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Harbor Freight Tools Warehouse Associate Reviews

Updated June 6, 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 58 reviews)

Cons
  • awful hours not a good work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management can be indecisive (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Warehouse Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Okay schedule, I guess

    Cons

    Low pay, Dangerous work environment, Managers can care less just as long as the work gets done. People who miss days constantly don't get punished as much as people who don't.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your hard workers

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    May 9, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are so thankful for all you do day in and day out to make Harbor Freight Tools a great place to work and shop. Safety is everyone's responsibility and we hope that you and others in the ... More


  2. "I worked at this company"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Management is not bad for a start.

    Cons

    Fast paced. Hard to work. Overall it is not bad. Try it.

    Advice to Management

    Lower working hours

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Jun 14, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We love that our associates work so hard to deliver value to the hardworking and appreciate all they do everyday to make Harbor Freight Tools a great place to work and shop. As you know we are ... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Super easy job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Opelika, AL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Opelika, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, not physically demanding, free food sometimes, some cool managers, not busy 24/7, funny co workers, you get extra money from esps

    Cons

    "LACK OF HOURS" 0 to 5 hours if they don't like you 10-15 if they do, lack of pay, bad supervisors, hostile customers

    Advice to Management

    Schedule and organize better, help more

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    May 9, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your contributions during your time with us as a Harbor Freight Tools associate in Alabama. We have made many positive changes over the past 2 years but we have more to do and ... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse associate"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Loves Park, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Loves Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job keeps you busy most of the time

    Cons

    To demanding at times when doing truck

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the older workers do all the heavy stuff


  5. "Warehouse Associate and Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Cashier in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the pros while working there were: human interaction and the different skill traits that I acquired while there.

    Cons

    There were cons and they are as follows: high turn-over rate, amongst employees as well as managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people not just title holders.

    Harbor Freight Tools Response

    Oct 21, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are glad that you are learning and enjoying the interaction with your fellow associates and customers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve Harbor Freight so I will make sure to share ... More


  6. "Warehouse Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy work and a lot of it. This job is very nice for someone that needs work. Notice i didn't say "needs money".

    Cons

    Pay and hours are ridiculously low, the company asks for more and more out of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to build a team and the store runs like an efficient engine, let the team fall apart and well slowly the store will follow.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT APPLY"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edgewood, MD
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edgewood, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this place, no one should ever work or apply and those who have applied turn down the job offer.

    Cons

    Low hours, very low pay, work too physical for the minimum wage they pay, disgraceful management, lack of safety regulations, hazardous work area, unstable ladders, worst place I have ever been employed by.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest to the management to quit and just not be a active member of the work force or society in general.

  8. "It's alright first Job"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll lose weight when unloading those trucks
    Good atmosphere
    Laid Back in the warehouse

    Cons

    Can be strenuous
    Not too many hours

    Advice to Management

    Inventory can become a nightmare for associates when not kept inline


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The company is a joke."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sumter, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good co-workers.
    Never had a bad customer experience there.
    Parking lot sales were really fun.
    PTO from day one.
    Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Management that plays favorites and is condescending.
    Low pay with no hours unless you're either full-time or one of the favorites.
    No benefits for part timers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and stop being condescending and dishonest to your employees. We're the ones that make it happen, not you.


  10. "Good for part time"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team enviroment, good management.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your wages.