On average, employees at Harbor Freight Tools give their company a 3.2 rating out of 5.0 - which is 20% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Harbor Freight Tools employees are Store Managers submitting an average rating of 1.7.
"This is the worst company ever. Maybe a dollar retailer is worse. You will work yourself into the ground, and it will still not be good enough. The company does a very good job of giving you almost enough staff to never get anything done so projects continually roll over and when that one fleeting moment where everything gets done and sales goals are being met, the rug gets pulled and it’s everyone’s fault. Store managers primarily are awful. They really only have one job in the office and that is to write the schedule but they stay in there all week. Avoid this place. Don’t even shop here."
"Great company to work at with some minor issues: Pros 1. Super friendly working environment - Most people I am working with are very friendly. 2. Lunch Room with Free Snacks and Coffee - Department may buy free meals occasionally. 3. Employee Discount - 20% off daily discount, and 25% during the holiday. 4. Worldwide sourcing and development team - You have many overseas travel opportunities if that is what you want. 5. Rapid expanding - More than 1100 stores in the US. 6. Flexible Working Schedule - Ask your supervisor if you can work from home, and its permanent, 7. Other benefits include 401K match, insurances, carpool, etc. Cons: 1. Founder involves daily operation heavily. - means, he may want to do one thing today and go in a different direction tomorrow. 2. Cost is more important than quality - most of the time, cost wins. 3. No Life & Work balance. Thousands of factories are in Asia, need to work literally 24 hours a day to confirm all project status. 4. More tasks will be assigned to you - just overnight. 5. IT infrastructure is OUTDATED - IT needs to upgrade IT 100 years ago!"
"Harbor Frieght Tools is a wonderful company. Unfortunately I was there on a temporary assignment that ended when the pandemic hit. I would love to work there again and am currently interviewing with them to see if there is a remote role for me."
"I had a great experience at this company. The management was kind and treated me very well. The only issues I had with the company was the low payment, and I wasn't allowed to work more than 20 hours a week. I want to work full-time"
"Good company to work, if you are tech savy then hard to learn."
"Great company with great benefits, schedule s little difficult for work-life balance. Compensation is decent but worth a lot more for expected duties."
"I work at Harbor Freight. It’s a job where the pay sucks. They expect a lot for such little pay. The turnover rate is horrible."
"Good company reputable company"
"Ready to step into a new arena with a growing company"
"I actually love my job. It is very challenging and expect to work extremely hard for what you get."
"The work is easy. The only real problem is they only give 10 to 20 hours per week."
"HFT is a great place to start your career. Diligence and dedication will take you places... usually to a better company!"
"Complete lack of management. Managers only manage their own careers. There is an on-call rotation but in reality you're on-call 24/7. No training unless you want to pay out-of-pocket and use your own vacation time. This is where careers go to die. Complete good 'ol boy shop. If you're not outside friends with your manager you have no career path. You're a chair warmer."
"If you value your career at all don't go here. The managers only manage their careers and anyone below senior management has no voice. If you're just looking for somewhere to warm a chair this might be for you if you can stand it. No training. Careers go here to die."
"After a brutal reorganization, there's better management but plenty of stupid"
What do you like about working at Harbor Freight Tools?
"There's a start-up vibe with more stability than you'd find in a company that is launching. Pretty good access to VP level leadership. Most of the leadership isn't set in their ways and some projects can get done quickly."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Go in with both eyes wide open and don't burn any bridges behind you. The revolving door spins pretty fast here."
What don't you like about working at Harbor Freight Tools?
"There's a horrendous amount of inefficiency and waste. Top performers go unrecognized and unrewarded while while ineffective loose canons get promoted. Lots of wheel-spinning and very unstable at the top."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Recognize people who perform and move them into positions of greater responsibility."
Harbor Freight Tools has an overall rating of 3.2 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 24 Harbor Freight Tools Review Ratings left anonymously by Harbor Freight Tools employees, which is 18% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 58% of employees would recommend working at Harbor Freight Tools.
Harbor Freight Tools employees earn $40,500 annually on average, or $19 per hour, which is 39% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 14 Harbor Freight Tools employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Harbor Freight Tools Salaries by Job Title.
58% of employees would recommend working at Harbor Freight Tools with the overall rating of 3.2 out of 5. Employees also rated Harbor Freight Tools 2.7 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.1 for Rewards You Receive, 2.8 for Growth Opportunities and 2.9 for support you get.
According to our data, the highest paying job at Harbor Freight Tools is a VP of Supply Chain at $181,000 annually. Browse Harbor Freight Tools Salaries by Job Profile.
According to our data, the lowest paying job at Harbor Freight Tools is a Sales Clerk at $14,000 annually. Browse Harbor Freight Tools Salaries by Job Profile.
According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Harbor Freight Tools to be People You Work With, Person You Work For, Rewards You Receive and Way You Work, and cons to be Company Culture and Growth Opportunities.
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