Harbor Frieght Tools Employee Reviews

3.4
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Sales & logistics associates (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSAugust 8, 2018
To many chiefs and no enough indians.so much potential is or could be in that store
Customers take advantage of cheap price and discounts and use of tools
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5.0
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Great fun place to learn and work
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 27, 2018
Very fast pace need to be patient and customer service skills company train associates on products and employee's very helpful management also has great open door solutions in any case that might worry an employee
Pros
Great company
Cons
Inconsistent in schedule making
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This Job doesn't give employee enough hours.
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Tucson, AZJuly 21, 2018
This Job doesn't give employee enough hours. Won't give you room for advancement in job. Always feel like your under staff. But doesn't give you but one day a week.
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I self learned everything needed on my own to be the best at the position I was in.
SUPERVISOR SALES (Former Employee) –  New Iberia, LAJune 17, 2018
Worse company I’ve ever worked for in my life by far. Lack of management is at its worst at this company. It would be great for other companies to watch and learn from harbor Frieght on how NOT to manage a company because they are the worse. And it get worse the higher up the chain you go. Lots of harassment and backstabbing. It reminded me of high school. The new Iberia location is the absolute worse mainly due the the manager and assistant manager. It’s a bunch of children.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything and anything you can think of.
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productive work place
Equipment operator (Former Employee) –  Dillon, SCMay 31, 2018
Overall the place its a fun place to work,just management is to much out of content Theres just to much whip and chains going on in there.I got laid off for being hungry and going to breakroom for a sandwhich.
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Its a fun place to work and learn alot.
Customer Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLApril 13, 2018
Its relaxed environment. Working as a team to keep the customers informed of new product.Also keeping the store safe and having great customer service.
Pros
selling benefits
Cons
being paid bi weekly
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Harbor Freight Tools
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Attleboro, MAMarch 6, 2018
A great learning experience, Lots of favoritism, pay isn't great.Hours are not guaranteed, the store manager is very personable. Lots of young kids that work there
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easy going job, management a little too laid back
Logistics Associate (Former Employee) –  Pocatello, IDFebruary 13, 2018
Managers constantly gone and hard to track down, bad work procedure, problems with warehouse restoration making it feel very unsafe during a remodel..
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it's a retail job
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Christiansburg, vaDecember 19, 2017
co-workers are nice, management a hit or miss. most of the time they just walk around pretending to work or acting like a guard. also stress on getting metrics is absurdly high.

that commission bonus for itc/esp sales they say is a benefit is bull as selling them is MANDATORY, as if the store doesn't meet expectations the store entirely may get demmerited. most possibly in year raises being small to nill.
Pros
free lunch on parking lot week ends, paid holiday off on thanksgiving and christmas
Cons
low hours, yet still asking for more employees!
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harbor freight
Sales associate/cashier (Current Employee) –  El Paso, TXNovember 27, 2017
great working place , friendly, commission and hours are flexible and agrees with school schedules and awesome paid time off. great people to wrk with
Pros
paid time off flexible schedules
Cons
commission
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Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lomita, CANovember 6, 2017
management show favoritism and lack experience. disrespectful and rude toward customers. very few management employees uphold the core harbor freight values at the lomita location.
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3.0
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Not good for primary job, ok for second job
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Texarkana, TXOctober 14, 2017
The local management team is wonderful, but corporate runs us on a skeleton crew despite meeting all of our requirements. It is required to get sales of the coupon book and to have sales for the extended warranty. I get an average of 10 hours per week. That being said the crew we work with does quite well.
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No happy
filling, runner, caller, stocking customer service (Former Employee) –  West Allis, WISeptember 17, 2017
Working at harbor frieght was not a good position for me, I was placed in the warehouse where the boxes were way too heavy for a female. I only got paid a little over minimum wage., And their were not any room for advancement.
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It was a fun place to work.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEAugust 28, 2017
A typical day at work was when there was a parking lot sales event and not enough employees to cover. I learned how to do the cycle count for the store and how to work the warehouse. Over all the management team was awesome and also there to help you learn and grow in the company.
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4.0
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Very friendly staff
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Rock Hill, SCJune 13, 2017
The staff and management are easy going and friendly. I had a great interview with the manager on duty and they are willing to work with my schedule.
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Unprofessional
Assistant Head Cashier (Former Employee) –  Clifton, NJJune 1, 2017
When I worked for Harbor Freight Tools in Clifton it wasn't very safe. They didn't have security or cameras so thieves would run in and out of the store. When they did eventually get cameras it wasn't for the thieves they were for the staff instead.
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Good Company to work for but rough on middle management
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Lake Park, FLApril 20, 2017
Hours and shift changes sometimes in mid shift. Oversee the front end and help customers both on and off the register. When customer traffic is done you are filling shelves and cleaning
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Nice place to work
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Dillon, SCApril 10, 2017
Harbor Freight is a nice place to Work. They have good work hours and very good benefits as an employee.. Numerous opportunities to higher your self in job positioning..
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Cashier (Former Employee) –  Wichita Falls, TXMarch 6, 2017
Its a great job for someone who is still in school looking for a job. The only hard part about the job is getting customers to buy the Inside Track Club.
Pros
Dont have to do much
Cons
Staying in one place all shift
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5.0
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Great store with great benefits. Also commission pay opportunities! !!
Retail Clerk (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 18, 2016
This company is a great company. As the one first in ny. It has a lot of useful tools and equipment. They also gave opportunity for growth. Love the commission kept me highly motivated.
Pros
Commission opportunity
Cons
Part time
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