Overnight Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 23, 2015
overnight stocker,unloaded trailer,which was the hardest part as we sold large generators an tools.working along side with coworkers an management. the most enjoyable part was working an assisting customers.
Assistant manager (Former Employee) – East Peoria, IL – November 19, 2015
I was the store manager and liked the work at Family Dollar but just didn't like the hours I put in. I was working an average of 60-70 hours a week. It actually was the best job that I have had in the last few years. Just needed a better district manager too help me work through things in stead of him telling me I am the store manager figure things out. So that is just what I did. I was doing my job and his job also.
Office Support (Current Employee) – Dillon, SC – November 15, 2015
I work as an office support for this company. I enjoy my work, I like working within a team to meet and excel the company's expectation of us. The duties itself isn't hard, yet it's demanding and it offers a lot of new challenges daily in which we tackle with pride. I'm grateful to be given the opportunity to be promoted to work as an office support and I enjoy the benefits and responsibilities that comes with the job.
Retail Cashier (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – November 15, 2015
Always fast-paced and very busy with customers going in and out. As well as taking care of them and providing the best customer service you can. Going as far as helping them with certain products to just saying hi to acknowledge their presence in our store. Management is always willing to jump in when we don't know the answer to something needed by our customers or are at least willing to help them at best of their abilities. Hardest part of my job I would say is when someone is having a bad day and your just trying to give them the best customer service and lighten their day a little and it seems to have no affect. Most enjoyable day would be the opposite of my hardest part, being my customers they can just make your day with an instant. Its the reoccurring faces and knowing how they are what their doing and the projects they are working on whether its home projects or if its work projects.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Woodland Hills, CA – November 14, 2015
Harbor Freight Tools is a unique workplace that brings a lot of culture together. People can be working on the improvement of their own physical property, or they could be getting little toys for holidays. People are all around for their own reason, and its always an interesting story.
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Oxnard, CA – November 13, 2015
Dysfunctional company. Son of Owner is nothing like his exceptional father that founded the company. He doesn't seem to care about the workers. Poor communication between different departments causes many delays in production. I would not recommend to a friend.
Huge rift between Upper management and lower level employees
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Moreno Valley, CA – November 13, 2015
Working for this company sucks!! Its like torture having to come into work for little minded managers. The pay sucks the only way to make a decent amount of money is selling memberships and extended service plans (FYI sucks). The managers don't appreciate you, the scheduling sucks if you're good at your job and have the most memberships and service plans they schedule you for less hours and they always call you on your day off expecting you to come into work because someone was a no show. Co workers aren't that friendly it's like high school all over a lot of drama and a lot fake "friends"
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fredericksburg, VA – November 10, 2015
A typical day at HFT involves running a cash register, stocking shelves and other normal day to day activities. I have learned a lot about tools, and how to work as a team. They are very relaxed and as long as I got my tasks done they were very nice. I have grown to be friends with a lot of my co-workers. Most are not college educated. The hardest part of my job, was dealing with customers who thought just because I am a women I do not know anything about tools. The most enjoyable part of my job is the interactions I have with different people everyday, and being able to use my knowledge to help the people around me.
PTO for non full time employees.
The regulations have changed so much, they are always becoming more ridiculous, and complicated
Taking in a truck that pallets look like and do end up tipping over. It is a very dangerous job. Time limits are expected to be executed even though the company gives you some hours and the manager gives you others
Cashier (Current Employee) – A Store – October 23, 2015
You never really know what your real job is since you may be a cashier one day and a warehouse assistant the next. Been with the company almost two years and have seen more turnover in regular employees and managers than I have ever seen at any other job. 10 store managers, warehouse managers, head cashiers, and other managers have come and gone in the past 2 years. No opportunity for advancement and not sure you want it with that kind of an expectation of the future.