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"More ups & and downs than any roller coaster ride"

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Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Challenging, you WILL stay busy if your motivated. Great insurance, they provide you with a company truck to make sales calls. Rapid promotion if you have a good head on your shoulders. A lot depends on who you work with. Has the potential to be the #1 industrial supplier in the world.

Cons

Never get paid for all the hours that you work. Corp keeps cutting back labor to the point that it hurts business. Commission requires that you grow at a crazy rate, which is prevented in the long run because they always keep the stores short a employee.

Advice to Management

Invest in your stores and watch how fast they grow. You're missing out on huge opportunities because customers see that stores are too understaffed to handle large needs.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "neutral"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very decentralized, so you get a fair amount of leeway in how you run your book of business, depending on who your manager and district manager is.

    Cons

    10 hour days... if you keep your growth up you can make good money... If you hit a wall and stop growing or you have even a bad month your commission decreases GREATLY. You are also responsible for making sure your customers pay their bill. If they go over 90 days delinquent they take the commission back... and even if the customer eventually pays they don't give you the commission back. Also, the way you are scored and paid changes ALOT.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the way branches function, as well as how commission is paid so much.


  2. "Fastenal has a variety of construction products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay hourly
    Get to learn a lot of different products

    Cons

    Management was really unorganized, was supposed to have an internship there and they never gave me one after I started working part-time, which they told me I had to do to get an internship. Also didn't really seem to care that I was a student

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