Harbor Freight Tools

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Unreasonable expectations

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager Operations in Ewing, NJ
Current Employee - Assistant Manager Operations in Ewing, NJ

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

Pros

Casual atmosphere for the customer

Cons

Sales quotas unreachable in this location

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow the managers to manage. Micromanaging is not the way

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Harbor Freight Tools Response

Jul 3, 2014HR Liason

Thanks for your valuable input. We agree, Harbor Freight offers a comfortable, casual atmosphere for its customers, and we believe for our employees as well. We also appreciate your feedback about ... More

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable

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

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

    Pros

    I had great coworkers and good lower management team members who kept work from always being boring

    Cons

    The store manager was a useless lying tool. Suggestions I made were literally laughed at. He would take between 1-2 weeks of vacation every month and during that time he forbade anyone else from taking any unscheduled time off. He fired a coworker and store veteran of 4 years after the worker broke his foot trying to move boxes marked two person. The coworker attempted to radio for help but he was the only one aside from the cashier and store manager working that day. The manager never responded and when he asked to go to the hospital the store manager fired him. We were denied lunch breaks and the manager threatened to dock my pay on a near daily basis. His boss, the regional manager, told the store manager that I should be fired after seeing me sprint back and forth to grab items for customers. He stated I was wasting time. At one point we were supposed to close at 6 and I had homework due that night before midnight the store manager decided no one was allowed to go home until we sold a credit card. We left at 11 30 when he bought one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all of management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Sep 22, 2014HR Liason

    Thank you for your detailed feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed working with your team. We agree, Harbor Freight's got a great staff of energetic, proactive people. We also appreciate you ... More

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company culture and management team I've ever had to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The people were the best part as we had to stick together to make the misery of working there be a bit better

    Cons

    Many of the VPs and above were mainly there for themselves not the company (ie: Too many power maneuvers and CYA activities); NO respect for work-life balance; Jekyll and Hyde bosses were they act nice to others but behind closed doors, they're really office-psychopaths toxic environment who demean and berate their employees; overly-political; bad culture overall from all POVs: customer - they tweak online product reviews, delete many bad ones so only average to good ones apprear); employee - see above and; suppliers - they don't look for win-win solutions only win-lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management won't listen...employee engagement surveys were ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Aug 7, 2014HR Liason

    Thank you for your input. We're glad to hear you enjoy working with your team. We agree, Harbor Freight's got a great staff of energetic, proactive people. Contrary to your point, however, we really ... More

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