Fastenal

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Fastenal. Move fast. Make money. Move on.

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Former Employee - General Manager
Former Employee - General Manager

I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good money 50k plus. Independence. They will let you move up in the company fast and make a lot of promises. They have great hours of operation in most stores: 7-5. They are a debt free company.

Cons

They promise a lot and don't follow through. This isn't just a one time experience, this has happened to many of my co-workers all across the country. Fastenal like to tell you that if you perform to a certain level, you will get a raise. In reality, you get a raise only when they feel like giving you one. Also, corporate is full of people who think they are high and mighty. Just be weary of the fact that they hold their money tight and their Loyalty is to no one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be loyal to your employees. We work hard every day to make you money, return the favor by just being honest about promotions and expectations. Also, don't let a DM from out of state come in and fire an entire district of general managers. That's not good for your reputation.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Learned a lot and a lot about myself

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist
    Former Employee - Account Specialist

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are persistent, thorough and work hard it is hard to not be succesful
    time off is not bad
    endless tools at your disposal to make your job easier if you know where to look
    potential for good commissions if you are in or near a big city

    Cons

    everyone has to start part time-if that isnt a slap in the face to a new hire I dont know what is
    being passed over for a promised promotion is not uncommon
    when things go bad, it seemed that the culture of the company focused on doom and gloom and scare tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my experience the majority of upper management are great at what they do and are more often than not interested in the development of their reports. Unfortunately it was obvious that sometimes upper management got where they were by only looking out for number 1 when the time came

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Use - Abuse - Long Hours, Low low low pay!

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Stoughton, WI
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Stoughton, WI

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    somewhat normal of a schedule.....hmm......thats all

    Cons

    -long hours (50-60 hrs a week)
    -pay every 1st and 16th - hence you get screwed out of 1-2 days a pay period (salary)
    -unrealistic goals
    -overpriced chinese crap
    -little to no incentive to work for commission (because it sucks!)
    -commission is based on a growth calculator
    -better off moving to a crappy store and sell snake oil then to work at a one that is prospering in the correct (ethically sound) way

    Take the experience and the schedule as a plus but find yourself a real job that pays you for your time and efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of your arses. Start charging your customers realistic prices and paying your sales staff realistic salaries otherwise you will continue to have high turnover!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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