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Updated Sep 28, 2023

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Found 3,011 of over 3K reviews
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  • "Great people to work with and can get some really good items at the sale they have for the employees.(in 224 reviews)
  • "You learn a lot about hardware The coworkers are great(in 110 reviews)
  • "no third shift and flexible hours(in 101 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and ability to earn incentive(in 66 reviews)
  • "The work environment is great and it is truly like 'Going to your neighbor.'(in 61 reviews)
  • "Due to the low pay and lack of opportunities company has extremely high turnover and brain drain.(in 259 reviews)
  • "Poor Management engagement with employees(in 115 reviews)
  • "The current manager expects employees to teach themselves how to mix paint and fuel/start Stihl equipment.(in 56 reviews)
  • "there were no trainings provided(in 23 reviews)
  • "No raise after four years of employment!(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 24, 2023
      Senior Floor Leader
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Melbourne, FL
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Great job during High School.


      Have to be willing to work hard and talk to strangers.

      1. 5.0
        Sep 4, 2023
        Former Employee
        Mesquite, NV
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Community-Oriented: Ace Hardware stores are often locally owned and operated, making them integral parts of the community. This can make the work feel more meaningful. Varied Tasks: From customer service to inventory management, you'll likely get to do a bit of everything, which can make your days more interesting. Skill Development: You can learn a lot about hardware, home improvement, and general DIY skills, which are practical life skills to have. Employee Discounts: Often, employees get discounts on store merchandise, which can be quite beneficial. Team Environment: Smaller store sizes typically lead to a closer-knit team, making the work environment more enjoyable for some.


        Pay Scale: The pay is often entry-level and may not be as competitive as some other retail or specialized positions. Physically Demanding: Stocking shelves, lifting heavy items, and being on your feet all day can be physically taxing. Customer Service Challenges: As with any retail job, you'll likely have to deal with difficult customers from time to time. Limited Benefits: Part-time workers especially may find the benefits package to be lacking compared to other job opportunities. Repetitive Tasks: While the work is varied, it can become monotonous over time - especially tasks like inventory management, stocking, and cleaning. Weekend and Holiday Hours: Being a retail job, working weekends, holidays, and possibly evenings is often required, which may not be ideal for everyone.

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      Ace Hardware Reviews FAQs

      Ace Hardware has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 3,153 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Ace Hardware to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Ace Hardware employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Ace Hardware. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

      67% of Ace Hardware employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ace Hardware 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Ace Hardware to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be work life balance, management, compensation.

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