General Fasteners
2.8 of 5 4 reviews
www.generalfasteners.ca Calgary, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

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Douglas K. Martin


33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quality Technician

    Quality Technician (Former Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsGreat experience working with the best technicians in the fastener business. Everyone works well as a team or as individuals.

    ConsManagement does not recognize how hard the quality technicians work day to day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with dignity and respect.

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    Work, friendship, fun.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsEveryone worked for a purpose, loved to work there, personable and friendly.

    ConsBenefits, no retirement plan, there needs to be one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience, Horrible Company

    Industrial Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    Pros-sell some of the best known brands and product lines
    -very useful business software
    -flexibility during work time for personal errands
    -standard benefits

    Cons-horrific internal organization
    -ZERO internal training
    -No formal training of products, systems, or basic proceedures
    -WAY WAY WAY to many senior managers
    -no internal communication between management and staff
    -all VP's micro-manage branch managers and sales force
    -many duplicate process and inefficientcies
    -too many "bottlenecks" in almost every task or process
    -over 20,000 products to sell and require knowledge of all
    -no base salary when competitors offer base salary + commission
    -no fuel or mileage paid when using vehicle in town (which will average 400-500kms/week)
    -sales reps are required to purchase company promotional items if they want to give them to customers
    -no reimbursement of company lunches/coffees/etc (you are expected to claim on your income tax)
    -you are provided with a company phone but have to pay $25/mo to upgrade to smartphone and yet are required to carry a smartphone.
    -no company parties, events, or holiday bonuses

    Advice to Senior Management-provide a base salary to sales force
    -begin an introductory training session for new employees and conduct regular follow up
    -have single management in charge of one location
    -focus on core items instead of being the "we do that too" company
    -practice and encourage being proactive and not reactive to market situations
    -treat your employees well and with respect and they will take care of you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High turnover and very poor internal communications.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSells a product line that almost everyone can use. Lots of opportunities for new business.

    ConsNo communications from senior managment. Antagonistic approach to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your people and managers more often. They want the company to be successful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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