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An eye-opening experience, into the world of industrial sales.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Fastenal part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible Hours with college classes

Cons

Tough market to sell in.

Advice to Management

Lower Prices

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Starts off decent, then they suck you dry!

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales trainee started off decent. Fair pay, plus you got paid overtime. Very extensive sales training and product knowledge. Mostly good people you work with. It is a good job to dip your hands in a wide variety of indusrties to figure out where you would like to pursue a REAL career.

    Cons

    Becoming more and more corporate ran. As you advance, you work harder and longer and get paid less. In the three years I was there the pay structure changed numorus times and the salesmen got paid less and less. Turnover rate is very bad, but that is typical for a sales position. Once sales trainee is complete you make salery and work 50 hours a week and do not get paid overtime. All the company cares about is growth and their stock holders. The company needs to go back to its roots and realize that it is the salesmen that drive the business. If you don't pay them well, they won't sell well. Stop trying to grow so much, so fast, and invest in your employees!! Oh, and stop giving us a stupid box of candy for a Christmas bonus. REALLY!!

    Advice to Management

    Get out!! you work hard and grow your business and then they split it in half and give it to a new guy and you loose half your pay!


  2. hang on for the ride

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can earn good salary if you can meet performance expectations. advancement opportunities basically running your own business

    Cons

    "all in" mentality leaves little time for family long hours needed to accomplish what is expected

    Advice to Management

    its not all about numbers, look at the good people


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