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Harbor Freight Tools Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Harbor Freight Tools CEO Eric Smidt
Eric Smidt
783 Ratings
Pros
  • "Full time employees earns 188 hours of paid time off in their first year(in 86 reviews)

  • "Company prefers to promote from within; You can start as a part time associate and work your way to management in just a year or two(in 66 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management unreasonable expectations of work task unreasonable(in 65 reviews)

  • "I would like our part time associates to work a minimum of 20 hrs a week(in 62 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, good pay, great hours, benefits, full time

    Cons

    Terrible management and upper management

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-08-26
  2. "Not a great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of time and effort spent to improve tool quality

    Cons

    No concern from upper management about work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Don't just say you are trying to improve, do something about it

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-11-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits the people you work with

    Cons

    upper management work life balance in retail means nothing

    Advice to Management

    listen to more stores across the us and not just california

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-08-20
  4. "Logistics Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Springfield, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Upper management unreasonable expectations of work task unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    This is a super fast growing company. My advice is to slow down a little bit. Spend some time with your people.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-06-16
  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Du Bois, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Late hours. No backing from upper management

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-06-05
  6. "Not a fair employer"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Freight Tools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Customers, associates, easy job, and benefits

    Cons

    Micromanaged, pay, work-life balance, upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They want to do a good job.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-03-10
  7. Helpful (4)

    "horrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company. opening stores nationwide.

    Cons

    Terrible culture. Upper management in the region and division lead through fear and intimidation. Completely contrary to what the company claims it stand for. Stores have to unload truck in below zero temps, no docks, no heaters.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-01-27
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation for upper management is good.

    Cons

    A very political environment which measures ones performance on perception alone. Even numerical indicators of performance can be perceived through upper management as “how one contributed” to that number. Several individuals within the company have too much influence on executive management that these opportunities are over looked!

    Advice to Management

    Eric Schmidt should take a real close look at store operations . Humility and a “Great Place to Work” is preached by this department however they do not follow their own advice. They belittle employees and flaunt their arrogance openly, it’s all a show! Many are frightened to come forward in fear of retaliation.

    Harbor Freight Tools2019-01-22
  9. "Sales supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harbor Freight Tools full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, discounts, benefits, advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Strict upper management, hires externally for management positions

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-11-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales & Logistics Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly none No drug test Background check criteria low (as long as you hadn’t killed anyone)

    Cons

    Upper management No real training Scheduling No work life balance Only hires external management Pay vs. job requirements NO Positive reinforcement

    Advice to Management

    Tame your egos because they will get you nothing but quick yet poor results in the end, you’re not that good so stop abusing the ones that are your strongest workers.

    Harbor Freight Tools2018-10-17
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