General Fasteners

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General Fasteners Reviews

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    Quality Technician

    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Livonia, MI

    I worked at General Fasteners full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with dignity and respect.

  2.  

    Work, friendship, fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at General Fasteners

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great Experience, Horrible Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Industrial Sales Representative

    I have been working at General Fasteners

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    High turnover and very poor internal communications.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at General Fasteners

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No communications from senior managment. Antagonistic approach to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people and managers more often. They want the company to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend

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