Harbor Freight Tools - Learned new job skills through "sink or swim" culture while enduring terrible work environment. | Glassdoor
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"Learned new job skills through "sink or swim" culture while enduring terrible work environment."

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Mid-Career Manager: Research and Ask Questions Before Signing On in Calabasas, CA
Current Employee - Mid-Career Manager: Research and Ask Questions Before Signing On in Calabasas, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good location off of the freeway, adequate pay and benefits. Lunch room is well stocked as well as free coffee. Lots of job openings and good if you need experience to add to your resume.

Cons

-The the culture and morale of the company is very poor.
-HR has a kind face but does not have the authority to end bullying and other highly negative business practices.

Advice to Management

Execute on what you say in the management meetings to support mid-career managers. For instance, offering job transfers and long-term careers at Harbor Freight Tools.

Other Employee Reviews for Harbor Freight Tools

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work, for the right people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Calabasas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great visibility to senior management
    Great collaboration among departments
    Lots of opportunities to challenge, come up with new ideas
    a Lot of growth

    Cons

    Very direct, and straightforward.
    If you don't like being in the spotlight, this ain't the place for you
    If you can't handle lots of change happening very fast don't apply
    You need ot have a high level of urgency to work here

    Advice to Management

    Let people get used to their positions and hit their stride before changing everything
    Give managers a chance to manage, don't micro manage us


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Inefficient practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pleasant Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company offers good individual benefits for full time workers.
    Company offers decent bonus incentives for management.
    Company offers decent employee discount.

    Cons

    Low leadership expectations of store and district management.
    Lack of professionalism in store and district management
    Inefficient procedures which lead to wasted time.
    Distribution centers will pass shrinkage onto the stores leading to inaccurate inventory counts.
    Shady locations
    Company has a habit of transferring bad managers instead of terminating them.
    Inability to stick to return policy.
    Lack of clarity for job expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your store and district managers to a higher level of leadership and professionalism.

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