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Helpful (3)

"Good first sales job"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Cashier in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Real low pressure, definately has a small shop feel. You can easily befriend your managers and customers will sometimes know you by name. Sales goals are fairly easy to meet because of the no nonesense esp's and the high customer loyalty. Pay is competitive and raises will come twice a year if you earn them.

Cons

Needs more staff! traffic is unpredictable even during weekdays so you will have a massive rush of customers for hours with only a cashier and a manager on the floor. Also there are absolutely no full time jobs outside of management.

Advice to Management

try to keep a third person (preferably one with cashier duties) as backup, customer service and facing/store duties every night until close or at least an hour before close.

Other Employee Reviews for Harbor Freight Tools

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Was let go after 19 years for the companies bottom line."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed all I worked with. I worked my way from store clerk to district manager and knew everything about the company and l loved my job.

    Cons

    Company greed did me and a lot of others in. The company went from a great place to work and grow to a screw you we can find someone to do it cheaper company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay away! You really are just a number.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "You should work somewhere else!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work here you will get a paycheck, accrue PTO time, and get to work around tools. You will learn from the customers.

    Cons

    What was once the best place to work for has become an abyss. The founders son is not concerned with the associates and their families welfare (his father was, and is). The son is only concerned with lining his pocket and amassing wealth. If you work here, you will have a job. Not a job you can count on keeping.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to a good person who cares about people and their families.

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