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Former GM

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Former Employee - General Manager in New Kensington, PA
Former Employee - General Manager in New Kensington, PA

I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

great sales experience, good corporate structure, good benefits

Fastenal is a very smart company. Fastenal knows exactly what they need to accomplish to secure that their stock will be successful.

Cons

limited advancement opportunities, micro-managed, compensation dependent, extremely performance based, low end of salary range

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consolidate branches and incorporate a single territory manager who would be responsible for growing new and existing customer. Web-only sale of products.

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    District Manager

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - District Manager in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fastenal has been a great place to work and grow as a business person. It's a very fast paced company that innovative company that has strong moral values towards customers and employees. Management is always fair and reasonable.

    Cons

    Not gonna make $1M a year working for this company, but the right mindset and work ethic will give you a very competitive pay amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing good people. There's a lot of room for growth and we're going after it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales Support

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career advancement, flexible with school schedule, in case you relocate or wish to travel they are an MNC and are very helpul in finding you work elsewhere.

    Cons

    Very agressive growth demands (not sustainable future) pay structure for OSP positions could be improved. Lean staffing = overworked and can lead to burning out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in human capital, take the time to aquedatly train both sales support, and OSP positions. The resources are their, but not the time... Most but not all stores are run too lean, and when one person leaves it's a get "another body in there" approach, rather than having adequate coverage and time to get the next employee up to speed about their customers and market in which they serve.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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