Fastenal

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

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

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  1. 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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good start for sales career

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sarasota, FL

    Pros

    Fastenal is interested in developing a strong sales force.
    When you obtain to a position of outside sales you have a lot of autonomy to develop relationships with customers. The company is interested in an employees career development.

    Cons

    Give employees a more formal training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional Managers should work more closely with the General store managers to develop a sales team rather than just worrying about the numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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