Ace Hardware Named a 2019 Top Workplace by The Chicago Tribune

Ace Hardware is pleased to announce it has been named a 2019 Top Workplaces award recipient by The Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplace designation is based solely on employee feedback gathered from Ace Hardware team members through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.


“We are proud to again be ranked as a top 10 employer on the 2019 Top Workplaces list for the third consecutive year,” said Kane Calamari, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Ace Hardware Corporation. “This incredible recognition is so meaningful because it is based on feedback from our Ace team members who feel fulfilled, engaged and positively challenged in their roles within the organization.”

Ace Hardware team members again graded the company particularly well in overall satisfaction, employee engagement and organizational health. Specifically, Ace scored above the retail industry average for employee sentiment in terms of company values, leadership transparency, and managerial support.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

For information about Ace Hardware or employment at Ace’s corporate headquarters, please visit acehardware.com.

About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.

About Energage, LLCHeadquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

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