Compare Dollar General vs Harbor Freight Tools BETA

See how working at Dollar General vs. Harbor Freight Tools compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Dollar General vs. Harbor Freight Tools. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Dollar General

Employee Ratings

  • Harbor Freight Tools scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.9
(based on 7667 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 1745 reviews)
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.6
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.3 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.5
Work-life balance
3.3
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
3.3
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
3.6
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Dollar General Ceo Todd Vasos
49%
49%Todd Vasos
CEO Approval
Harbor Freight Tools Ceo Eric Smidt
83%
83%Eric Smidt
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their CEO Approval 34% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
40%
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 29% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Harbor Freight Tools employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Dollar General has 7,965 more total submitted salaries than Harbor Freight Tools.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager1563 Salaries
$46,022/yr
Sales Associate591 Salaries
$21,915/yr
Assistant Manager482 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager186 Salaries
$60,819/yr
Sales Supervisor87 Salaries
$15/hr
Assistant Manager57 Salaries
$20/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Dollar General.
  • "Paid time" was the most mentioned Pro at Harbor Freight Tools.
  • Dollar General had 217 more reviews than Harbor Freight Tools that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 177 reviews)
"Weekly pay"(in 148 reviews)
Pros
"Paid time"(in 99 reviews)
"Part time"(in 71 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 289 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 267 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 72 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 68 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good company"Dec 27, 2020

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Dollar General full-time

Pros

I think it’s a good company to work for

Cons

Not enough hours sometimes but overall not a bad job

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time

Pros

-Decent wage -Nice management -Free snacks and beverages

Cons

-Part time -Not a long term job

Advice to Management

Cool people

Job Postings

Dollar General has 170,206 more recently posted open jobs than Harbor Freight Tools.