Harbor Freight Tools
2.5 of 5 220 reviews
www.harborfreight.com Calabasas, CA 5000+ Employees

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Harbor Freight Tools

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Calabasas, CA

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

ProsGreat work schedule, flexible hours if you are an exempt employee, decent benefits package and paid time off. Company is growing, room for growth at the store level.

ConsPlenty of turnover in upper management/executive level at the corporate office. HR department needs a solid leader that understands what the employees need in order to be successful. Lack of recognition to corporate employees that actually do their work instead of "brown-nosing" to their boss.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire better managers that know how to get the best out of their employees. There are plenty of employees that skate by doing less than average work while high performing employees are not recognized.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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so far so good

Cashier (Current Employee)
College Station, TX

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


Pros: great schedule, above average pay Cons: hard to deal with customers sometimes Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Management is unskilled and places no trust in employees

Contractor (Former Employee)
Calabasas, CA

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: Rank and file employees are friendly, hours are very stable… Cons: Management not very sophisticated, seemed clueless as how to respond to high turnover (3 employees in 3 weeks) in my group, feedback is ineffective or… Advice to Senior Management: Read a book on managing people - many of the… More

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