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Great starting spot for someone looking for sales experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Sales Experience Relationship building Team building Goal driven

Cons

Structure of how Fastenal goes to market Compensation

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Lured in with false promises and hopes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Initial 3 month period there is overtime -Driving a Dodge Ram! -Great sales experience; territory management, B2B, cold calling, account managing... all sales experiences here will equate to greater success in the future -Meeting with blue collar customers (more laid back, friendly, outgoing) -Traveling occasionally to locations such as Wynona, MN (loved it there, met many great people that work for the company), Indianapolis, Orlando, etc -Great week long training in Wynona... very informative, will learn many sales techniques

    Cons

    Where to start... -Poor pay and commission/bonus structure -I was told I would be an outside sales associate, yet I'm stuck working in the store 90% of the time -Horrible upper management that makes false promises -Never able to handle any account that performs over $500 month -I was told branch I'd be going into is successful (it was bottom performing branch) -Managers are often egomaniacal and do not care about their employees -You WILL meet some absolutely rude customers (not Fastenal's fault) -INSULTING christmas bonus (a box of candy? Wow, thanks Fastenal) -Insane amount of competition out there

    Advice to Management

    Revise pay structure, get more part timers in stores so outside sales associates can do their job properly, make sure that help is available for associates. Bottom line: let outside sales associates do their job.


  2. OVERWORKED/UNDERPAID

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales training and a lot of independence. Flexible for part time employees going to college. Easy to get hired out of college.

    Cons

    Both salary and hourly employees are expected to work 50 hrs a week with no overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your salespeople. They are in contact with the customer on a regular basis and know what they want better than you do. Too much turnover of employees is not good for the customer.


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