Fastenal

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Sales Rep.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great people to work with and great hours.

Cons

Don't really help you to succeed like they state they will. They throw "online classes" in your face that are "supposed" to help you, but management never actually trains you on anything.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Incompetent and deceitful lower mgmt.; upper mgmt. couldn't care less

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support

    Pros

    Great place to make local industrial connections; good entry level way to learn the ins and outs of a diverse sales environment; company will likely do well for a time because they force sales staff to rape the customer on pricing and pay next to nothing on national advertising (by relying on low-paid sales support to do sales calls on the promise of advancement)

    Cons

    Low wages; branch managers are poorly trained and often unqualified; promises of advancement depend on sucking-up to DMs, not on loyalty or performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read between the lines when you see low numbers. Its not always the outside sales rep or floor staff...realize that the branch manager or even the district manager may be sitting on their rear-end and getting paid off of everyone else's hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to start out with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA

    Pros

    Pays okay, it's a good place to start working.

    Cons

    Stressful, and a lot to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees see their margin, or don't pay them based on it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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