Fastenal

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training is great pay not so great

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Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Twin Falls, ID
Former Employee - Sales Support in Twin Falls, ID

Pros

training program is great, my store manager was great considerate of time off needed and flexible scheduling, enjoyed the customers

Cons

District manager was very hands off which can be good and bad. He only cared about the numbers not very motivating and not helpful at all with questions or training

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There seems to be a disconnect between the stores, competition is good however sometimes teamwork between stores for the good of the customer is needed.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Good company if you're a Sales Associate or OSP...

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    Pros

    Promotion from within.

    Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    General Managers work 60hrs a week and I'm absolutely miserable. We are understaffed, as many stores are, with high turn over rate for part-time help.

    Fastenal has their hands in too many different avenues of sales and it's overwhelming to sell every category. On top of the massive amounts of product, the nature of "in-house" tasks that need to be done daily weigh down the average employee and slows down an already understaffed store.

    Being understaffed means employees never get a break. 10hr straight days with not even 15mins to breathe.

    Pay could be better. For 60hrs a week, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    Communication in proper training is poor. Very, very poor.

    The technology that drives Fastenal is really, really, really old. Windows Server 2003 is what drives this company. The POS system is filled with useless things and old ideas that have failed. FASTNET is a graveyard for outdated information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees from the overall district instead of branch revenue. This would allow for better staffed stores. Take the burden off district managers as being the sole hiring manager. They already have too much on their plate. UPDATE YOUR TECHNOLOGY PAST 2003.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable working here

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    Current Employee - Sales Trainee/Outside Sales  in  New Iberia, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Trainee/Outside Sales in New Iberia, LA

    Pros

    People, promote from within, willing to help and encourage you to grow

    Cons

    Salary, long hours, heavy workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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