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Decent Job if you work hard

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Current Employee - Sales Support in Jackson, MS
Current Employee - Sales Support in Jackson, MS

I have been working at Fastenal part-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Big company with a ton of vendors
Company Truck
Lots of interesting clientelle

Cons

7-5 every day and then some
very repetetive work

Advice to Management

Pay higher wages to reduce turnover

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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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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    Former general manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn right out of college
    Took what I learned and went into pharmaceutical sales

    Cons

    7-5, then more
    Really low pay
    Understaffed
    Way to many goals (Vending, Web Actives, Government Account, PPS, Actives, Margin, Freight, Sales, Past Dues, New Accounts, 3PL, Industrial Services, Vendor Appointments, Safety Specialists, Metalcutting Specialists, Vending Specialists) - Can't we just sell.
    The Christmas bonus really is a box of candy. Been that was all 7 years I was there.
    Small territories = hard to grow
    Understaffed again...
    Price guidance was reason I left. They installed prices to customers that were 3-4 times more expensive than Fastenal's competitors. I had a ton of pissed customers complaining about price, and there was nothing I could do about it. Happy I'm gone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more full time employees/Get rid of Part Time support
    GET RID OF PRICE GUIDANCE
    Improve Vending process (Don't force stores to sell them, and then pull them when customer isn't hitting $2000 spend from them)
    Stock more items at the hubs. Like ALOT more.
    Don't screw employees by not shipping stuff you have at the hubs. (this happens alot)
    Improve your website. Grainger, McMasterCarr, MSC all way better.
    Put your stores in better spots.
    ADVERTISE

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