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It's ok, the benefits have declined and the company has drastically changed over the years.

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Current Employee - Assistant Head Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Assistant Head Cashier in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (more than 5 years)

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

Pros

Work-life balance is excellent. Moving up the ladder is easy. Make extra from spiff/commission from selling ESPs, and ITC memberships. Management staff is willing to work with the associates.

Cons

Customer base is composed of poor, classless, uneducated, smelly, old and mexican customers. The POS register system is based from the early 1980s and won't be upgraded until Mid-2013. The old registers have many issues that will slow the register lines down. Holiday pay use to include 13 holidays back in 2006, now only covers Thanksgiving and Christmas. High employee turn-over rate due to limitation is hours thanks to the 20/80 rule (20% full time, 80% part-time). Hiring manager will hire incompetent slugs that will waste the company's time will take a while for HR to fire that employee even though we live in a "fire at will" state.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring idiots.

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  1. great work place

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Brookfield, CT
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Brookfield, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, great enviorment,good people

    Cons

    i dont have any bad thoughts about my employment to this point.

  2. Helpful (2)

    You should work somewhere else!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    If you work here you will get a paycheck, accrue PTO time, and get to work around tools. You will learn from the customers.

    Cons

    What was once the best place to work for has become an abyss. The founders son is not concerned with the associates and their families welfare (his father was, and is). The son is only concerned with lining his pocket and amassing wealth. If you work here, you will have a job. Not a job you can count on keeping.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to a good person who cares about people and their families.

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