Fastenal

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General Manager

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Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - General Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

Pros

Flexibility, growth opportunity and not being stuck in an office all day. GM's have a 50K guarantee.

Cons

The stores can be hit or miss. You might get a store with no potential or you could hit the mother load.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 an 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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    Good place to start

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Learned a lot
    -Met a lot of people
    -Never boring

    Cons

    Although it's never boring, you will work very hard most days. Very lean staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no reason to cap sales people's commissions. That makes no sense at all. Stop being greedy and you will make more money in the long run, and attract higher caliber sales people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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