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Great work experience, covering numerous aspects of business

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Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Sales Support in Cleveland, OH

I have been working at Fastenal full-time for 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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    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 for 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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    Inside Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid back atmosphere, good hours

    Cons

    poor pay, go through phases of being greatly pressured to push tatics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give back more to employees and ease up successful stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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