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Very poor company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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

no supervision to hawk over you.

Cons

Snotty customers & lazy managers

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees ....they just might have some good ideas!!

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  1. All Cowboys......shooting from the hip!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Calabasas, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HFT does a lot for their employees. They give our monthly awards, free parking space for the month, Big celebrations for all the holidays and leave at noon on a Friday, before the long holiday, with supervisor's approval, of course.

    Cons

    There are too many to list, but here are the highlights: (1) Everyone is always putting out fires and not focusing on the job. (2) I heard this phase on a daily basis, "He needs to be fired, if I was his/her manager, I'd fire her a long time ago, I'm very close to firing them, If I was senior management, I would fire all of the directors." For me this was a big concern and watched it happen on many occasions. It was a part of their daily conversations.

    There was really no structure, documentation, process, procedure and most of all documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Start from square one, train upper and middle management. Create teams of colleagues that look to each other for support.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Very Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people at the field level, middle and upper management make questionable decisions.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be any leadership at the corporate level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop recruiting corporate management from failing organizations - you're hiring the reason the reason they failed.

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