Working at Menards: Company Overview and Reviews

Menards
Menards
3.5
6784 reviews
Menards Ratings
3.5
Average rating of 6784 reviews on Indeed
3.2Work-Life Balance
3.1Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
3.2Management
3.3Culture
Headquarter
Eau Claire, WI
Employee
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Retail

Popular jobs at Menards

 Average SalarySalary Range
Stocker
352 Salaries reported
$11.08
per hour
$7.25-$16.65
Cashier
302 Salaries reported
$11.04
per hour
$7.25-$16.60
Sales Associate
170 Salaries reported
$11.44
per hour
$7.25-$17.20
Management Trainee
62 Salaries reported
$13.03
per hour
$7.25-$19.55
Team Member
130 Salaries reported
$11.53
per hour
$7.25-$17.30
Salary Satisfaction
62%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 4268 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Overall Reviews at Menards

2.0
Management Trainee | Rochester, MN | Nov 28, 2019
A few managers that care, but others don't care
I was hired as a manager trainee and started learning the job as a cashier. Like almost any job, the cashier position has both plus and minus attributes. I was expecting full time work, so that I could absorb a fair amount of knowledge. I found myself working somewhat less than twenty hours because there was no one to oversee my training, or the customer volume was reduced, and the newest person is often the first person sent home. I was not learning very much, so they brought in two people that I had never seen before. They spent five to ten minutes each on my evaluation, which turned out to be negative and I was no longer a cashier. I then went to the customer service desk and began restocking items that had been returned by customers. I actually enjoyed that because I learned a lot about products, locations AND customers. Things to watch out for? Bonuses are often given out as rebate slips and have usage limitations. I wanted to buy a refrigerator and could not use my employee discount OR my rebate certificate. The rebate expired and the employee discount had very small limits. My store was Rochester (Minnesota) South. While they have some good managers, they have a few that discriminate and should be supervising. They have a high turnover rate and the scheduler kept reducing my hours, which became detrimental to my job and effectiveness. Besides, unless they like you, the training is very poor.
ProsWhat are pros?
ConsI took no breaks because the head scheduler always lied and said that you overstayed your break.
4.0
Guest Service Agent | Waterloo, IA | Mar 9, 2020
Great place, some drama
Great place, great people, some drama. Lots of repetitive work. Your opinion is somewhat considered most of the time. Managment could be better, as with anywhere.
3.0
Kitchen Designer | Appleton, WI | Jan 6, 2020
They will promise more pay, but when the time comes they deny you
After you are promised experience pay, because you have 25+ years, they in turn will tell you either they never said that or corporate said no. Their department managers should actually be trained in their fields instead of being bounced around from department to department and not knowing the product.
4.0
Customer Service Representative | West Saint Paul, MN | Oct 28, 2019
Answer customer questions. Take paint orders and mix paint.
A typical day at work would be greeting and answering customer questions about products and location of products and taking their paint orders and mixing it.
ProsFlexible schedule. Store discount
ConsLow pay. Takes a long time to move up. Unlikeable managers.
4.0
Front End Associate | Fremont, NE | Oct 10, 2019
Productive place to work with great bonuses.
Menards puts the guests first to ensure that they are happy with what they are getting. Management assists that this does happen as much as they can whether it be making prices lower or helping with questions that the guests have.
ProsGreat bonuses
ConsShort breaks
2.0
Stocker | Williston, ND | Feb 8, 2020
I wouldnt reccomend working there
I had a experience of seeing many supervisors as well as staff come and go. An indication there is something wrong.I tried many times talking with supervisors to change things but to no avail.
3.0
Department Head | Marion, OH | Jan 10, 2020
I would recommend working at Menards. If you want to advance I feel there are ample opportunities.
Overall, it's a good place to work. Your job descriptions are very clear, so if you do your job, you'll get along fine. The compensation is fair when you factor in the $3.00 additional pay for working on Sat and Sundays. The department manager positions don't allow for a great work/home life balance unfortunately. Still, overall... you feel valued working there. I have been there for 4 years
2.0
Shipping and Receiving Clerk | Oakdale, MN | Dec 26, 2019
Terrible place to work
Lazy management, horrible customer service, no employee respect and favoritism throughout the whole company. I wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy to work at for Menards.
4.0
Delivery Coordinator | Michigan | Oct 21, 2019
I enjoyed the company of my coworkers.
It's good hard work. A place that you can have fun while you work, and also feel a sense of accomplishment. There is room to move up, and help to get there.
5.0
Forklift Operator | Glendale Heights, IL | Jun 19, 2018
Relaxed fun place
Menards in my opinion is a great place to work its a family vibe great management is great the discounts is amazing and the pay is also a plus one your actually paid what your worth when it comes to the type of job that you do
ProsDiscounts, Flexible Scheduling, Great management
ConsN/A

Questions And Answers about Menards

What would you suggest Menards management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar 16, 2017
Stop being a bully! Your employees will never respect you when you just sit in your air conditioned office having your clique management member parties and only coming out to yell put downs!
Answered Mar 23, 2020
Listen to what their concerns are! Include them in decision making. Compliment hard work and accomplishments.
Answered Mar 10, 2020
How are the working hours at Menards?
Asked Jun 20, 2016
Depends how they schedule. Busy summer days can be nearly 12 hrs, but if they bring in a 3rd shift, you'll work 7.5. Slow winter days, get laid off.
Answered Mar 23, 2020
Will menards work around my schedule on disability and can not work more than 25 hrs. per week
Answered May 14, 2019
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Menards? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Jun 20, 2016
You'll never get in the official way. Only way in is through the temp agencies. Fulfill their contract hours, takes about 3 to 4 months to get hired on, that's if though if they don't fire you first.
Answered Mar 23, 2020
Applied on a Friday called for an interview on Monday
Answered Jun 10, 2019
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Menards?
Asked Aug 1, 2016
Waste of time. You can't get in that way. They prefer to use temp agencies so they can fire people quickly and not pay out benefits.
Answered Mar 23, 2020
Be your self, be on time and follow the manager advice.
Answered Jan 28, 2019
What is the interview process like at Menards?
Asked Sep 2, 2016
Long. to much praise on menards on all the good.
Answered May 30, 2019
Easy and be upfront what you want to do because it’s kinda hard to move up. Don’t just go and get put on something. Learn and study that job you want
Answered Jan 28, 2019