Fastenal

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Kind of a do it yourself culture with the help of a forklift and a Dodge Ram

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK

I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than a year)

Pros

You have the opportunity to learn about many industries as well as lots of specifics.
Decent Base Pay plus Commission is available

Cons

Commissioned jobs require at least a Bachelors Degree
Job is micro-managed on several levels
Management has been with the company forever and doesn't change at the GM or above often

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Someone to needs to move Oberton down to the basement.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start, horrible place to stay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up if you're a punctual hard worker. Promotions happen fast because nobody stays very long.

    Cons

    Infested with "corporate culture". No top-down management, which they excuse by claiming that it is "decentralized". If you're salaried, expect to make mid-$30's while working as many hours as they want you to, sometimes weekends, sometimes getting called back in after your shift ended. Very few pleasant people to work with in the DC. They continue to waste money on expensive automated equipment that never works correctly. They will hire any thug off the streets, so if you're a lead or above, don't expect quality employees. Can't blame them though for the part-time, no benefits, and $10/hour with no raises EVER.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just give up.

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

    Good start for sales career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (more than a year)

    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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