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"High pressure low pay"

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Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Battle Creek, MI
Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Battle Creek, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Starts above minimum wage

Cons

No support from management got thrown under the bus.
Had to do managers job plus my own then got yelled at because it wasnt done.
They cut our hours still expected same results.
Little to no training.

Advice to Management

Don't expect a 8 dollar an hour employee to work hard when you cut their hours.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Crisis Management in action!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short commute.
    Close to good restaurants.

    Cons

    Poor management
    No leadership
    No direction
    Broken processes
    Good ole boy network

    Advice to Management

    Its all about the 1. people 2. process 3. product


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Runaway locomotive that thinks it doesn't need a track."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid relocations; PTO accrues quickly as a store manager (mainly because you're given 18 reasons as to why it would impact the business if you were to take it)

    Cons

    Where should I begin? Executive leadership consists of a half dozen people who view the company as nothing more than a piggy bank. Field management turns over more than any company I've seen. 5 regional managers in less than 5 years. The DMs that last have no business sense, ability to develop people, or desire to overcome obstacles. What they do have, is an incredible ability to find someone at the store level to blame. If that blame is not legitimate enough to document, then they take the "promote them to a customer" route.
    Operationally, I have never seen a company that claimed to be process oriented yet failed to properly execute on every single SOP. Your job will be threatened if you do not complete training on an SOP on time, the roll out will occur and one day later, be retracted due to "unforeseen issues". This lack of execution philosophy is compounded by the constant turnover in store operations causing massive disconnect between related procedures.

    Bottom line. If you're here, RUN! If you're thinking of coming here, steer clear.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking your own kool-aid and start relying on your ivy league educations to give you a better business direction than "If it's free, they will come." (Why do I know that catch phrase will end up showing up in a corporate memo?)

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