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Sales Support (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

ProsPay is average (if you work overtime) and full benefits are nice. Flexible schedule in some cases. Advancement is based on sales numbers which makes sense, you do get what you work for.

ConsBeing a women in this company makes advancement seem unlikely if you are not living near or able to drive to corp. head quarters. Can't help but feel the 'good old boys' atmosphere EVERYDAY. When someone doesn't hit sales numbers for some reason they don't get fired they just get moved around to a different store or a different position. I understand that thought process if it's happening just once but for it happen to someone multiple times and they are never let-go or removed from sales... at some point management should man up and fire/demote the person.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OVERWORKED/UNDERPAID

    OUTSIDE SALES (Former Employee) Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Fastenal full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Great sales training and a lot of independence. Flexible for part… Cons: Both salary and hourly employees are expected to work 50… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your salespeople. They are in contact with the customer on a regular basis and know… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    2 people found this helpful  

    If you just want to learn and not make money while having weekends and holidays off- this job is for you.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than a year


    Pros: No weekends unless your store moves- then if you are salaried you are screwed and will work… Cons: As outside sales- 50 hours, crappy pay, micromanagement, too many 'responsibilities' that take away from your time selling. Very little control of 'selling' to your… Advice to Senior Management: Read the reviews of your company and learn from them. It would be a dangerous company if you values your employees at all- instead of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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