70 hours per week or more if the store is short on help. No 401k match. Raises are a paltry $.10 per hour, and can only be obtained by passing a competency test. Expensive health insurance with shoddy coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages so that you retain the staff you have. Do a better job of scheduling incoming freight so that you're not dealing with an all or nothing situation. Implement a 401k match. Consider increasing rates for raises.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "LOW PAYING, GRUNT WORK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Building Materials"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Building Materials Team Member in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Building Materials Team Member in Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers.
    Good management.
    Some flexibility with hours.
    Lots of help when needed.

    Cons

    If you are more than 5 minutes late you receive a point. Once you receive ten points for various infractions you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    Give more training to employees. They give everyone packets to read and learn from but not much hands on training is involved.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. "Menards Outside Yard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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