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- "Fun when you are working with someone who is good at their job and the pay is good" (in 655 reviews)
- "The people on my level are great and fun to work with." (in 326 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and easy to learn" (in 238 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and an easy enough job" (in 193 reviews)
- "At the time I was making ok pay for weekend work and somewhat flexible schedule for school." (in 142 reviews)
- "Poor management and some of the customers will catch an attitude with you every now and then.They expect you to do in" (in 410 reviews)
- "some managers don't have common sense as to what would be more efficient to get job done" (in 271 reviews)
- "one of the worst offenders of stacking more work on workers that complete tasks with no benefit to work hard" (in 137 reviews)
- "Upper Management is awful and does not listen to suggestions or input from department employees." (in 85 reviews)
- "There is no training what so ever and they make it seem like you should know everything." (in 79 reviews)
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- 2.0Dec 3, 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsPlano, IL
Decent pay and instant profit sharing
Extremely political company. Dirty deeds for your superiors move you up the ladder.
- 3.0Dec 21, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Menard is a great place to work compared to other retail competitors. They offer a good profit sharing program in addition to the multiple holiday gifts recieved throughout the year. They also give you a christmas merchandise credit check every year that caps out at about 250 dollars. They have a lot of great people that work for the organization, and is a good place to build and develop managerial experience relatively quickly. Also overtime is easily available most of the time and work hours are generally flexible.
The downside of working at Menards is that it takes a long time to accumulate decent vacation time. Sick leave is not offered and if you have fallen ill you must provide a doctors note to avoid being written up. Work most holidays and often are scheduled overtime during these periods. Mandatory to work every other weekend. Responsible for purchasing your own equipment and uniforms.
- 4.0Nov 3, 20221st Assistant Plumbing ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLoveland, OH
Weekly Pay Competitive Pay (for Retail) Promote From Within Instant Profit Sharing Every Year
Must move to promote higher than a department manager Questionable Human Resource Policies Archaic inventory management system - still uses MS DOS on their computers. Lots of clopens for managers.
- 1.0May 27, 2023StockerCurrent Employee
Flexible-ish schedule (for part-time only) Instant profit sharing is ok (it’s taxed 35%) Decent pay
Don’t work too hard, they will take advantage of you. 3 years and I’ve seen 10 department managers: all have quit without working out their 2 or were fired. I work more days as closing manager than I don’t, despite not accepting a manager position nor receiving manager pay. If you want to keep your sanity, stay out of management here. No benefits for part timers accept a very expensive dental plan. Depending on the store, they can be very lenient about attendance as long as you have an acceptable reason (and sometimes proof). also Clopening shifts should not be allowed. Even with the new schedule system, it happens. That right there is probably the top reason why management leaves so often.
- 5.0Oct 19, 2021Manager TraineeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearIndianapolis, IN
Profit Sharing is 2.5% every year up to 15% and every employee is hourly and gets overtime after 40 hours
Must be able to relocate to promote
- 4.0Dec 18, 2018Sales Associate/CashierFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBridgeview, IL
The team is like family and profit sharing was great for me as I am a single mom.
Learning all the departments and about all the products can be challenging.
- 2.0Aug 15, 2014Second Assistant Hardware ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearOakdale, MN
You get paind an extra $2.50 an hour on the weekend and there is yearly profit sharing. There is also a 50 cent bump for drving a forklift as well. Menards will also send you cheap made from China gifts in the mail for EVERY holiday. For Easter we got sun tan loation samples. There is also a culture within the company to promote its managers from within.
If the store wasn't making payroll managers would be forced to work 6 days a week. As an asst. dept manager I was working 45-50 hours a week. Many days I would be working til close than opening the store the next day. The company overworks their people. It would take 6 plus years to get into the corporate level. The culture and management place too large of an emphasis on sales and not enough attention is paid to the customers. As a college graduate I only made 29k last year and that was working 45-50 hours a week. (Hardly enough to live on with student loans). We were constantly being micro-managed from the other managers in the store. I had 4 bosses telling me 4 different things. Also, you can't think for yourself and make your own decisions. Everything needs approval from HDQ 's. If you do something new and unexpected you will told to follow the plan. The Plan-O-Grams rarely make sense and most of the time you don't have the product to fill the shelf. I was "volunteered" several times to work store remodels that would take several weeks or months depending on the situation. That will happen when the GM is pressured to come up with their required number of "volunteers" per store for the project.4
- 1.0Apr 8, 2017Full Time Team MemberFormer Employee, more than 1 yearCarpentersville, IL
Not to many to list. Overall, it’s an easy job if you have common sense and a good work ethic, but the work can get quite monotonous. So-so place to work PT, but as a career its a sham. Instant Profit Sharing (IPS) is the only good benefit they offer and is heavily promoted as a selling point in your interview. They offered a 10% employee discount, weekend pay increase, and gave out holiday gifts.
Many to list; sorry for it being lengthy. All in all, Menards is a "dead-end retail job" that acts unprofessional toward employees, doesn't give them the tools or the training to succeed, and think they own you and your time. The company culture and the management made the working environment very toxic, hostile, negative, and very stressful. The company operates with a top down, fear-based management style where the workers are considered easily replaceable. Management uses fear of job loss or threat of demotion to motivate on a daily basis and isn't afraid to fire or demote you without valid cause or over something trivial. Also, there's virtually no positive reinforcement and not very much appreciation or recognition for your hard work from your superiors. There's no loyalty to the hard working employees with a strong work ethic. They allowed blatant examples of favoritism by superiors and verbal abuse of employees by both customers and co-workers. They criticize your efforts by being rude to you and berating and belittling you. Also, they allowed customers to get someone fired or demoted when they were courteous and following standard/corporate procedures, because customers can get away with literally anything. Micromanagement is a horrible issue with Menards which can be demoralizing and frustrating, especially when it gets in the way of the employee doing their job effectively and efficiently. Another big issue is that corporate penny pinches and cuts corners on everything and focuses more on catching mistakes then improving stores. Corporate expects a lot from employees, but offers little support to help them do their job efficiently. There’s a lack of adequate equipment/materials to do your job well. Their technology and equipment is severely outdated and constantly breaking down. Also, every department in the store is understaffed and messy. The payroll to sales ratio (which is dictated by corporate) is so unbalanced that most departments can't afford to have enough people working to take care of all the freight and other tasks, train new employees, and help customers. This contributes to the overall messiness and disorganization of the store and poor customer service. Corporate continues to require more with less and can't seem to comprehend why stores are messy and understaffed. Essentially, this led to employee burnout from the overworking of workers with little time off to recover. You can tell that most of the people at corporate where out of touch with the reality of the daily operations of a store by the tasks they assigned or their solutions to fix issues that arise. Corporate also set up some of the craziest, write-up happy rules and attendance policy I have ever seen for a workplace. They are ruthless. If you make one minute mistake, you’re written up or even fired. As a result, this made everyone constantly worried about getting in trouble. Also, there's a lack of trust by corporate and management. Security cameras were more focused on employees' productivity rather than actual thieves who walked out with product. Policies and procedures (half of which are ignored) are ridiculously extensive and management is inconsistent in enforcing them. This again caused more disorganization in the store. Teamwork is almost non-existent. If you ask for help from another employee, management scolds you for using up spare employees. Overall, very low standards as far as promoting employees to jobs they are not qualified or trained to perform. I admired the culture of hard work at Menards, but the overall talent level of the company is lacking. Most people working there have very little education or no real-world working experience outside of Menards. Generally, about half of your co-workers are immature and either lazy workers, liars, scratch one’s back, or back stabbers (or all the above). There's a lot of clicks and gossip/drama between co-workers, which would remind you of high school. The overall management is very unprofessional, incompetent, and ran by people with no degrees or any knowledge of business what-so-ever. I would venture to say that 75% of the managers have no business being in these positions. Most promotions into management are based on favoritism rather than on someone's qualifications. Managers are usually always irritated or annoyed, because corporate is always switching policies on them, auditing them, and other general nonsense. Upper management is only helpful when they want to be and there's no leadership from them. Employees, especially new hires, are given too much misleading information by upper management, so they can secure their jobs. All in all, managers are totally taken advantage of by Menards. Most managers work close to 3,000 hours a year and make less than $50,000. Relocation to other stores is also a must if you want to you move up in the company. Basically, training is all on you between doing massive amounts of mundane training paperwork with little to no direction from management and the useless in-home training courses which is not paid for and voluntarily done on your own time at home. On-job product training is non-existent. The only way to learn is by reading the info on the package. This made it difficult and frustrating to perform your job in assisting customers on a purchase. The staff (in some departments) does not promote growth in their employees. Also, they played musical chairs with the staff, so no one knew anything about the department they worked in. Complaints or suggestions for improvement by subordinates are not taken seriously, simply swept under the rug. FT benefits are mediocre (expensive health insurance co-pay for little coverage, no sick days, vacation time was minimal and required too much time to build days, the holiday bonus is store credit instead of money, employee discount is PRD, and no 401K match). FT hourly pay is a joke and is not enough to make a living on let alone support a family. Pay raises are a meager 10 cents every 6 months and only if you pass a test. Basically, you will not have a work/life balance (especially managers) due to an outdated culture of all work and no play. Your scheduled shifts fluctuate each week, so you could never plan anything in advance. Being FT, you must have open availability and work every other weekend. So, say "bye-bye" to your family, friends, and social life. Also, they made it difficult for you to request days off. Going home at your scheduled time is viewed badly sometimes. If you worked until closing, you never knew what time you would leave and sometimes you would have to open the next day with less than 5 hours of sleep. All these cons resulted in a ridiculously high turnover rate and for me to move on to a better company and a "grown-up" career with my college degree. I would recommend looking elsewhere for employment.11