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Helpful (2)

Great Company until the son took over

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Delray Beach, FL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Delray Beach, FL

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (more than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Used to be great place to work until they started trying to follow the big box operations

Cons

No good long term strategy

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    From an IT view, challenging and learning.

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    Former Employee - MIS in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - MIS in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top quality IT members, sharpest team I have ever worked with.
    Dress code was relaxed and comfortable.
    Owner would engage everyone the same, open and honest, always smiling.

    Cons

    The business is 40+ years old and shows it in the lack of ability to mature into a modern world. People do things in their daily work without knowing why, just "it has always been like this". There is no enforcement to change or mature process. The quasi IT business architects are mostly self serving aspiring exec's with no IT maturity what so ever and attempt multimillion dollar projects with a trial and error methodology. Every top level project in the last two years has tanked due to upper management's lack of support to tried and true IT methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Stand back and look at what is being done to your company by the business architects, let the professional IT people guide the IT initiatives as they know best. The business architects have proven they have a single goal in mind - an executive office somewhere and HFT is only a rung on their ladder! Words spoken to me clearly and loudly!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Reasonable work for a friendly company

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    Current Employee - Head Pricing Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Head Pricing Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful management and co-workers to work for. Straight forward working requirements.

    Cons

    The computer softwares are antiquated. Having to work 5am every Monday because of lack of dedicated receiving staff.

    Advice to Management

    The computer systems and software need to be brought into the 21st century within a reasonable amount of time.

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