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Well..it is retail..

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

Commission.
You get paid to sell "warranties" on select items. Selling more gets you more money. In a perfect world that should merit more hours, but sadly it doesn't!

PTO
You receive a small portion of time off on each paycheck depending on the hours you work. The more hours you work the more PTO time you receive each check.

Cons

Few Hours for part time workers (8-15 at most)
Upper management sucks
Unrealistic expectations!!

 If you're looking for a part time job (maybe 2-3 days a week) with commission then this may be the job for you. If you're trying to make a living, look elsewhere!!

Advice to Management

Management seems to be living in a fantasy world thinking people can survive off 10 hours a week!! They slash hours and continue to hire more people??!! Instead of rewarding employees who sell membership programs and extended service plans, they slash their hours..its nonsense to say the least. We don't need a team of 20 people all getting 10 hours working only 2 days a week; and then expected to produce at the level of an employee who gets 40. Unrealistic expectations.

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  1. Not a bad job for a 17 year old in High School

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, cool store manager. When ever a day was needed to get off from anything, the management usually worked with you. Also you do get a small discount on products.

    Cons

    All products made in China, tools are not the best quality so it's hard to sell something to a customer that is not the best choice. The pay is not that good, they start you off at min wage and will keep you there for about a year and then only give you a small raise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair wage and your employees with work harder.

  2. Fun place to work, lots of variety in duties and great co-workers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Variety in duties and great co-workers makes it a fun company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough hours available. They hire too may people so that everyone get 12 hours a week. Not acceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Give the dependable and hard working employees more hours and let the lazy ones go.

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