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Very poor managers

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Keller, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Keller, TX

I have been working at Ace Hardware

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

Pros

The owners were nice. Liked helping customers

Cons

No training
Poor management
No work family balance
Long shifts

Advice to Management

Look at your management not your employees as to your bottom line.

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  1. 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!


  2. 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.


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