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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

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

Cons

No good long term strategy

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Went downhill quickly

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are extremely cheap and comprehensive, tons of PTO and sick time

    Cons

    Refuses to promote to management from within, does not back up employees on customer complaints, clueless upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistently changing policies and programs is not a way to keep employees happy and productive. Stick with what made the company profitable as opposed to trying to emulate other companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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