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- "very good part time job good pay and always rewarding employees" (in 246 reviews)
- "Good benefits if you are full" (in 186 reviews)
- "Great place to work and people are great" (in 120 reviews)
- "You receive a small portion of time off on each paycheck depending on the hours you work." (in 95 reviews)
- "Some great coworkers they gave me a job" (in 57 reviews)
- "It just reeks of poor management and a lack of caring of who is promoted to what position." (in 173 reviews)
- "bad manager they contradict everything" (in 83 reviews)
- "early and long hours on some days" (in 81 reviews)
- "No work life balance work 2 or 3 overnights followed by an early shift then a close." (in 74 reviews)
- "Upper management is horrible." (in 63 reviews)
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- 2.0Apr 27, 2021Sales SupervisorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsPhoenix, AZ
benefits are good and the pay is ok
no work life balance be prepared to have your schedule changed all the timeHarbor Freight Tools Response3y
Thank you for your feedback. We would not be able to achieve all that we do without hard-working associates like you. At Harbor Freight, we provide our associates with visibility to their schedules at least two weeks in advance so if our associates have any concerns, they can reach out and connect with their Store Managers. We believe in creating a work/life balance for all our associates and we also encourage our associates to reach out to their HR Partners if they have any other concerns they would like to share. Your comments will be shared with the appropriate HR Partners. Thank you for your continued hard work in Phoenix, AZ and we look forward to seeing you grow!
- 5.0Jul 30, 2023Store ManagerFormer Employee
There was great Work/Life Balance and Structure
Only having 12-20 associates per store can be a challenge during large workload weeks.Harbor Freight Tools Response5mo
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We would not be able to accomplish all that we do without hardworking leaders like you. At Harbor Freight, we value people above all else and we are committed to building work-life balance for all our Associates. Thank you for your hard work and we wish you all the best!
- 1.0Feb 27, 2015Senior StaffCurrent EmployeeCalabasas, CA
Nice Corporate Facility. GOOD COFFEE
Management un-interested in doing the right thing. No ethics at any level. Accuse (motto). 'we are privately held' Absolutely no work life balance Organization abuses salaried associates lives Set up to fail is common3
- 4.0Aug 30, 2023Sales AssociateCurrent EmployeeWarrenton, VA
Good life work balance and associates
Retail is the only downfallHarbor Freight Tools Response3mo
We appreciate your valuable feedback and want to express our gratitude to dedicated Associates like you. We are firmly committed to establishing a nurturing and positive work environment. We strongly encourage you to communicate any concerns you may have with your Store Manager. Your hard work in Warrenton, VA is greatly valued, and we are glad to have you on the team.
- 5.0Aug 15, 2018Assistant Store Manager SalesCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearOshkosh, WI
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.
You need a wide open availability. Which is not a problem for me but something something people should be aware of.2Harbor Freight Tools Response6y
We greatly appreciate you sharing your detailed feedback and are happy that you're enjoying your time with Harbor Freight Tools! Thanks for being a part of the team in Oshkosh; we look forward to your growth here with us.
- 2.0Jul 20, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeMuskogee, OK
Good vacation, good benefits if your full time. Steady paycheck. Not to hard of a job. Above minimum wage for entry level positions. Possibly of making a killing on commission if you have the drive. Some but limited room for advancement (depending on your store and district manager).
The limitation of advancement also has it's drawbacks. Constant price changes or ad events where the only thing that changes is the message on the tag 90% of the time. Extremely micromanaged environment do not dare to deviate from SOP even in the slightest or there goes your raise or worse. Do not promote from within. (Seen many good people deserving people who go above and beyond for the sake of the company get shafted because of the determination to bring in everyone from the outside). High turnover. No work life balance work 2 or 3 overnights followed by an early shift then a close. Constantly reminding the cashiers to meet there numbers on the programs and name collection or be ready to sign PMR's. Never get to travel for the holidays because of black Friday side walk sales. Overtime forbidden.2Harbor Freight Tools Response7y
Thank you for your time with Harbor Freight Tools! We are working very hard to be a better place to work and shop and couldn't do it without our AWESOME associates around the country. We are committed to constant improvement and making sure that our associates are happy and learning so we appreciate your feedback. We wish you all the best on your career journey.
- 5.0Nov 24, 2021Store ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsOgden, UT
Company is continually looking to improve how they can best serve that internal customer. Never been with a company that actually proves how they value you on a daily bases by decisions from the top. Blown away!!!!
Work life balance due to chain reaction from having a semi- small team in the first place.Harbor Freight Tools Response3y
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are always happy to hear from our hardworking leaders. As an organization, we value people above all else and we are committed to creating a work/life balance for all our Associates. Please know that we regularly monitor Associate feedback in our efforts of continuous improvement. Thank you for your continued hard work and we’re glad to have you on the team!
- 4.0Apr 27, 2023Store ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
The company cares about its employees. They pay well and have good benefits.
They allow the RVP’s to run the show. Company is not on same page when it comes to things such as staffing and what work life balance is1Harbor Freight Tools Response8mo
Thank you for dedicating over six years of your career to Harbor Freight. We depend on leaders like you to make Harbor Freight a great place to work and a great place to shop. We want you to know that your feedback is important to us, and we encourage you to reach out to your HR partners regarding any concerns or suggestions. Thank you for your continued hard work and we are glad to have you on the team!
- 4.0Sep 25, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The environment is friendly and very helpful. Be ready to work hard and have fun at the same time. This company really does value its employees and values their work life balance.
Pay and annual increase are not the greatest.
- 5.0May 10, 2023Warehouse SupervisorFormer Employee
Pay is ok for the work Good insurance Bonuses
Work life balance can be very hard if you work on the logistics side of a busy locationHarbor Freight Tools Response7mo
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our goal is to build a great place to work and provide our Associates with a work/life balance. We highly encourage our Associates to reach out to their Store Manager regarding any concerns. Thank you for your hard work and we wish you all the best.