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It can be a good experience depending on your general manager and district manager

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Former Employee - Sales Support
Former Employee - Sales Support

I worked at Fastenal full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great sales experience, customer interactions, account management. The ability to learn how to source almost anything. Learning about inventory management. Most of the promotions are done internally, therefore there is room to grow.

Cons

Managers are not properly trained on how to be an effective manager so your experience will be hit or miss. Pay is below average considering the hours worked. The GM's and DM's are not required to follow a corporate structure and have a lot of autonomy to run their branch or district as they see fit, sometimes unethically.

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    Excellent Company, Great structure

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Summerdale, AL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Summerdale, AL

    I worked at Fastenal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training, support, and guidance from corporate employees is second to NONE for my work experience. Especially rare to find in a "large company" fellow peers really seem to care for the company and for each other.

    Cons

    The only slightly questionable part of my experience I suppose is that I would have appreciated higher pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do, and MAYBE, just MAYBE hire me back soon!!!! I miss the people and the company

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    It is okay. Slow paced environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fastenal

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and willing to work with school.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries and recruit educated employees for better results.

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