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Updated Jun 11, 2021

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3.5
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
John R. Menard Jr.
1,570 Ratings
Pros
  • "profit sharing if you were a full time or manager(in 391 reviews)

  • "Great part time gig for good pay(in 202 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours with short staff to help(in 194 reviews)

  • "Don’t have a set schedule as part time(in 136 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

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      Jun 10, 2021 - Cashier in Springfield, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management cares a lot

      Cons

      Very boring standing there all day

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Being watched and reported on always

      Jun 11, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Minot, ND
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Full time you will get benefits.

      Cons

      As soon as I started you could tell everyone that works there is watching you. Training lacks if you in a section the first day or two you should be planted there to interact and use and learn the computer. But instead, they show you quickly how to go into it as they do it to do something then you're sent out to stock. In your training, you sign off on the computer no test Why Because they're watching you sending people up to you as you mostly stock all day. You leave an area where you have stocked and someone comes behind and looks. You're in the bathroom too long a whole group is talking and looks at you. You mention how you helped a customer and you did it without any assistance and the next thing you know they keep you away from the desk area. Even though you succeeded in helping them Going into the system and finish what they required. All of a sudden you hear where you're bad at it because that's what they were told even though I could accomplish something that a couple of others could after being there months.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Department manager

      Jun 9, 2021 - Department Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not bad for retail. Depends on the store you're at.

      Cons

      Starting pay is competitive for the market but falls away pretty quite when you prove your value and move up the food chain. What's demanded of you quickly surpasses the pay increase. GM bonuses aren't bad but good luck getting there without finding something better in the meantime. Unless you're part of the cult, you'll be a 1st for a very long time.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Menards Sales Associate

      May 5, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in New Philadelphia, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you work hard, and put in the time, the rewards are worth it, with yearly bonuses, weekend pay, and holiday pay. They really pay you to work! Also, you get a 10% discount on everything which saves you more money.

      Cons

      Departments are limited to how many fulltime associates they can have. For example, the plumbing dept. only allows 2 fulltime team members. And if you want to become a manager in training, you have to move to another store, and complete all the training there, and it takes quite a bit of time. So you cant move up in the same store. The general manager definitely plays favorites. So if you get on his good side then you'll never get in trouble. For example, there's a manager in electrical who sexually assaulted a team member in his department, and he got no punishment, and the girl was only moved from his department into hardware, where he then tormented her. Aside from the managers sleeping with each other and the drama that comes with it, its an okay place to work. Just keep to yourself and over time the bounses pay off.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mostly positive experience

      Jun 11, 2021 - Hardware Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people most of the time

      Cons

      Work gets monotonous after a while Unable to move to full time because they are unwilling to work with my scheduling (around second job, classes, or anything thing else)

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      How workers are treated. .

      Mar 20, 2021 - POG Team Member in Brooklyn Park, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Menards offers overtime if you want to make extra money with an added $3/he on the weekends, a Monday - Friday schedule for POG Team members & IPS (In-Store-Profit sharing that goes up every year by 2% based on your hours for the year & goes all the way up to 15%. Managers get bonuses as well. .

      Cons

      Terrible Insurance through Menards. Plan C says they cover basic eye care on their book, however I've been fighting with them to even cover a basic eye exam for eyeglasses for 9 months. The General Managers push the hardest workers even harder with no constructive praise for any planogram or Holiday reset (Halloween/Christmas displays), & let some of the department managers get away with sheer laziness & no accountability for being lazy or horrible managers. Destructive criticism & no positive praises for any job well done makes for a tiring workplace. The POG Team I am on has had 4 people quit with only 3 remaining (we need 5) & being short 2 team members, the GM'S push the 3 of us harder to make up for their shortage of employees. The job requirements are extremely physical & I have pulled a muscle in my back twice in the last 2 years with the company.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I felt like part of a team. I wish they offered more full-time positions.

      Jun 10, 2021 - Front End Cashier in Anderson, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The coworkers and employers are friendly and professional

      Cons

      Full-time positions are very hard to get and the hours are not consistent.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Friendly environment very little full-time positions

      Jun 8, 2021 - Cashier and Service Desk in Anderson, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The coworkers are great and the employers are professional.

      Cons

      The hours are not consistent for a cashier. There are very few full-time positions, so it is not worth staying for long unless you want to be a manager.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Dismal

      May 12, 2021 - Customer Experience Salesfloor Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Had potential, but all talk.

      Cons

      Long hours, break unattainable, lunch futile, manager roulette wheel, no sick or weather related excuses available

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great college job

      Jun 10, 2021 - Sales Associate in Elkhart, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have worked at Menards for 4 years and it has helped me keep a flexible schedule through college.

      Cons

      Have to work every weekend in part time

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