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Fastenal Sales Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Feb 21, 2017
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Sales Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Fastenal.

Interview

I was first interviewed by a store manager and then moved on to a district manager. The questions were your typical interview questions and extremely casual. Would not recommend wearing a suit.

Interview Questions

Reasons for Declining

They needed someone who could work part time before summer began so it did not work out with college.

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Fastenal (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    It was a very simple interview that did not require any testing or comprehensiveness. It was straight to the point and they knew what they were looking for the entire time. They made it apparent that you must have sufficient social skills and the ability to engage in business meetings. Overall, great experience and great company to work for in the end.

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    I was called by phone to set up a meeting with brach and regional manager. The interview was fairly well and not to challenging. The other co workers are friendly when you walk in but you know they are nervous.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you help the customer out when you don't know product?   Answer Question

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    Fastenal is big on their culture, and understandably so. To succeed in their business, you have to be willing and able to talk to new people and build both trust and relationships. The interview process was largely a way to assess whether or not you would be a good fit for this aspect of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in one year, five years, and ten years?   Answer Question

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    Was a generic list of questions provided by corporate, was fairly simple with many questions focusing on the future. Lasted about 10 minutes. Most people interview with general manager and district manager either in person or on the phone

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Fastenal (Denver, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had multiple interviews with various managers in the district. The questions weren't difficult and required basic answers. Overall the interview was fairly simple. I do wish the whole process would have moved faster though.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Fastenal (Buena Park, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and took a personality assessment. About a week later I had an in person interview. Very easy interview, just be personable. Just trying to find out what you want to do in life and what motivates you. Got a call with a job offer before I even got home.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Fastenal (Chillicothe, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Had an interview with store manager first. and then the district manager a few days later. Process took less than one week. Laid back environment seeing how you would fit into the industrial sales world. store manager is more worried how you will mesh with the sales people already there, district manager worried about sales and growing the business. Had to submit drug test and a background check. Will not hire people with bad driving records

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bensalem, PA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal (Bensalem, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my school career center website and received an email from the District Sales Manager a couple weeks later about the opportunity. We arranged an interview and met with him.

    I was asked a couple standard interview questions but was asked what questions I had for him. Make sure you have some good questions to ask.

    I went through the interview and was told I would need to take an online assessment and a drug test. I passed both and received an offer but declined because I was given a better offer shortly after.

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    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal (Akron, OH) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Met with the branch manager and talked about myself and my work experience. Then went to shadow a sales trainee like myself and learned about the company and what my job would look like.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind is weakness that you are trying to improve in your professional career?   1 Answer

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