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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Inside Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid back atmosphere, good hours

    Cons

    poor pay, go through phases of being greatly pressured to push tatics

    Advice to Management

    give back more to employees and ease up successful stores


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is a great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Network Opportunities
    They supply a vehicle

    Cons

    Pay
    sales
    Hard industry when economy is down

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