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OVERWORKED/UNDERPAID

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Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Grand Rapids, MI
Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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  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. Great starting spot for someone looking for sales experience

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales Experience
    Relationship building
    Team building
    Goal driven

    Cons

    Structure of how Fastenal goes to market
    Compensation


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