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Helpful (6)

Harbor Freight Tools

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources in Calabasas, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources in Calabasas, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great 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.

Cons

Plenty 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 Management

Hire 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Harbor Freight Tools

  1. Helpful (1)

    so far so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great schedule, above average pay

    Cons

    hard to deal with customers sometimes


  2. Helpful (6)

    Management is unskilled and places no trust in employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Calabasas, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Calabasas, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rank and file employees are friendly, hours are very stable (9-6)

    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 nonexistant. Company seems to place little trust in employees with many internal secrets and very aggressive proxy servers that block everything from email to youtube to "boards and forums".

    Advice to Management

    Read a book on managing people - many of the issues HFT struggles with could be alleviated


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