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Harbor Freight Tools Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with corporate recruiter was followed up with a phone interview with Regional Manager and senior district manager. They did a conference call with me in the evening.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel is the greatest achievement in the last year?   Answer Question

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing feedback, we appreciate your interest in Harbor Freight, please feel free to let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the application/interview process.


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    Associate - Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Barstow, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (Barstow, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    It was an average interview for a position that requires customer interaction, with a review of experiences and qualifications. Be prepared to discuss situations where you had unhappy customers or had to take initiative.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time with an unhappy customer, what was the problem, and how did you solve it.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Compensation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (Calabasas, CA).

    Interview

    Solicited by the company. Submitted by resume. Interviewed with department head for over an hour. I did not hear any response and initiated a follow-up to the recruiter. The recruiter, who also is an employee of the company, did not respond. I received no thank you or status of my application. I gave up.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I set up a variable pay plan for the non-exempt store workers was one question. The remaining questions were elaboration on my experience.   Answer Question

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing feedback concerning your interview process. We believe that applicants, candidates, associates and customers deserve to be treated fairly, reasonably and with respect so I will... More


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    Logistics Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Port Richey, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (New Port Richey, FL) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Ask you pertinent questions and then schedule a background check, ask you about your background information, talk about work history, ask you about your availability, ask you about your knowledge of power tools, ask you about your customer service skills, they make sure you're available on weekends, nights AND holidays

    Interview Questions

    • Why should I hire you for this position over anybody else that's applied for the position?   2 Answers

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry the interview didn't go like you thought it would and if there is any more feedback you care to share about how we could improve the process we would love to hear. Thank you for sharing... More


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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (Alexandria, LA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Met with the store manager, talked about myself, what I needed the job for, and explained I was in college. I said I like to do hard work and do things that require me to stay on my feet and help people. I would assume that being eager and a friendly person helped as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you expect to be paid by the hour?   1 Answer

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    Retail Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (Camarillo, CA).

    Interview

    It was a long process but it wasn't too bad. They bring you in and just ask questions to see what you know. They ask how much you know about networking and typical Windows computers. If you get an interview just be calm and be honest, don't say you know how to do something but in reality can't, it will just hurt you in the long run.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you plan to achieve once you are a part of this company?   1 Answer

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and providing the interview tips for future applicants. Harbor Freight is committed to constantly improving processes so I will be sure to share your feedback with... More


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools in October 2016.

    Interview

    Can't get to application portion,had called hft.to express my concern with the problem with their online application. They did not seem to be concerned,or carding about it., there for could not apply for job.,this is a very common experience in having with on line applications for any company, &if not the only one in klamath falls that is having this problem.

    Interview Questions

    • only question I was asked was what kind of program am I using for this sight?   1 Answer

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are so sorry that you had a problem during your application process. Since you applied in October we have upgraded a few of our application and interview processes and systems. We hope you will... More

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy, filled out application and met with a manager for interview about a week later. Very quick and laid back interview. However I was called in twice to "start working" and was sent home both times due to errors with their system for new employees and logging in/filling out forms. Also was told I would be working "occasional overnights" and was scheduled almost strictly overnights my first week.

    Interview Questions

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Dec 29, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Since you applied in November we have upgraded a few of our application processes which should make it much easier for applicants to apply, accept offers and complete necessary forms. Welcome to the... More


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    Logistics Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    After online application, brief interview going over the details of hours and wage, which they know could be better. They will tell you it is very hard physical work, which it is. The main thing they want you to be aware is they will start you at or near minimum wage and you shouldn't expect much of a raise, ever.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to take minimum wage? Are you willing to come in at 4am?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Senior Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Harbor Freight Tools (Irving, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Quick, easy. I was actually told that it doesn't matter who they were they needed a body. Yes the manager told me this later, not during the interview.


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