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Helpful (2)

A great place to work, for the right people.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great visibility to senior management
Great collaboration among departments
Lots of opportunities to challenge, come up with new ideas
a Lot of growth

Cons

Very direct, and straightforward.
If you don't like being in the spotlight, this ain't the place for you
If you can't handle lots of change happening very fast don't apply
You need ot have a high level of urgency to work here

Advice to Management

Let people get used to their positions and hit their stride before changing everything
Give managers a chance to manage, don't micro manage us

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Inefficient practices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasant Hill, CA

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers good individual benefits for full time workers.
    Company offers decent bonus incentives for management.
    Company offers decent employee discount.

    Cons

    Low leadership expectations of store and district management.
    Lack of professionalism in store and district management
    Inefficient procedures which lead to wasted time.
    Distribution centers will pass shrinkage onto the stores leading to inaccurate inventory counts.
    Shady locations
    Company has a habit of transferring bad managers instead of terminating them.
    Inability to stick to return policy.
    Lack of clarity for job expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your store and district managers to a higher level of leadership and professionalism.


  2. Helpful (3)

    it was not worth the compenstation and the structure of the store was all hay-wire.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lomita, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lomita, CA

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    being able to make commission on selling memberships

    Cons

    the hours went from 40hrs a week to less than 20, the managment being unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    have more respect for your employees


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