Ace Hardware
3.5 of 5 183 reviews
www.acehardware.com Oak Brook, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Positive, it is what you make it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Ace Hardware

ProsStrong 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)

ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementThis 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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A decent place to work if you don't mind lots of motivational posters all over the place

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Oak Brook, IL

I have been working at Ace Hardware


Pros: Lots of time off, ability to work from home when needed, not held very… Cons: Tough to get promotions, company is shrinking @ 150+ stores per year- you can see… Advice to Senior Management: Be more proactive around business decisions, invest in new technology… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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

Cashier (Former Employee)
Roy, UT

I worked at Ace Hardware


Pros: The co-workers are friendly and you learn alot. There is usually… Cons: You are paid minimum wage. The shifts change all the time (we need a set schedule). There have been… Advice to Senior 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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