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"Good start for sales career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sarasota, FL
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sarasota, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Fastenal part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fastenal is interested in developing a strong sales force.
When you obtain to a position of outside sales you have a lot of autonomy to develop relationships with customers. The company is interested in an employees career development.

Cons

Give employees a more formal training program.

Advice to Management

Regional Managers should work more closely with the General store managers to develop a sales team rather than just worrying about the numbers

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Employees not priority"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Winona, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work isn't bad, opportunity to move up if you know the right people, are pretty, or are in with the boozing golf club. Pretty flexible hours wise

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, cronyism run rampant.... no performance reviews, no raises and bonuses taken away if company goes below 10% growth... creative accounting to make sure shareholders profit and this profit is paid for by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees as much as customers. Fix the who you know atmoshpere


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Okay for Part-Time but upper management is terrible at Fastenal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    $10 hourly is not bad for a part-time job while in school.
    Fairly easy entry to get your foot in the door for sales, if that's what you want.

    Cons

    District managers are terrible and do not support their managers or stores at all. DM's and RVP's consistently tear down their sales people at the store level who do the hard work day in and day out, and then expect success out of us. Company prides itself on the GM's being the "manager of your own business" but in reality they have no control over it and if you're not the District Manager's robot they'll force you out. It's no mystery why Fastenal has a bad reputation for employee dissatisfaction!

    Advice to Management

    Support your stores and sales people and actually help them succeed! Sending threatening emails multiple times a day is what Fastenal has conditioned their District Managers to do... it's not good management!! Maybe, just maybe, point out the positives in store sales growth, margin, etc, instead of pounding nothing but negativity into our heads every day.

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