Fastenal

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Great as a Part Time student job.

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Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Longview, TX
Former Employee - Sales Support in Longview, TX

Pros

The general manager is not very strict.

Cons

No advancement opportunities. You have to apply for a promotion.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great experience

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

    Pros

    Pay is okay, great job for a college grad or someone looking for a good structure. A lot of branch and district managers are supportive and helpful, you can really advance if you put effort in.

    Cons

    Depending where you are, advancement opportunity may not be as easy as in other locations with a lot of stores and growth. Also, not all branch or district managers are good at their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate bonuses for sales growth, stop following the statistics so much, the company was built on hard working individuals who weren't watched by hawks. Back up and give the osp's some more space to do their jobs using methods they find successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard & learn a lot

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Lincoln, NE

    Pros

    You learn how to work hard at something & build something up from nothing. You learn how to avoid becoming bad 'people' managers like they are. It teaches you how to handle complex, stressful situations on a daily basis.

    Cons

    They pay poorly; don't give raises unless you are a top quartile performing salesman & then argue that you don't need a raise b/c you have performed so well you gave yourself a raise. They exploit by overworking (hrs) & understaffing. They have tremendously unrealistic expectations of, basically, everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to care more about the well being of your employees, their pay, training, staffing, number of hours worked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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