Fastenal Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
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Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bryan, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fastenal in July 2014.

Interview Details

Applied online, received email from district manager for me to setup interview with the store manager, interviewed with store manager, then heard nothing for more than 3 weeks after being promised word in less than 2 weeks for a 2nd interview. I had to follow up and was told they done hired someone else and that I need to recontact the district manager, I did with a phone call and email with no response. Unethical treatment of potential employees. In need of HR training.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fastenal in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position, heard back from the Store Manager of the branch I applied for about 5 business days later. Had an interview with the Store Manager and District Manager the next day. Interview was a little tough but I am relatively new to sales and the business. Most of the questions seemed standard but others were person and really got me thinking. I haven't been challenged like that in quite some time by an employer but I am glad I was because my answers are what got me the position. Entire process took about two weeks, includes the first week of waiting for a response to get an interview and waiting on drug testing results to come back. All in all I would say Fastenal has their ducks in a row and they are true to their word.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some long term goals with the company? (Longer than 15 years)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered a fair salary and the the District Mgr added an extra $100.00 a month for the drive I had to make. Its only a 30 min drive but definitely not going to turn down money!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seguin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seguin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fastenal in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty basic, the district manager was more interested in what I could bring to the company from past experience and education rather than simply past experience. The interview was very relaxed and I felt comfortable the entire time. When I transferred to another branch, the interview was over the phone and the new manager felt comfortable enough to hire me based on that.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to collect payment on accounts from customers that have disappeared from the area?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mobile, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mobile, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews. 1. first with the general manager - just basic questions 2. second interview with district manager. He just wants to get to know you and give you the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Not bad, but not very directed towards the job title

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    still going though it.
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fastenal in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was pretty standard. Then I had an "observation interview," where I rode along with a manager to deliver some orders. Took an assessment online and then got a call the next day with a job offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process takes over a month. I had to go through 4 interviews. One was a ride along day where you spend half a day doing work and you don't get paid for it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Fastenal in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Took 2-4 Months by Sad DM. Managers have no real skills!

    Interview Questions
    • Never asked if looking for long term, expected a short term Job!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None! Didn't know till day I started?
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Fastenal in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    1:1 interview with the District Sales Manager
    1:1 interview with the Regional Human Resource Manager
    1:1 interview/ ride-along with the hiring stores manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Fastenal in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied for job at Fastenal.com by taking the test and submitting a resume. Contacted by email by the District Manager to set up an interview. Met with District Manager for about 30-45 minutes. Waited a day and then interviewed with General Manager at my possible branch. Spent the full day shadowing and asking questions about the job, very informal with the General Manager. Day 3 phone call from District Manager with job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating of salary. Didn't even try.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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