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"Commissioned based pay"

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Former Employee - General Manager
Former Employee - General Manager

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

Pros

Good money if you're put in good branch and you work hard.

Cons

Management at the branch level, DMs, are lazy and steal the credit for the OSPs and GMs hard work growing the stores. Salaries are terrible so your income depends heavily on your commissions.

Advice to Management

Have more oversight and accountability for the DMs.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Indianapolis Distribution Center is just bad."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, thats about all.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, no real job opportunites unless you are good friends with upper managment, turnover is outrageous, highly unhappy employees, NO raise opportunites- 95% of people that work there never get a raise... im not joking at all. Hours cut to 25 so company can avoid paying healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and respect your people and stop worrying only about your own pay check.


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    "Former general manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn right out of college
    Took what I learned and went into pharmaceutical sales

    Cons

    7-5, then more
    Really low pay
    Understaffed
    Way to many goals (Vending, Web Actives, Government Account, PPS, Actives, Margin, Freight, Sales, Past Dues, New Accounts, 3PL, Industrial Services, Vendor Appointments, Safety Specialists, Metalcutting Specialists, Vending Specialists) - Can't we just sell.
    The Christmas bonus really is a box of candy. Been that was all 7 years I was there.
    Small territories = hard to grow
    Understaffed again...
    Price guidance was reason I left. They installed prices to customers that were 3-4 times more expensive than Fastenal's competitors. I had a ton of pissed customers complaining about price, and there was nothing I could do about it. Happy I'm gone.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more full time employees/Get rid of Part Time support
    GET RID OF PRICE GUIDANCE
    Improve Vending process (Don't force stores to sell them, and then pull them when customer isn't hitting $2000 spend from them)
    Stock more items at the hubs. Like ALOT more.
    Don't screw employees by not shipping stuff you have at the hubs. (this happens alot)
    Improve your website. Grainger, McMasterCarr, MSC all way better.
    Put your stores in better spots.
    ADVERTISE

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