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friendly co-workers and emloyers
Warehouse Inspector Technician (Current Employee), Dillon, SCSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: provides an income
Cons: doesn`t pay much
Friendly co-workers and employees, a satisfying position but leaves more to be desired when it comes to the pay.
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Worst Job Ever!
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee), Lafayette, LASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything - terrible pay, hard, demanding physical labor, little to no training, short lunches, short breaks, management always talking down to you, sporadic hours, no set schedule
Slave labor is what this company takes pride in. Pay is terrible for hard, demanding physical labor. Hours sporadic..you never know what kind of hours you will get each week..sometimes 25 a week, other times 10. Management is horrible..they love talking down to the employees while demanding they work twice as hard as they do while getting paid half – more... as much. Little to no training..I had a manager yell at me my first week for not knowing how to do something that no one ever trained me how to do in the first place! I should have quit and walked out then because things only got worse as the weeks went on. Was there for a month and quit because I had more than enough of this dreadful place. Overall, this was by far the worst job experience I have ever had. Avoid this place at all costs! – less
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Challenging environment that provides many growth opportunities
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Modesto, CASeptember 14, 2014
Pros: two paid holidays, many advancement opportunities
I've learned so much with this company. When I started I was a relatively new ASM who had only handled cash and minor store operations. Through HFT I've learned how to run a store in its entirety, from Human Resources, to Warehouse operations to P&L.
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Productive workplace
Cashier (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: commision
Cons: healthcare, fraternization, favoritisim
As an associate I arrive and clock in afterwards I head out to the front perform my cashier duties. I learned how to solve problems, handle payments and effectively resolve conflict. Management is likeable, but they could use some professionalism. Co-workers are nice, but not as productive as they could be, policies aren't followed. Hardest part would – more... have to be going against the company policies. I enjoy the job when everyone is working as a team. – less
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Stepping Stone to other opportunities
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Jonesboro, ARSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: spiffs on extended service plans and memberships
Cons: 30 minute lunches and lack of input received
Typical day at work could range from 4 AM. to 4 AM. depending on the project for the day. It is a project oriented company. So much so that it leaves very few hours to dedicate to actually being on the sales floor and making sales. Management does what they can with what they are given. Its as a company more about doing everything to the letter and – more... leaving any thought or insight you might have out. The answer to everything is "that's just the way it is. Make it work." Coworkers are what keep most of us employed. We have a mutual respect for each other and that goes a long way to being content in the job. It is a workout often lifting and loading large products several times throughout the day. It is enjoyable now. I call it a stepping stone because the average persons body is not likely to endure this type of activity for an entire career. Hardest part of the job making time for the customers. Working various projects such as the truck and working recal can be enjoyable if everyone shows up that is scheduled. Overall it is an enjoyable job most days and the benefits are really reasonable and cover fairly well. – less
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Tool Store
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Former Employee), Lakeland, FLSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
A lot of fun people to work with, customers were great and the manager was amazing!
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Fun customers.
Friendly customer service (Former Employee), Everett, WASeptember 9, 2014
Unprofessional management, completely unorganized. Don't hire the right people for the job.
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District Manager (Former Employee), Calabassa, CASeptember 5, 2014
Pros: compensation
Cons: tenured employees offered severance packages to move on
Travel extensively throughout the state of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi
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Needs Help
Warehouse Worker/Sales Floor personnel (Former Employee), Cross Lanes, WVSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: it was a job
Cons: no health care and low wages for what was expected
This place of business could be better if they ran things with better management. Sometimes i would have two or three people telling me what to do. That is what made the job confusing and hard at times, because you wouldn't know the rite way to get something done or who to try and please with your hard work. Most of the time they would be out of items – more... that people would always buy. They would have these free coupons in there ads and be out of them also. – less
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Great place to work for.
Head Cashier (Former Employee), Mesa, AzSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: work environment, fast paced, in house permotion
Most of my days consisted of opening procedures for the store, making sure all the product on the inventory report was and everything else was stocked and where it needed to be, talking and helping customers, coaching cashiers, bank deposits, overriding for cashiers when needed. I learned time management, making employees accountable for their tasks, – more... organizing paperwork and files, making sure everything was to company standards. The management I worked with were incredible and they pushed me to be better than I already was to get me ready for the next step in the company. The hardest part of my job was making mistakes but that is all part of the learning process. I would love to find another company that will teach me more because I crave to learn new things – less
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Has potential, but sadly falls short
Cashier (Former Employee), CaliforniaAugust 30, 2014
Pros: friendly coworkers
Cons: horrible payroll practices
Where to begin. There really is no safety training. Firsy day on job...cleaned the place like it was opening day. I understand wanting to have a presentable store - but when it is expected to take three hours before opening...there is something wrong here.

Schedules are posted and edited or a call is made to fill last minute shifts. Bad planning on – more... management's behalf.

But the real kicker here is how they pay. Signing up for direct deposit doesn't mean you will be paid electronically. It means your first check is mailed out on payday and it can take up to three pay periods to even have your pay set up. Who does this? Sorry, but this is not a place you want to work for even if you are just getting started or are reentering the work force.

The friendly coworkers are great...but if you want to make friends - there is a social network for that.

Skip this place of you actually want to get paid.

And if you request morning hours...expect to be scheduled at 4am or 5am. – less
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great place, calm enviroment
Cashier, customer service, Night team (Former Employee), Vancouver WashingtonAugust 29, 2014
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: no pay increase
management was eager to help in any situation,,
good environment, easy to learn
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great store and great products
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee), richmond vaAugust 29, 2014
great store and fun place to work, the best part was the product return policy, great store to work for
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Not worth it
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee), Hayward, CAAugust 28, 2014
Pros: fun co-workers
Cons: company doesnt care about employees, bad pay, no benefits, just not worth the time and effort
The management is disorganized, constantly changing the schedule, pay is not enough for the amount of work they want you to do. Really only good for someone still in school looking to earn a little pocket cash.
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Easy job but offers no hours to work.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Montclair, CAAugust 27, 2014
Pros: friendly co-workers
Cons: very poor management and no hours available
It is an easy job, simple task of unloading trucks and stocking shelves, no biggie. It's the management that makes the days terrible. They expect us to work faster just so they can cut 2 hours from our shift. On top of them cutting hours, they keep hiring more people which also doesn't help because then we are competing for hours even more. When I started – more... I was getting on average 25 - 28 hours a week, now I am only getting 16 hours because they keep cutting hours to make us go home early and they make us compete with the new hires. – less
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Most tasks can be very physically demanding at this job
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Dillon, SCAugust 21, 2014
Most tasks can be very physically demanding at this job. Its relatively easy to roll over and get hired through the company.
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Sales Associate (Former Employee), Altoona, PAAugust 18, 2014
unload trucks,stock shelves,assist customers, co workers where fun to be around.
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awesome
Cashier (Former Employee), Milwaukie, ORAugust 15, 2014
management is very nice. The work environment is very fast paced, and the customers are always very grateful of being helped out.
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Nice workplace, poor location
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), North Hollywood, CAAugust 15, 2014
Pros: fun and easy co-workers, plus commission
Cons: bad area. low hours
It was a nice place to work, it was just that the location of the store was not in the best area. Can be very dangerous at night with the kind of people walking around at that certain time.
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Harbor Freight
Cashier (Current Employee), San Diego, CAAugust 14, 2014
Pros: everything
Guiding customers to the correct aisle or answering questions. I've learned how to use the register and my management and co-workers are amazing in working with me. The hardest part is getting people to sign up for a membership but it is out weighed by providing excellent customer service.

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