Menards Reviews | Glassdoor

Menards Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
2,186 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
1,077 Ratings

2,186 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Pay is better than other minimum wage jobs plus we can earn profit sharing (in 317 reviews)

  • all positions hourly and extra bonus pay on weekends (in 88 reviews)

Cons
  • Not always the best work life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • Long hours worked with minimal breaks (in 148 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Menards"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Easy work light schedule

    Cons

    Limited overtime slow work


  2. "Good company overall"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Sales in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great advancement potential if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Be willing to sell inferior products.

  3. "Overall Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Kearney, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, we had freedom of how we ran our departments.

    Cons

    Hours varied along with days off, as managers we were expected to work 60+ hrs at times. (usually, because the department was trashed).


  4. "Very good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours and scheduling works good

    Cons

    Very Strict on sick days with their point system


  5. "FE Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Associate/Cashier in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Front End Associate/Cashier in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, $3.00 extra pay on Saturdays, Sundays, and specific holidays, such as Labor Day and President's Day. Fun experience.

    Cons

    Especially for the Front End, lack of completing Front End tasks such as the checklist that head cashiers need to have done before the day. Sure, they won't get into trouble with it but it makes a bad mark on the store on how they handle things with Front End employees.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, take the socializing down a big notch. Most of the management team needs to find things to do and complete, not talk about non related work things all the time.


  6. "Your Attitude Will Determine If You Like It"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers, active and always on feet, learn lots about home improvement, profit sharing

    Cons

    Weekends and nights, dealing with rude customers but that’s with any job

    Advice to Management

    Focus on those who have the positive outlook and energy. Work to keep those employees happy and look for opportunities to promote them.


  7. "Department Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Something new every day. Pay great. Promotion from within is very speedy.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible. Vacation time is given nicely, but you have to use vacation for sick days.

  8. "Outstanding employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Iron Ridge, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Iron Ridge, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly employer. Great pay and benefits!

    Cons

    NONE, nothing, nada, not a thing!


  9. "Typical Retail"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    - Instant Profit Sharing
    - Extra $2.50 on weekend per hour
    - Flexible bosses means I went to school full time too
    - Room to move up the ladder both in store and across the company

    Cons

    -Retail
    -Retail hours
    -Sometimes part time feels like fulltime
    -Junky benefits


  10. "MGMT Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Employees are nice
    Room for advancement

    Cons

    Didn't even Feel like an internship, felt exactly like a sales associate.


Showing 2,186 of 2,217 reviews
Reset Filters