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"Micro Management to the 10th degree"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Pay is decent, commissions are ok, customers like the cheap China made stuff. The old boss appreciated us.

Cons

Leadership would tell you how many times a minute to blink if they could. Ultra controlling and seldom is anything said positive and meant. They say it, but cannot wait to say, "however". This is old-school retail, good old boys club. They seniors act elite and pompous and treat everyone else like they do not matter. as for family time? forget it....work first environment.

Advice to Management

Why bother, you don't listen. Too many egos in Calabasas. You're all perfect.

Other Employee Reviews for Harbor Freight Tools

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Awesome team, ugly company management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Analyst in Calabasas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people make or break a business. The people working are hard working and smart. Pay is good. Apparently the stores provide a better workplace.

    Cons

    Sr. management is misguided and egotistical. Technical knowledge is not always needed by the Sr. management, but they should not try to micromanage the people that does know! A team members family does not exist to the Sr. management - family life is second in priority.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to the working staff "what you want" not "how to do it". Learn that just because you ruined your family life doesn't mean everyone else has.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ridiculous Expectations for the amount of pay and hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid time off and sick time
    Awesome co-workers
    Commissions
    Nice environment
    Good job to gain experience in every aspect of retail

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Hard work and low pay
    Competition with commissions
    New hires get more hours than long term employees
    Some managers are not even management material

    Advice to Management

    The starting pay should be way higher considering the kind of work involved. The service plans should not be half or equal to the price of the product if the company is dependent on their sales. Set a minimum amount of weekly hours managers can schedule for full time and part time employees. I am full time and have been scheduled for less than 30 hours. Do not allow hiring of more employees if there is not enough hours to give to existing employees. Train your management to be respectful of their employees and make sure they are absolutely qualified.

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