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Working at Zoro

Life is better when you can have fun at work.

Job. Toil. Daily grind. Rat race. Slog. Hamster wheel. Punch the clock. That’s how some people describe a “normal” work day. Who wants that daily routine? Not us!

At Zoro, Our “Normal” Is a Little Different.

On a “normal” Zoro day, you might:

  • icon1  use emojis more than your desk phone
  • icon2  sit on a yoga ball instead of a desk chair (if that’s your thing)
  • icon3  dodge the occasional co-worker on a scooter or roller skates
  • icon4  get pulled into a lunchtime ping-pong or badminton battle
  • icon5  have a spontaneous chat with the president
  • icon6  work on 5 different projects, with 5 different departments

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Work Culture

Our values were developed company-wide and are lived-out in every new initiative, meeting, and task.

At Zoro, we …

Win & Lose Together

(We prefer winning!)
We celebrate our accomplishments and learn from our failures.

Are Transparent

We are open, honest, and candid with each other.

Take Ownership

We all are empowered and accountable to take risks and find a better way.

Aspire to Be Customer-Obsessed

Our customers are everything to us.

Awards and Recognition

Of course we know Zoro is a great place to work. Now there’s proof!

Chicago Tribune Top Workplace

The Tribune’s annual awards for the 100 best places to work in Chicagoland, based upon employee surveys.

Read the full story and watch the video

Best in Biz Awards - Silver

Most Customer-Friendly Company; Best Place to Work

Learn more about the Best in Biz Awards

The Best Company Cultures in 2017 - #43

The second annual Top Company Cultures list recognizes businesses that have successfully instilled a high-performance culture in their workplace.

Learn more about the Top Company Cultures list

Adoption-Friendly Workplace

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave for families who adopt.

Learn more about the Adoption-Friendly Workplace awards


Even though Zoro feels like a smaller company, we offer benefits you would expect from one of the “big guys.”

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance benefits that begin on your first day
  • 3.5% guaranteed employer 401(k) whether or not you contribute
  • 18 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Performance-based bonuses: share in the company’s success
  • Gym membership discount
  • Many more

Quirks & Perks

Aside from insurance and bonuses, you’ll get loads of other extras.

  • Donuts at our weekly staff meeting
  • Onsite café with a variety of food and beverages
  • Free soda and candy
  • Cupcakes and bagels for birthdays
  • Shout-Outs to co-workers who are crushin’ it
  • Tons of Zoro swag (T-shirts, mugs, sweaters)
  • Anniversary, holiday, and random other food-filled parties (the “Zoro 15” is real!)

Meet Our People

Our team is full of people who are smart and talented … if not a little weird and quirky.

Read some bios of our skulk and see if you agree.

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Learn More About Us

See how we connect to our community, and how you can connect to us (plus other interesting tidbits): visit our About Us page.