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Mostly good

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

As many hours as you want just about, always something to keep you busy, fun co workers, will work with your schedule, discount on things in the store, and friendly management.

Cons

There isn't a whole lot of bad, except their POS system and things get kind of boring sometimes. Their POS system is very old, people kept saying that they would be getting new computers and systems. I was told that would happen months ago and it has not. The system is so old it is confusing. Also, the work sometimes is mindless. Like SRR. If you like something that keeps you busy and entertained, this is not for you. But if your just looking for something to fill the time and don't really mind doing mindless work, then it's not to bad. Also, if you're working at a register, anytime you need a return, a pickup, change or have a tax exempt(mind you, you have these a LOT!) you have to call for a manager, wait on them to finish what their doing, and have them come up to the register, while the customer waits, sometimes for longer than need be amounts of time.

Advice to Management

Update the computer systems, it will not only save you problems but also save you time trying to train people how to use the system. Transactions would go through so much more smoothly.

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    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Earn commission and paid time off as a part time associate.

    Cons

    Procrastination with scheduling
    Lack of communication
    Advancement/reviews based on favoritism, not performance
    Weak salary increases

    Advice to Management

    Tune in to dedicated performers and harness their skills. Listen to employee concerns and grievances and be proactive (including a very poor and dismal human resources department).
    To corporate management: stop couponing the same items and make a flat sale price for ads, as it deters many customers from returning - much like dealing with mail in rebates. Revamp your merchandising and advertising department; they are quite outdated. Focus more on customer service, instead of "busy work" and trivial projects.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Tons of growth and they treat you good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Performance based, if you can perform well you will do well. If you just want to collect a pay check go somewhere else.

    Cons

    Very sales driven - I personally like this, but you may not!

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more!

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