Home Hardware Stores

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Home Hardware Stores Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
12 Reviews
3.5
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    ok, not exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor, Cashier in Keswick, IA
    Former Employee - Floor, Cashier in Keswick, IA

    I worked at Home Hardware Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy, not stressful, easy to get hired

    Cons

    boring, not exciting, not fufilling

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Hardware Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    knowledgeable store owner, helped teach me about running the store

    Cons

    wages weren't great
    knowledge could have been transferred better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great first Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Stock Boy in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Full Time Stock Boy in Troy, MI

    I worked at Home Hardware Stores

    Pros

    Its a job to pay you cell phone bills throughout high school. No career advancement possible. Pay rate increases were terrible and they no longer give bonuses. Could take long weekends when able to switch with other employees.

    Cons

    Long hours, clothing smells like fertilizer. Not good for your health because they do not provide masks. Harsh lawn chemicals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow for advancement throughout the company. Higher a store manager that knows how to interact with the employees. Show some compassion and willingness to teach the younger generation. Come out on the floor and help sell instead of staying inside a cubicle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Strathmore, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Strathmore, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Hardware Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family orientated, good people to work for.

    Cons

    no real room for advancement, or pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great coworkers although the work itself is a little dry.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home Hardware Stores

    Pros

    I was able to have good work hours and learn basic skills needed for sales and cash. The customers are usually pleasant and the people at work are very encouraging and helpful in regards to any issues.

    Cons

    Boring work, very repetitive, nothing else to say here other than some co-workers seemed to be favoured by the managers more than others.

  7.  

    Great hardware store to build up your customer service skills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Hardware Stores part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coming to this store from Canadian Tire was a drastic change. The times you've been in to a Home Hardware you may have noticed that the employees always seem to be friendly and pretty helpful. That's because Home Hardware takes pride in actually training their staff mainly on the customer service side of things. At other stores I've worked at all the company taught us about was how to put stock away, find items, and safety rules. They only briefly mentioned customer service.

    My customer service skills and social skills have improved a whole lot just from working at this store and I would recommend that anyone looking for a job on the retail side suggest aplying to Home Hardwar

    Cons

    The store can be a bit pricier than other big box stores like Rona, Home Depot, or Canadian Tire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A regular retail job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Home Hardware Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Relaxing job for upper management
    Associates are expected to solve problems that should be done by managers.

    Cons

    - Low pay
    The salary is low even for retail and does not scale much.

    - Irregular hours
    Hard to get hours. Hard to change your schedule.

    - Depending on position may require heavy lifting
    Workers expected to lift many heavy concrete and salt bags. Do not get any extra compensation for this compared to cashiers job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Help workers on the floor instead of relaxing in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good People to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Essex, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Essex, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Hardware Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its retail so limited money at first, only management do well

    Cons

    Depends on which store you work for, they are all independently owned by a local dealer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its an alright place to put in time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Wetaskiwin, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Wetaskiwin, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Hardware Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people are easy to get along with. They try to place you in an area of the warehouse that you are comfortable with. There is a cafeteria on site with reasonable prices.

    Cons

    The wage is the same for everyone , no matter what job you do, or how long you've been there from two to thirty years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure the people you hire understand English, It's pretty hard to work with someone that doesn't have a clue what your trying to tell them . This could become a safety issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very customer oriented

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwich, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Norwich, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Hardware Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We are an independently owned store in a small town, so I am hands on with all aspects of the business; orders, customer service, housekeeping, cashier, section arrangement. Home hardware has available different seminars to train staff on things like plumbing and paint.

    Cons

    As we are not corporately owned, prices can fluctuate from store to store which doesn't create a sense of consistency among customers. Once someone buys into a home hardware (purchases a store) are there any training tools for them? Cost to keep up with corporate signage are high leaving old signage in smaller stores, also creating an inconsistent image to customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make upgrades less expensive! Have more communication with the owners and managers running the businesses

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