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Menards Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • No work life balance if your a manager (in 55 reviews)

  • Difficult to work long hours as the employees are to stand on concrete for their entire shift (in 136 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work! Great benefits."

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    Former Employee - Receiving in South Haven, MI
    Former Employee - Receiving in South Haven, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, my store was very understanding with time off and scheduling.

    Cons

    A lot of people come and go, so getting called in to cover shifts of people who would not show up was hard.


  2. "Stocker"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Comstock, MI
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Comstock, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Keep very busy which I love. Love my bosses.

    Cons

    Not a very good paying job. They don't pay on how hard you work. You just get 10 cent raises every 3 month for the first year. Then I'm not sure I've only been there a year.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a hard worker yes! They have asked my a few times. I just can't work nights and you have to be flexible.

  3. "Forklift Driver"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Plano, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Plano, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get hours, it is somewhat easy to move up the ladder. Pay is good for someone young. If you are a hard worker, and follow directions, this is a good place to be. You will get a lot of hours (and overtime opertunities) during Spring (busy season).

    Cons

    Some coworkers were negative.

    Advice to Management

    Team Members will have ideas on improvements, listen to what we have to say. If I say "doing this will make my job easier", let me do it! My managers told me there was no point in trying new things, because they never seem to work. Let Team Members try new things.


  4. "Morning Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menards part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible hours when needed.

    Cons

    Morning shifts were rough if you have morning shifts

    Advice to Management

    Try to diminish favoritism. Other Employees take that into consideration.


  5. "Started part-time to full-time then assistant manager in outside yard then assistant manager in building materials"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Made life long friends. Bonuses get bigger every year. Learn a lot of product knowledge and how to apply it. Gifts sent to you on holidays. You don't need a degree to succeed. Promotions are easy if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    Long hours. Constant walking and standing. Corporate rules are somewhat ridiculous. Some customers and contractors feel they have power over you. A**hole guests.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "MR program"

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    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management trainee program.
    Career opportunities.

    Cons

    Different work hours every day of the week.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list. At least, learn how to communicate with other team members.


  7. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    Good employees and good atmosphere

    Cons

    The shoppers are rude at times

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to sign your life away & live at work"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chester, MI
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Chester, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IPS is nice bonus if you've been there long enough

    Cons

    - If there are only 2 managers in a department, and one is out 'sick' for months at a time, don't count on a AGM to help you, they won't. I averaged 80-90 hrs a week when this happened to me
    -Commission program sucks or is non-existant- sold 40K kitchens and saw hardly anything from it
    - They don't recognize past degrees or experience when promoting

    Advice to Management

    Don't MBWA - Manage By Walking Around - this is a myth and does not work. You will be respected more, and keep great employees that made you number 1 in state and region in department sales if you are not arrogant and actually help out


  9. "Menards Outside Yard and Receiving Team Member (Part-time)"

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    Former Employee - Outside Yard and Receiving Team Member in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Outside Yard and Receiving Team Member in Fort Wayne, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other Employees- You work around other people a lot of the time. Due to the physical nature of the work, this comes with a sense of comradery.

    Flexibility of hours- Given enough notice there isn't an issue with changing hours for part time employees. Exceptions for Black Friday and Fourth of July.

    Not mentally straining- I worked here for a couple years while going to school and it was nice to be able to turn my brain off a bit. There is enough duties to not make it mind numbing but they are pretty straight forward. As long as you can do the physical work you should be fine.

    Overtime- Overtime work is available if you want it in the summer. You can get some in the winter as long as you are showing yourself to be a valuable member, but business does slow down so opportunities might be limited.

    Cons

    Working in the elements- If the weather turns, you are expected to be prepared for it and continue to work

    Guests- Because it is a lumber yard you get some guests that can be rough around the edges.


  10. "long hours and no reward for it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Menards part-time

    Pros

    people you work with are easy to work with

    Cons

    long hours and late nights. work over 45hrs per week and hardly ever hire full time employees with benefits


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