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Harbor Freight Tools Logistics Associate Reviews

Updated Nov 15, 2019

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3.1
36%
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38%
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Harbor Freight Tools CEO Eric Smidt
Eric Smidt
16 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and awesome people Good benefits

    Cons

    Haven't really experienced any cons

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-11-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall decent company with a few flaws"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in Amherst, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is easy-going and easy to work with Paid time off for part-time employees

    Cons

    4am start most days Short 4 hour shifts often Low pay starting at 12/hr

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees by raising starting pay and offer bonus incentives to associates.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-11-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet new types of people

    Cons

    Poor Managemnt, they dont know how to lead Cheap products = cheap labor Part timers dont get much hours nor get the "opportunity" as they state to get promoted They expect high standards for an individual who does the jobs of 2 or 3

    Advice to Management

    Learn leadership skills and learn actually to lead people and be more respectful to your employees

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-10-16
  4. "Good first or second job. Could use better management."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts(Usually) - Trading shifts or requesting schedule changes were rarely met with any issue. Rewarding work- Honestly it was simple work once you got used to it. Unload trucks, sort the warehouse, take electronic counts of shipments, stock products to the floor, help customers carry out heavy products with hydraulic carts when needed and occasionally answer customer questions. Friendly and cooperative (in-store)management- The managers and supervisors worked closely with all other employees making them easy to talk to and could see first hand when you need help and with what. Advancement- Very clear and clean cut advancement system laid out for all employees. Time, effort and work ethic are all that are needed to advance. Managers provide regular updates on your performance and bi-annual raises give incentive to improve. Transferring to other company facilities for new positions is also an option.

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    Cons

    Coworkers- While I personally enjoyed the company of the other employees on the logistics team, anytime the store was short handed the sales team would have to assist with work in the warehouse. This resulted in extra work for the logistics team having to clean up behind the sales employees who had no training for working in the warehouse. Corporate Management- In contrast to the managers working directly with the store employees, corporate decisions continued to make working for the company difficult. Threatening to fire those that don't follow the company SOP, demanding results that can't be achieved while following the SOP, not allowing a short handed store to hire more workers and instead attempting to make part timers work 39 hour work weeks(since 40 would make them eligible for full time pay and benefits). There used to a Reddit dedicated to employees venting about what corporate had done this time. I don't know if it's still up now but you get the idea.

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    Advice to Management

    Allow stores to have a say in determining how many employees they need to keep from overworking employees and help slow stores reach sale and warehouse standards without breaking SOP.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-09-07
  5. "It's Work"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in Blackwood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Potential to gain forklift experience

    Cons

    Most/All logistics shifts start at either 4 or 5 in the morning

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-08-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays, you keep busy during the entire day.

    Cons

    Favoritism towards full time workers, wonky and inconsistent schedules, weird people/ creepy management . Trucks hours changed from 7pm-3am to 4am-12am out of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the favoritism for senior associates. Workers have lives too so don't schedule them 7 hrs after their last shift ended. Low pay for manual labor all shift.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-07-25
  7. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, sick time,

    Cons

    Can be physical at times

    Advice to Management

    Find good workers and keep them

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-06-17
  8. "Flexible schedule"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate 

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great work in the warehouse. Clean work space and fun environment.

    Cons

    In logistics, most work is done at night.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-05-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very Poor Treatment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Logistics Associate in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexable Schedule, promise you everything you ask for when hired. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Managment will lie to you constantly. Low pay and no opertunities to move up in the company. THey will always look outside the company for supervisors or managers and not hire inside the company. Favoritism inside the company is a large part of this company. When you are there for a year they will start trying to get you to leave by giving others more hours and not you.

    Advice to Management

    Managment should be more professional and not just tell people what they want to hear, speak the truth. It is better business to hire inside the company to not let your employees feel they are in a dead end job, also wage increases at least once a year to keep up morale would be nice. All these items were promised when I was hired thats why I spoke of the lies, because they were not followed through.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-06-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings about harbor freight"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Paid time off, privately owned, and commision on non-merch sales

    Cons

    Too many things are handled by corporate. The stores and their employees can't do anything on their own. The store runs on an extreme by the book system, including scripts, planograms, and when you can and cant open and close tasks.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-05-02
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