Overall Reviews at Menards
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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