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Positive, it is what you make it

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Ace Hardware

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Strong name recognition, quite competent store level employees, carries hard to find items overlooked by the big boxes, with good ownership - integrates itself into a community, great customers mostly as well as great co-workers. (Depends upon the store)

Cons

Long hours, no real chance to advance beyond a store manager unless you buy yourself a store. Some inconsistencies which comes from independent ownerships. Some of the products selected by corporate aren't necessarily chosen for the 'right' reasons. A level of disconnect from Oak Brook mind think and the store mind think.

Advice to Management

This is directed to those who reside in Oak Brook. You have a world class name and organization but it needs to be kept flexible while remaining true to the core of what made ACE. There is a great resource of people in the stores who you need to start tapping from and getting them in corporate. If you do nothing else do this if you want to keep the company strong in the future. Otherwise the company will falter and perhaps fail. Once you set your minds more in level with the stores minds you will see dividends as never before!

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  1. A decent place to work if you don't mind lots of motivational posters all over the place

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    Current Employee - Category Management Specialist in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Category Management Specialist in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at Ace Hardware

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of time off, ability to work from home when needed, not held very accountable for much. Awesome if you are lazy and don't mind being a bit underpaid.

    Cons

    Tough to get promotions, company is shrinking @ 150+ stores per year- you can see the writing on the wall, Ace Hardware won't be a vialble company in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive around business decisions, invest in new technology and training.


  2. The face of family, will kick you in the but.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Roy, UT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Roy, UT

    I worked at Ace Hardware

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The co-workers are friendly and you learn alot. There is usually popcorn to eat. The employee discount is pretty good (cost + 10%).

    Cons

    You are paid minimum wage. The shifts change all the time (we need a set schedule). There have been no raises in the past 3 years! Un-paid trainings are now required. We need new raidos and new safe step-ladders.

    Advice to Management

    Play it smart when bringing in merchandise. There is a good reason this ACE is going out of business. The office manager rubs everyone the wrong way. The owner doesn't know how to run a busines or put money where it is most useful. Buy new radios. Buy new step-ladders because the current short ones are unsafe! Listen to what your associates are telling you.


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