Menards is by far the absolute worst company to work for handsdown. I worked in the DC for almost 3 years part time while attending college and the only reason i put up with it was to pay my bills I have seen at least a 50-100 people come and go in my 3 years in a department that has about a hundred people working in iton a given day so there turnover has got to be among the worst. I would not suggest this place to anyone and I can give you many reasons why.
Where should I start... management are uneducated individuals that can be be easily controlled or manipulated because of there lack of knowledge of anything they will do whatever the people above them tell them to do no questions asked even if they know it is wrong.
Dont't ever have car problems or get in an accident or anything on your way to work if your more then 5 minutes late its a written warning they accept no excuses or valid reason why your late they will just tell you rules are rules.
You have to clock out to use the restroom! Apparently bathroom breaks are unacceptable at menards your there to work not to ***
They don't understand the concept of part-time employees. They force part-time employees to work 40 hours a week during the summer unless the show proof that they are taking summer classes. Which I dont think that legally can do seeing as how they are part-time employees and not every part-time employee is a student. Plus my school schedule is none of their business and I have already told them the hours I have committed to them and put my signature next to managements signature saying what hours I can work. So obviously they are accepting my commitment, but then they go and force you to work more then your scheduled for, and please don't say that I am lazy complaining about working because I purposely planned my hours around my school schedule and get mad not cause I have to work harder its because I have other places I needed to be. I was a part-time menards employee and and full-time student not the other way around. Your forced to work three out of four friday night and then saturday mornings every month so forget about having any weekends off or having a social life.
They really don't understand the concept of part-time they just see it as someone they pay less to do the same job so they will just force them to do whatever. They change your schedule the day before after you already left for the day without letting you know and then when you go to leave they won't let you leave cause your schedules been changed to make you stay longer. This happens especially on friday nights after you leave. So don't ever make plans ahead of time for your weekend. They will have a person from management stand at the door making sure no one leaves on saturdays even if it is your scheduled time to leave they just assume that no one has a life outside of menards. Does management really have nothing better to do then stand at the door? We can't leave but they have nothing better to then stand guard at the door.
There apparently no excused absenses there either although they say there is... for example: A supervisor got food poisoning and his throat swelled up to the point where he could barely breath and spent the day in the hospitol and had all the paperwork to prove it. Menards gave him a written warning took one of his vacation days away and made him make up that day! Oh and a relatives funeral is not a valid excuse either so tell your grandparents not to die cause you work at menards and wont be able to make the funeral.
I honestly could keep going but I think i have proven my point there is some serious problems at Menards that need to be fixed but won't be as long as management continues to see there bonuses