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"An eye-opening experience, into the world of industrial sales."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Knoxville, TN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fastenal part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Flexible Hours with college classes

Cons

Tough market to sell in.

Advice to Management

Lower Prices

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Starts off decent, then they suck you dry!"

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales trainee started off decent. Fair pay, plus you got paid overtime. Very extensive sales training and product knowledge. Mostly good people you work with. It is a good job to dip your hands in a wide variety of indusrties to figure out where you would like to pursue a REAL career.

    Cons

    Becoming more and more corporate ran. As you advance, you work harder and longer and get paid less. In the three years I was there the pay structure changed numorus times and the salesmen got paid less and less. Turnover rate is very bad, but that is typical for a sales position. Once sales trainee is complete you make salery and work 50 hours a week and do not get paid overtime. All the company cares about is growth and their stock holders. The company needs to go back to its roots and realize that it is the salesmen that drive the business. If you don't pay them well, they won't sell well. Stop trying to grow so much, so fast, and invest in your employees!! Oh, and stop giving us a stupid box of candy for a Christmas bonus. REALLY!!

    Advice to Management

    Get out!! you work hard and grow your business and then they split it in half and give it to a new guy and you loose half your pay!


  2. "Great starting spot for someone looking for sales experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sales Experience
    Relationship building
    Team building
    Goal driven

    Cons

    Structure of how Fastenal goes to market
    Compensation

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