Fastenal

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Great work experience, covering numerous aspects of business

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Support in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Sales Support in Cleveland, OH

I have been working at Fastenal full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Part time pay, job security, co-workers. Great experience for anyone looking for part time work, they expect you to stay with the company and when you perform well you are rewarded for it.

Cons

Low starting salary with limited advancement in Full Time. Either way the company is straight forward and does well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing the same

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Employees not priority

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Winona, MN

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work isn't bad, opportunity to move up if you know the right people, are pretty, or are in with the boozing golf club. Pretty flexible hours wise

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, cronyism run rampant.... no performance reviews, no raises and bonuses taken away if company goes below 10% growth... creative accounting to make sure shareholders profit and this profit is paid for by employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees as much as customers. Fix the who you know atmoshpere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for Part-Time but upper management is terrible at Fastenal

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    $10 hourly is not bad for a part-time job while in school.
    Fairly easy entry to get your foot in the door for sales, if that's what you want.

    Cons

    District managers are terrible and do not support their managers or stores at all. DM's and RVP's consistently tear down their sales people at the store level who do the hard work day in and day out, and then expect success out of us. Company prides itself on the GM's being the "manager of your own business" but in reality they have no control over it and if you're not the District Manager's robot they'll force you out. It's no mystery why Fastenal has a bad reputation for employee dissatisfaction!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your stores and sales people and actually help them succeed! Sending threatening emails multiple times a day is what Fastenal has conditioned their District Managers to do... it's not good management!! Maybe, just maybe, point out the positives in store sales growth, margin, etc, instead of pounding nothing but negativity into our heads every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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