Harbor Freight Tools

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4 people found this helpful  

Micro Management to the 10th degree

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Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA

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

Pros

Pay is decent, commissions are ok, customers like the cheap China made stuff. The old boss appreciated us.

Cons

Leadership would tell you how many times a minute to blink if they could. Ultra controlling and seldom is anything said positive and meant. They say it, but cannot wait to say, "however". This is old-school retail, good old boys club. They seniors act elite and pompous and treat everyone else like they do not matter. as for family time? forget it....work first environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why bother, you don't listen. Too many egos in Calabasas. You're all perfect.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awesome team, ugly company management

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    The people make or break a business. The people working are hard working and smart. Pay is good. Apparently the stores provide a better workplace.

    Cons

    Sr. management is misguided and egotistical. Technical knowledge is not always needed by the Sr. management, but they should not try to micromanage the people that does know! A team members family does not exist to the Sr. management - family life is second in priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to the working staff "what you want" not "how to do it". Learn that just because you ruined your family life doesn't mean everyone else has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corruption lives.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - A S M
    Former Employee - A S M

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

    Pros

    Commissions allow opportunity to increase wages. Paid time off and sick time, health insurance for full timers. Half our lunches.

    Cons

    Corruption in management, policies requiring employees to use their personal vehicles for mandatory coupon distribution to local businesses and refusing to reimburse for gas mileage. Company policy states personal vehicles are not covered under company insurance while used on the clock. Company policy states you will be reimbursed for gas but it does not happen. Extremely high turnover, no formal training for management, draconian sales policies that create a 'built to fail' environment for employees. Payroll/hours for part timers extraordinarily volatile. Stores chronically understaffed. Culture of apathy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your acts together, try to promote a POSITIVE company culture and CEASE all activities involving cheating your employees out of their wages with your guerrilla marketing before you get sued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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