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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Fastenal

Pros

Very decentralized, so you get a fair amount of leeway in how you run your book of business, depending on who your manager and district manager is.

Cons

10 hour days... if you keep your growth up you can make good money... If you hit a wall and stop growing or you have even a bad month your commission decreases GREATLY. You are also responsible for making sure your customers pay their bill. If they go over 90 days delinquent they take the commission back... and even if the customer eventually pays they don't give you the commission back. Also, the way you are scored and paid changes ALOT.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop changing the way branches function, as well as how commission is paid so much.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Fastenal

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    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good job to have in college. Gave me a broad understanding of distribution. Gained experience in receiving, sourcing, quoting prices, placing orders, delivering products, customer service, and retail. No doubt that this led to my first internship in supply chain.

    Cons

    7am starts are not fun while in college. Other than that, it really depends on your general manager, and there is a high turnover rate. I worked for three GMs in one year... some I liked working for... some I didn't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fastenal has a variety of construction products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Great pay hourly
    Get to learn a lot of different products

    Cons

    Management was really unorganized, was supposed to have an internship there and they never gave me one after I started working part-time, which they told me I had to do to get an internship. Also didn't really seem to care that I was a student

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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