Ace Hardware Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    Replenishment Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ace Hardware in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I initially met the Ace team at our career fair on our campus back in August. Both representatives were extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. After talking with them for a few minutes they asked if I would be willing to do an interview the following morning. After that interview I was told I would hear back with the next steps in the process shortly. About a week later I was invited to their Oak Brook campus and had two interviews with 2 members of their replenishment team. Great overall experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most stressful situation you have ever encountered?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Inventory Accountant/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Brief phone interview mainly discussed how I handle inventory process reporting. Also the Sap competencies I have attained including reports and transaction code proficiencies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Material Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rocklin, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rocklin, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ace Hardware in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Got a call back, then interviewed with a supervisor and manager from hr.

    Negotiation Details
    None, if you take the job it's a set wage for all new hires.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager of Consumer Insights Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Ace Hardware in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within a couple of weeks I had an interview set up with HR. After that interview, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. When I arrived, HR met with me first, asked me a couple of questions and even told me she does this to help calm any nerves that a candidate might have before they actually meet with the hiring manager. She then shared some background about the hiring manager which might be useful for the interview. Then I met with the hiring manager and we talked for around 1.5 hours (much longer than I had expected, which led me to believe that the interview went very well). I will say that the hiring manager actually talked more than I did ... which later on I feel was a detriment for me. I was told this job was only set up for two interviews (unlike a prior 3-interview process for a different position). After a bit, I checked back in with HR and was told they were pursuing a different candidate.

    I really loved the corporate culture that I experienced during this interview process. I was made to feel welcome and not just 'another candidate'. I would reapply for an open position I'm qualified for in a heart beat.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how your background (mostly CPG) fits with the type of position requirements that are needed here.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Replenishment Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Application Details

    interviewed at Ace Hardware in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact at career fair. Sent a follow up e-mail but didn't receive an email back for an interview for about a month. Interview was fair. It was about two hours with two groups of two people.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had an idea to change a process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Not that great. i wish it could have gone better but I guess I didn't have what they wanted. It's a shame but I wish it was managed better as well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Inventory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Ace Hardware in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I knew someone who worked at the store, so I got an interview on the spot when I turned in my application. They just asked about my previous experience and why I wanted to work there. Nothing to difficult.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I told them what I wanted and they told me the most they could give me. It wasn't what I wanted, but it wasn't too far off.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oceanside, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oceanside, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ace Hardware in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Walked in completed application to store owner; was in for personal interview about 2 weeks later- interview consisted basically of few specific questions regarding my work in sales and if I had any specific hardware knowledge and the like. 20 minutes duration.

    Negotiation Details
    was able to start at pay just slghtly above min. wage
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Willow Street, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Willow Street, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Ace Hardware in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed and was hired

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Was told that there would be reviews and raises but there isn't
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Ace Hardware in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Asked me to describe myself in 3 words. Asked me about my education and what I enjoy.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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