Fastenal

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Lots of turn over

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Specialist in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Account Specialist in Portland, OR

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

Pros

because of the high turnover there is room for advancement. If you get the right GM and DM its a good place to work. They offer lots of really good training.

Cons

the pay is low. They always expect more and more out you with out a raise in pay.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Worst Company in the World

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    They tell you that you are your own boss and to run it like it's your business, not really true. The only pro is how much freedom the full time employees have.

    Cons

    Micro-management, unreasonable goals, nothing is ever good enough, benefits are terrible, and vending machines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you paid your employees what they deserve instead of saying "If you want a raise go sell more" you may not have such a high turn-rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fired via TEXT MSG after not hitting sales goals due to 3 factory shut downs in my sales territory.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Fastenal School of Business-Training
    Advancement Opportunity (due to high turnover)
    Unpredictable days - always something new

    Cons

    I took a failing store and doubled the sales the first year, then the 2nd year, but on the 3rd year the sales took a nose dive due to factory closings...and they fired me..via TEXT.
    No loyalty to hard working employees.
    Warped commission structure = NO Commission
    NO raises
    Long hours doing everything from scrubbing toilets, unloading trucks, taking phone orders, picking orders, selling and delivering as General Mgr.
    Stores are grossly understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty to hard working employees, even in the lean months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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