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Looking to make an impact? Think Harbor Freight Tools!

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

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Harbor Freight is a great place if you are a person looking to make an impact. The company is growing like crazy adding 50+ stores a year, this gives the right person a great opportunity to showcase their talent among a very driven peer group.

Cons

With any company that is growing you are going to have "Growing Pains" Harbor Freight Tools is not without its own. The company is in the process of developing and rolling out new programs related to Freight Management, Pricing as well as many others, for the wrong person looking for a ultra stable work environment this may not be the right time for you. Those leaders looking to help grow a company will find it a very enjoyable setting.

Advice to Management

The leadership at Harbor Freight Tools has never been better! They currently have what I consider to be highest quality management team that the company has ever had.

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  1. GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There is excellent support from our Corporate Partners. Human Resources, Training, Store Operations, Recruiting & Staffing all work to ensure that the field organization is well-run. The pay for all positions is very good, and every person on the team can supplement their income either with bonus or spiff, based on their contribution. The people that I work with are second to none: The Company attracts people who are not just proficient at what they do, but it also attracts good people with good values. The benefits are good and retail associates appreciate that they can roll their PTO from year to year rather than a "use it or lose it" structure. Overall it is an exciting place to be, and with the growth of the company it is an exciting time to be here.

    Cons

    It is no place for rookies or low limit performers. The Company moves at a very rapid pace, and you must be able to keep up. Some of the employees with a lot of years of seniority seem to have a sense of entitlement and resent any effort to improve the processes.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the visionary leadership! Eric Smidt, the CEO has a passion that is amazing and he is moving the Company in the right direction.

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Jun 18, 2014 – HR Liason

    We're happy to hear you find Harbor Freight a rewarding company to work for. We also appreciate your feedback regarding areas where there could be improvement. If you'd like to share specific ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Retail sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous vacation and sick time accrual. Many stores opening across which should translate into opportunities.

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication at store level. Totally lacking true accountability. Company needs to have a feedback system that protected against retribution.

    Advice to Management

    District managers should talk to the team when in the stores and not ignore issues.


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