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Harbor Freight Tools Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Company is growing very rapidly so always something new to handle (in 29 reviews)

  • Paid time off is available even for part time (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • awful hours not a good work life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management can be indecisive (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    "Great place to work in any role!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - District Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company more than a year and have had lots of opportunity for development. They look to internally promote for every position before going outside.

    Cons

    There are occasional weekends required around big events, but it is a lot of fun since the events are crazy busy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the company at the pace you are and great people will continue to come here to work. Best place I have ever worked!

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing feedback and we are very excited to hear this is the 'best place you have ever worked,' that is AWESOME! We have a great team here at HFT and thank you and your store teams for ... More


  2. "Good environment, terrible workload"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

    Pros

    The environment is very family/team oriented, met some of my best friends there

    Cons

    The amount of work they require from you is outrageous, especially because everything there weighs about 2 tons

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 28, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your contribution to Harbor Freight Tools. We couldn't accomplish all the amazing things we do, day in and day out without our amazing associates. We wish ... More


  3. "UnderStaffed and Overworked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Logistics in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Logistics in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For anyone liking tools and having knowledge of tools its a great place to work at and for. However , .

    Cons

    However the lack of leadership and the morale is very much low . The last Store Manager has be removed from the company last Tuesday March 21, 2017.

    Advice to Management

    None .

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your contribution to making Harbor Freight Tools a Great Place to Work and shop. We couldn't do what we do, day in and day out without our AWESOME teams, so thank you all so much. We ... More


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  5. "manages wherehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Pleasant Hills, PA
    Current Employee - Logistics Supervisor in Pleasant Hills, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    always busy
    good pay
    bonuses
    paid time off

    Cons

    takes a while to advance

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you and the entire team in Pleasant Hills, PA for your hard work and dedication to making Harbor Freight Tools a Great Place to Work and shop. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to ... More


  6. "Cashier Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, nice environment, clean store

    Cons

    There wasn't enough hours so pay wasn't great

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are sorry to hear that you are no longer with us at Harbor Freight Tools but appreciate your contribution. Harbor Freight Tools is a Great Place to Work because of our People, Products and ... More


  7. "Customer Service Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time

    Pros

    Mid-level management is very reasonable and accomodating

    Cons

    The pay is not favorable

    Advice to Management

    Some management needs merchandise training

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we will make sure to share with the appropriate team members. We are sorry to see that you are no longer with us at Harbor Freight Tools but ... More


  8. "Good College Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Logistics in Pico Rivera, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate Logistics in Pico Rivera, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard physical labor, but overall fun workplace with good co-workers and management.

    Cons

    long overnight hours, hard work isn't really recognized

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We agree with you, we have the best associates on our teams and that is why we are a Great Place to Work and shop. Thank you and the team in Pico Rivera for all you do, day in and day out, we ... More


  9. "SUGGESTION AND MORE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store is small and I always see familiar faces. I learn how small the world can be. For a part-time job, I believe the pay is fair, and there is always a chance to work my way up.

    Cons

    Employees come and go too quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Now, for my suggestion, I really wish we had security sensors at the entrance of the store to minimize theft. It doesn't happen too much, but people will sneak out small items. I believe each dollar and cent counts for the company.


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance with long hours.

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and for your time with us at Harbor Freight Tools. We couldn't accomplish what we do without people like yourself and our awesome associates who work to make ... More


  11. "Logistics tec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Technician in Lakewood, NY
    Current Employee - Logistics Technician in Lakewood, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and it's a very great job to have I love every minute of being there

    Cons

    I don't really have anything bad to say

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Mar 22, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We couldn't agree with you more about the awesome people we have working at Harbor Freight Tools. Thank you and the team in Lakewood, NY for all you do day in and day out to make Harbor Freight Tools ... More



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