Chicago Tribune names Ace Hardware one of the Top Workplaces of 2016

Employee feedback ranks Ace Hardware among top companies to work for in Chicagoland.

November 11, 2016 // // Oak Brook, Ill. - Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Top Workplace” in the Chicago Tribune’s prestigious Top Workplaces report. Released today, the 2016 report ranks Ace Hardware among top companies to work for in Chicagoland.

Top Workplace rankings are based exclusively on feedback from a survey that polled nearly 850 team members based at Ace Hardware’s worldwide headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The Top Workplaces survey is conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The survey grades employers based on three critically important elements within an organization: employee engagement, organizational health and overall satisfaction. The survey uncovers levels of employee satisfaction across numerous areas, including pay and benefits, company direction and manager relationships.

Surveyed team members at Ace Hardware graded the corporation especially high across all areas of satisfaction, including organizational health and employee engagement. Specifically, Ace team members rated the connection they feel with their employer 13% above the industry average, meaning respondents feel appreciated, well-informed and enabled to work at their full potential. In addition, Ace Hardware scored 22% above the industry average as it relates to employee perception of their company operating ethically and in alignment with its core values.

“Ace Hardware is proud, humbled and honored to be recognized as a best place to work,” said Kane Calamari, Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Organizational Development, Ace Hardware Corporation. “It is exceptionally meaningful to know that we earned our ranking based on direct feedback from Ace team members who feel fulfilled, engaged and positively challenged in their roles within the organization.”

For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and Workplace Dynamics, please visit and For information about Ace Hardware or employment at Ace’s corporate headquarters, please visit

About Ace Hardware

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,900 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit

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