Upon login I have a menu with options and underneath it another menu ("what to do with those")
What will be the best practice in this scenario to display this menu and buttons from a UI perspective? or how should I change it to look better?
I'll field the "location" question. Research by Kingsburg (summarized), suggests you get the best user performance and user satisfaction if the first (top-level) menu is on the left, the second menu is on the top, rather than the other way around, or both being on top. I'd think the results would apply to cases like yours when the second menu is a filter.