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Menards Reviews

Updated October 21, 2018
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Menards President and CEO John R. Menard Jr.
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  • "Not always the best work life balance" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Long hours and weird scheduling" (in 155 reviews)

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  1. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, lots of room for improvement

    Cons

    The people are great and I cant think of anything negative


  2. "Menards"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Focus on hiring team members based on attitude, train for knowledge
    - Encouraged team members to learn product knowledge
    - Opportunities for advancement
    - Team members at my location were collegial and pulled together. Fun to be around.
    - Incentive for long-term employment (bonuses and vacation time which build over time)

    Cons

    - Stressful work environment
    - Department Managers were often overburdened by GMs at my store. The attitude of the DMs changed the whole store if they were stressed or happy.

    Advice to Management

    - Take good care of your Department Managers. They influence the store and Team Members more directly than GMs. Happy DM, happy TM, happy Guest.
    -Have corporate re-write their In-Home Training documents. Many of these documents are not well written and can be confusing to learn from.

  3. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Carryout in Homer Glen, IL
    Former Employee - Carryout in Homer Glen, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Gifts, other ways to get compensated

    Cons

    I cannot think of a single con

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "AGM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Great co workers
    Always busy

    Cons

    Tasked to death
    Crazy customers

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say at this time


  5. "Good College Job"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Evergreen Park, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Evergreen Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekend Premium Pay, Profit Sharing, Dental Insurance for part-time employees

    Cons

    We have to shovel snow during winter.


  6. "Great company and great coworkers!"

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    Former Employee - Floorcoverings Sales Team Member in Long Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Floorcoverings Sales Team Member in Long Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great job security
    -decent pay for retail work with $3.00 extra an hour on weekends
    -Great coworkers
    -Profit Sharing
    -Easy going department and general managers

    Cons

    --the customers can be very difficult and just flat out rude
    --moral can be horrible a lot of the time
    --a company that really needs to do a better job at staffing needs (my flooring department always seemed to be so short staffed the last 2 years i was there, HR/GMs never prioritized staffing my department even when it really needed it, which caused each of us to have to run the department alone quite often which was never fun
    --Busy weekends/holidays can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    --Do a better job staffing departments who REALLY are short staffed and need it, not JUST the departments that get the busiest in the summer and winter (I.e. Hardware, outside yard)


  7. "Solid Company with a Few Setbacks"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member

    I worked at Menards (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low level staffers receive good flexibility for schedules and good pay compared to most retail- I would definitely recommend here for high school and college students.

    Cons

    Middle management (department/assistant department managers) are overworked and can be very hit or miss in terms of how effective they are. Issues go overlooked due to mismanaged performance metrics.

    Only one lunch break given for folks working upwards of 12 hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Trim down the use of regular meetings which detract from the weekly flow and stop the practice of 12 hour shifts as something normal.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great work emvioynment, and customers are nice

    Cons

    You get put everywhere you don’t get to choose what you want to do for the day and they tell you when you can take your breaks sometimes they forget.


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Menards full-time

    Pros

    Additional weekend pay, easy work

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, not a place for college graduates


  10. "Part-time Plumbing team member"

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

    I have been working at Menards part-time

    Pros

    Good department managers. Decent pay for the work.

    Cons

    General Management is a joke


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