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Menards
Menards
3.4
8094 reviews
Menards Ratings
3.4
Average rating of 8094 reviews on Indeed
3.2Work-Life Balance
3.0Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
3.1Management
3.3Culture
Headquarters
Eau Claire, WI
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Retail

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Salary Satisfaction
53%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 13931 reviews
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Overall Reviews at Menards

3.0
Builder | Monona, WI | Mar 11, 2013
Fast paced, highly team oriented work environment.
Work between part time, full time, and management amongst co-workers is very enjoyable. All work is seen as a team effort, though each individual is recognized by the individual work and service they provide the company. The schedules are very flexible to meet the needs of any individual employee within reason. Workdays go by fast, and there's always plenty to do. People working along side you keep from the job becoming to overwhelming so long as each person does their share. Working in the receiving and yard area varies from day to day. Most of the work is done with the use of a forklift of an order selector. Loading and unloading flatbeds and semi vans is the most prominent aspect of the job. Afterwards, all material from the trucks are to be stocked or overstocked accordingly depending on the type of product or material it is. All work hours are during store hours, so there are always shoppers to consider while doing the job. Helping them physically with their load, or doing what you can to encourage a sale is a constant role while at work. A friendly environment is important to the company, between both customers and co-workers. All employees are referred to as "team members" and with that in mind, work is done as a team to better the whole of the store. Friendly interaction between workers is encouraged, so long as it does not interfere with getting the jobs done, and ensuring that all customers are helped and leave the store satisfied. The job is at it's worst betwee
Prosprofit sharing, friendly coworkers, flexible scheduling, faced paced work days.
Conswork in inclimate weather, lack of care towards individual store's needs, very wasteful.
3.0
Team Member | Plano, IL | Jan 13, 2015
Okay place to work just don't plan on making it a career
I must say that the way this place operates, at least when I worked there 7 years ago, is very weird. About 90% of the people that work there smoke and I didn't. The thing that was unfair about it is that the smokers seemed to never get in trouble for going over on break times whereas I was always getting in trouble for it because I didn't smoke. The hours are really weird. If you work second shift like I did, you work from 4:00pm until 2:30 am. All the full timers work 4 ten hour shifts. It sounds good at first but you get so worn out on the days that you work that you usually spend at least one of your days off just catching up on rest. When it's real busy they make you work 5 ten hour days. I thought about working day shift at one time but the hours for that shift are weird too from 5am until 3:30 in the afternoon. You basically show up to your building, you clock in at the time clock inside the warehouse area, then less than a minute later you have to punch a clock to get into the break room where you put your lunch and other personal belongings. You have to punch in and out of that break room so that they can make sure that you're not going over otherwise it gets deducted from your pay. You get a half hour lunch that is taken out but if you go over by just two minutes they deduct that out of your hours. Same thing with the two paid for 10 minute breaks. It may not seem like much but a couple minutes here and a couple minutes there pretty soon adds up to be
ProsDecent money for entry level job, extra 2.50 an hour on Saturdays and Sunday and if you work past midnight on Fridays, day goes by fast when there's a lot of work to do, you get to meet a lot of different people, a lot of overtime when it's busy in the spring and fall
ConsCold weather, expensive insurance, weak managment, low raises, low chances for promotion
2.0
Sales Associate | Youngstown, OH | Jun 13, 2020
Varies Location to Location
I worked for about 2 months at the Menards in Florence, KY. There, my manager was very good. She was a strong leader, worked with me, was inclusive, and kept mine and my coworker's list of tasks reasonable but fulfilling and productive. I loved working there, HR there was fantastic, and everyone worked smoothly and our store was successful and a well oiled machine despite it being a brand new store. On the other hand, I worked at the Menards in Warren, OH and it was the absolute opposite. I felt no sense of teamwork there and although it was slightly more busy, everything felt like it was being held together by duct tape and blind luck. The management was atrocious. My manager in hardware blatantly ignored my availability and when i went to HR, they immediately assumed the issue was my fault and was passive aggressive/condescending to me, not to mention when he "fixed" my schedule, he slapped me with an 9 hr shift which-due to health reasons-is dangerous for me to work and that should have been on file (though considering me telling them my availability wasn't on file, i doubt that was there either). After jumping through all their hoops to put in a signed sheet for my availability change form (and working 2 more weeks of shifts OUTSIDE of my availability) for a week i was scheduled within my availability then RIGHT AFTER that, my schedule went back to being outside my availability. To rub salt in the wound, I had taken about a week off of work because i had been running
ProsDecent pay, coworkers are pretty alright most of the time. if you work 5+ hrs you get a paid 15 min break.
Consmanagement is awful, closing regimen is atrocious, HR is cruel, always feels like the store is overwhelmed, Constant freight that comes in at all hours of the day, Almost guaranteed if you're scheduled close you'll be staying late
1.0
Courtesy Patrol | Mentor, OH | Jul 17, 2020
Management sucked. So did the job.
I worked as "Courtesy Patrol" which is just a glorified name for Cart pusher. But We (courtesy patrol) did way more than push carts. For the whole giant store we had to keep up with carts, specialty carts (flat bed, rail carts), and mobility scooters, and help people load things into their car, help them find something in the store, or whatever the management asked us to do and we were expected to drop whatever we were already doing when management called on the radio. That's not the bad part. The Managers where just rude and didn't communicate between departments. One of the managers would grab my thigh, shoulders and squeeze while giving me compliments. I am not sure if it was predatorial or just something she was used to doing? The Employee Turn over rate ESPECIALLY in Courtesy patrol is so high for a reason. It's already not a glamorous position in anyway, doesn't help your wearing a neon yellow vest, you do literal grunt work while being understaffed. on the weekends we would be lucky if we had two courtesy patrol members scheduled. We'd be yelled at if the front didn't have enough carts WHILE we were bringing carts to the front, one person can only move a huge line of carts so fast. And if we replied "we're bringing them upfront" we'd get yelled at for not being pleasant on the radio. We'd be helping a customer, I am sorry a GUEST, load their car and we would being called on the radio to come help, We'd reply on the radio that we would be there after we were done helpin
ProsExercise.
ConsEverything, Management, Strict Timed breaks.
1.0
Delivery Coordinator | Appleton, WI | Dec 29, 2016
a very clicky high school feel to it some Menards may be good but you don't know until you try the individual store
The management team will love you if they like you. Unfortunately this is becoming a more and more common thing these days. It seems like they Play favorites. The store I work at allows a employee to sit in on the Monday manager meetings because he has been there a long time. How is this not fraternizing with management? This same said employee is allowed to write lists tell people how and what to do. In fact if you upset said employee you would find yourself in a sit down with The General Manager and Hr. When i first started they were having problems with someone in my department. They transferred him to another part of the store. So someone had to pick up his hours. I was new and excited wanted to help so my schedule was changing a lot. When i say a lot i mean almost daily to cover for this guy. One morning i was at home doing in home training (yes i really wanted to go all the way with menards, ) I was looking at my schedule for later in the week and seen that my schedule had been changed from noon that particular day to 9 am without any notice given to me I arrived to work at 10 am punched in and got written up 5 points!! when you work at menards if you are sick you can literally punch in tell them you are sick punch out leave and nothing happens. I got punched in the stomach so to speak by going out of my way to try to help this ridiculous Gm staff. The HR gets rides from employees borrows the Gms personal vehicles they are a very close knit group. One cannot expect t
Prosif you are a good worker they will allow you to work a lot of hours at least in my situation, Payroll deduction with your badge comes in handy
ConsWages are not great, lunch is a half hour maybe 15-20 minutes, by the time you punch out and punch back in so your not late. Management does what they want
1.0
Sales | Carpentersville, IL | Nov 20, 2014
Never worked for such a disorganized company and a hostile work enivronment in my life!
This job is the typical dead end job unless your in corporate. They use IPS and just enough benefits to lure unsuspecting people in, but it doesn't make up for the lack of pay and perks, no work/life balance, and the harassment you have to put up with daily there from rude customers and clueless co-workers/bosses. All their money and benefits isn't worth your time and sanity to stay here in the long run. Management is a joke and most are unqualified for the position. Alot of managers are lazy, liars, lack ethics & professionalism, play favoritism, micromanage, clueless on how to run a business, and don't appreciate & are disrespectable to employees. Few managers have anything positive to say or acknowledgement for things done right, always point out what's wrong using negative reinforcement. Some managers and co-workers are cool though and plotting there way out for something better. There is no accentive to move into management and the contracts managers have to sign are ridiciulous and even break labor laws. In general, management has no life since they work 55+ hrs every week, fined for every petty incident, must relocate stores constantly to move up, and follow ridiculous policies & procedures from the corporate, no thanks! High turnover due to workers being burnt out/overworked, stressed out, and/or no job security from there write up happy policies & procedures for petty things. Corporate runs this place based on fear from them from there crazy policy and procedures whi
Prosips, weekend pay increase, holiday gifts, some co-workers
Consincompetant management, "big brother" corporation, low pay, benefits, job training non-existant, poor scheduling system, no work/life balance, impossible goals in unrealistic timelines, rude customers, leads to high stress and low self esteem
1.0
Stocker | Ottumwa, IA | Apr 6, 2013
Worst Place Ever
Start off the day at 5am. Put away freight if there is any. Sometimes there is none at all so you attempt to look busy until they get something which could be later in the day when you are getting ready to clock out. Only one forklift in this whole place to tend to all the departments and guests. They are to cheap to get another forklift evidently so it makes it hard to get anything done however it usually is blamed on me the morning stocker as to why something was not done. They play favorites here in this store,there was two managers who put in word for me to become a sales person whoever that was several months ago and nothing more has been said or even attempted to remind the hr lady about this posistion. The hr lady won't promote you to anything unless you are her friend on Facebook or booze buddy who partys with you then you get treated like a king but anyone else forget it. There is too many people at this place wanting to play "boss man" and take breaks with the "managers" for half hour but yet the people that do this in my department are not "managers" or even "assistant managers" but yet they evidently get the privelege of carrying around the radio and phone and telling me what to do on a daily basis. Must be nice. I am actively searching for another job at this time because they pay sucks, the hours suck, too many lazy people who like to flaunt their weight around and act bossy and do absolutely nothing but stand around and talk to the person down in electrical all
Proseasy job sometimes.
Conswanna be bosses, people who aren't managers telling you what needs to be done and how to do it, people talking down to you like you are not smart.
1.0
Laborer | Eau Claire, WI | Jan 11, 2015
Its a job!
First off, working in the warehouse versus the retail store are two very different places. I worked in the warehouse. Looking at the reviews most of the highest rated reviews were located at the retail locations. with that said... If you don't mind doing some manual labor and being pushed around, as well as not having a balance work life this is perfect for you. I have found that individuals who likes to have direction and not do too much thinking, or simple repetitive work this is a good place for you. If you are a minority, advancement will be painfully slow or you won't advance as fast as your caucasian counterparts. And for a more in depth review see below: There is very little in work life balance. They don't value personal time and work hours can change consistently, usually mandatory overtime. Compensation and benefits are not great. All my managers and supervisors did not pay into the health insurance plans. You don't have much vacation time. There is job security but advancement is a joke. I hold a degree in manufacturing yet I was offered a laborer position. After learning all the roles of the department, only crew member to accomplish that, was offered a "lead position" after ONE year! I trained all new employees and manager-trainees. Maybe if I was a caucasian male I would have been offered a lead position on the spot, or even a supervisor position. Profit Sharing day was degrading, more on that later, which showed no minorities as managers, an
Prosstable job, if you like repetitive jobs, if you like direct without have to think much
Consshort breaks, work performance review, unsupportive of minority advancement, culture is degrading, fear of management, mandatory overtime, work/life balance, little vacation time
3.0
Sales Associate | Hammond, IN | Jun 19, 2021
No training, overall, meh work experience.
Don't get me wrong, the pay (around 13 right now) is good, but they threw me in with pretty much zero training. In this department I'm supposed to be a stocker, putting items on shelves, restocking things, checking stocks, and pulling things if I have to, but instead I'm both a stocker and a sales representative. My issue with this is that I first of all didn't apply for stocker, I actually applied to be a cashier but since I don't turn 18 until next month, I'm not able to, so instead HR put me in stocking. This upset me, but it's whatever, rules are rules and if that's the rule I can't be too upset, so I said "Alright guess I'll be a stocker then." I was told I'd be a stocker. I wasn't told I'd be doing a sale's rep's job and creating kitchen/bathroom/etc. layouts for customers. The paper which showed my position said STOCKER, not STOCKER/SALES REP. When they "taught" me the programs I'd be using, they only ran through the basics, like how to click on things and make other things appear, nothing about how far these things should be apart, how distant the windows should be, do I have to do this, can the customer tell me no, and if so for what are they allowed to, and etc. They're pretty basic questions, but the fact I have to ask these questions just feels wrong. Your employees should be trained, not just thrown out on the floor and expected to know everything just because that's the department they work in. It's highly irritating too that my manager (or HR), consistently
ProsLaid back environment, good pay
ConsPoor scheduling, bad managers, little to no training provide (bad especially if they expect you to work with design programs).
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Sales | Carpentersville, IL | Nov 17, 2014
Never worked for such a disorganized company and a hostile work enivronment in my life!
This job is the typical dead end job unless your in corporate. They use IPS and just enough benefits to lure unsuspecting people in, but it doesn't make up for the lack of pay and perks, no work/life balance, and the harassment you have to put up with daily there from rude customers and clueless co-workers/bosses. All their money and benefits isn't worth your time and sanity to stay here in the long run. Managers are a joke and most are unqualified for the position. Alot of managers are lazy, liars, lack ethics & professionalism, play favoritism, micromanage, clueless on how to run a business, and don't appreciate & are disrespectable to employees. Few managers have anything positive to say or acknowledgement for things done right, always point out what's wrong using negative reinforcement. Some managers and co-workers are cool though and plotting there way out for something better. There is no accentive to move into management and the contracts managers have to sign are ridiciulous and even break labor laws. In general, management has no life since they work 55+ hrs every week, fined for every petty incident, must relocate stores constantly to move up, and follow ridiculous policies & procedures from the corporate, no thanks! High turnover due to workers being burnt out/overworked, stressed out, and/or no job security from there write up happy policies & procedures for petty things. Corporate runs this place based on fear from them from there crazy policy and procedures whic
ProsIPS, weekend pay increase, holiday gifts, some co-workers
Consterrible management, "big brother" corporation, low pay, benefits, job training non-existant, poor scheduling system, working 8-10 days straight w/o a day off, no work/life balance, rude customers

Questions And Answers about Menards

What is the best part of working at Menards?
Asked Oct 26, 2019
The employees are also so nice and friendly
Answered May 22, 2022
Atmosphere and leadership
Answered May 21, 2022
What would you suggest Menards management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 16, 2017
Stop cutting hours on front end when we were one of the only departments to make payroll. Give breaks on time, train more people for service desk so the few that do work up there don't get burnt out. Stop talking to employees like they are children. Also be more respectful to your carryouts, as they are trying to get carts in, help customers, do propane exchanges, take big returns and taking red and blue carts back.
Answered Mar 21, 2022
Create a more positive and uplifting environment. Employees are more willing to try harder and do well when they feel appreciated and are told what they are doing well. Instead of just saying you are doing this badly and don’t do this, instead show them how to do better. Have less attitude with employees and guests.
Answered Sep 15, 2021
What is a typical day like for you at Menards?
Asked Mar 13, 2020
Constantly pushing carts or attending to other jobs upper management wanted us to do
Answered May 14, 2022
Helping guest, stocking, making sales.
Answered Jan 14, 2021
How flexible are your working hours at Menards?
Asked Mar 13, 2020
Very flexible hours, will usually grant requests off if you submit them in time as the schedule is done 3 weeks in advance. Will work with you if you need to switch a day with another employee.
Answered Mar 21, 2022
They work with you on your hours, but certain positions you will have a set schedule
Answered Jan 14, 2021
How are the working hours at Menards?
Asked Jun 20, 2016
If you are part time they will schedule you up to 40 hours but not more so they don’t have to pay benefits. If you are full time you are expected to work a minimum of 50 hours no matter what department you are in. Managers work 60-70 hours per week. No work life balance at all.
Answered Jul 31, 2020
I had to get a Dr letter for them to adjust my working hours. No communication and very little empathy. I also feel they should have better starting pay. It's ok for part-time.
Answered Jul 6, 2020