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Learned a lot and a lot about myself

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Account Specialist
Former Employee - Account Specialist

I worked at Fastenal full-time (more than an 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

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    Great to get your feet wet in the business world

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good online training courses and advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Depends on where your located if your gonna have a great opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting DM's to visit branches more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 an 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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