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Harbor Freight Tools Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2020

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3.8
66%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
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Harbor Freight Tools CEO Eric Smidt
Eric Smidt
41 Ratings
  1. "In need of a motivated driven worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Assistant Project Manager in New Goshen, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools for less than a year

    Pros

    Team is fun and great to work with . feels like a family

    Cons

    Dealing with some rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work on aiming to get the job done

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-11-18
  2. "Better than Some Retailers"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

    Pros

    Good base pay to start

    Cons

    Overnight shifts and fewer hours during winter season

    Harbor Freight Tools2020-01-18
  3. "Impossible process"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Turnover makes following daily tasks impossible to complete, and DM NEVER had anything good to say when he visited; he just always pointed out any negatives when he visited.

    Advice to Management

    Visit the stores to see what's going on.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-12-31
  4. "Great concept"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Busy People you work with

    Cons

    Pay Work load is ridicules

    Advice to Management

    Pay people to stay

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-04-20
  5. "Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

    Pros

    Paid back atmospere, decent pay, pto time

    Cons

    District manager blocks everyone who wants to transfer, very hard to move up underneath his management. Uneducated and lazy new store manager

    Advice to Management

    Look at what your actual store manager does. Is he verifying, is he working as part of a team. Make him held accountable, too many associates including asms getting frustrated not having a good quality store manager

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-03-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities and great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sheboygan, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Harbor freight is a private company that cares about your development. They focus on employees work life balance Harbor freight is opening a new store every 3 days which transpired to a high amount of opportunity growth.

    Cons

    Not much for cons. If you show up with a great attitude you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on improving processes and procedures.

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-11-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Private company opening a new store every 3 days"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager Sales in Oshkosh, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are always looking for great talent and they’re willing to teach you everything to get you where you wanna be. They pay well for assistance drive manager. They have a good bone structure. It’s a private company so they make decisions Every year from Associates survey to help improve work life balance and recognition. Great health care and vacation benifits.

    Cons

    You need a wide open availability. Which is not a problem for me but something something people should be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    We should be closed on Easter and 4th of July.

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-08-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, Bonuses, Training, Benefits Pkg, PTO

    Cons

    Huge turnover, new hires are not scheduled enough time to do their online training, Once you hit the top of the pay scale...they push you out.

    Advice to Management

    They know...they're told about it all of the time

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-08-09
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salem, NH

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Hours OK Pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Constant Pressure from District Managers

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-04-09
  10. Helpful (3)

    "dishonest and cutthroat"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    discount, PTO and 401k is not bad

    Cons

    Leadership is dishonest and cutthroat and they will not stand behind you even if you are doing what your told by the leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Know the SOP by hart and keep a log of each leader that tell's you to step out side of the SOP and find away into the good old boy club.

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-04-03
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