Harbor Freight Tools

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Cashier, jack of all trades, janitor

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Former Employee - Cashier in Longview, TX
Former Employee - Cashier in Longview, TX

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (more than an year)

Pros

as long as you can get ITC's and ESP's your paycheck can either be very good, or very bad.

Cons

parking lot sales are literally hell on earth. It will make you or break you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers and assistant/store manager were great people to work with, district management needs to breathe before they get a hernia. Quit moving things every week, it confuses the already overworked cashiers, and the customers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bridgeport, CT

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

    Pros

    Make a ton on commissions
    Decent pay
    Raises once per year
    manager buys us pizza on the weekends
    Selling stuff is fun like itcs and esps, its a challenge

    Cons

    so boring sometimes
    rude customers
    they push those stupid mailers too much.
    I hate closing because no one comes in after 7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more goals for cashiers, and rewards when they complete those goals (like mailers/itcs)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company that is as good as it products

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    Former Employee - Management in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Calabasas, CA

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Poor leadership/management - the management are inexperienced and incompetent, they don't listen to suggestions well and keep making the same mistakes. It is also unprofessional of the managers to talk negatively and gossip about their own people openly to other co-workers and other departments. The managers also do not protect their own people, instead, they challenge and throw their own people under the bus in meetings in front of other departments. This is extremely unprofessional and poor management.

    Poor work & life balance - majority of the people work at HFT have no life, the managers expect you to work 24/7. You are asked to work at late nights, weekends and even holidays. It is extremely unhealthy and inhuman of the managers to ask their people do work such long hours. The workload is unsustainable. Not enough employee to support the quick growth and everything falls on you to complete.

    Poor workload arrangement - the workload here is not even. some people have a lot of workload but some don't. Again, the managers assign workload based on preferences, not what makes sense.

    Poor system and process - the company's system and process are very insufficient. Many people tried to change or improve them, but have not been successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of half of them... again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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