Ace Hardware Corporation is an American hardware retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. It is the world’s largest hardware retail cooperative, and the largest non-grocery American retail cooperative
I worked for them one day.! And I quit! I am deaf in one ear, they make you wear earphones in the other ear and answer the busy phones at the same time as waiting on heavy volume of customers. If you are deaf in one ear, how can you answer a phone with the other ear while people are talking into an earpiece that is stuck in your ear? It is impossible. While working with customers, answering phones and listening for the earpiece, you also must greet every customer that walks through the door, while learning an incredibly complicated register system with many codes attached, while making popcorn and tearing down the popcorn machine which is very heavy, and you are sweeping and cleaning bathrooms, while setting signs out in front of store! Are they kidding?? For $10 an hour? They needed 5 people to do one person's job. The manager was mean when I went to get my check, and he said "NO one stays here long, they don't want to work." ! Is he kidding? The employees were very nice to me, young kids, but that job was a joke. I have been in the workforce over 50 years, and have never encountered a worse place to work. He sets you up for a fall the very first day.
Excellent communications with employees, very flexible work schedules, fun and interesting place to work, many daily challenges and customers to assist with different projects.
The ADT Corporation is an American corporation that provides residential and small business electronic security, fire protection and other related alarm monitoring services in 35 countries.
No obvious bias against older workers, yet no affirmative efforts to recruit or retain them.
ADT has demonstrated a history and practice of eliminating positions held by experienced, tenured(more expensive) individuals. In 2014 75% of those positions eliminated were held by individuals age 50+. No obvious bias against older workers, yet no affirmative efforts to recruit or retain them.
Denotes a Certified Age Friendly Employer
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