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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 for 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

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No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Good gig if you haven't got a degree.

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Support  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Support in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fastenal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good customer base, generally can make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Corporate decides to implement programs without any word to it's store level employees, transportation system can be horrendous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Large company with little training but freedom to work alone and make money

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    Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Aurora, CO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, freedom to drive business yourself. The company has a good reputation and looks great on a resume. You can learn about many different facets of business and construction.

    Cons

    Little training, lots of tiny screws and other inventory to count, management only cares about increased sales. My manager was fired the first week I arrived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I had a summer job there, maybe not enough experience to say about upper management. Store managers seemed to not feel like they had the tools to succeed and meet goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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