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"Awesome first job"

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - ISP in Canton, OH
Current Employee - ISP in Canton, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great employer, great benefits, and great pay

Cons

there are no cons in my opinion. it's a great company

Advice to Management

my manager was always great to me.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Incompetent and deceitful lower mgmt.; upper mgmt. couldn't care less"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to make local industrial connections; good entry level way to learn the ins and outs of a diverse sales environment; company will likely do well for a time because they force sales staff to rape the customer on pricing and pay next to nothing on national advertising (by relying on low-paid sales support to do sales calls on the promise of advancement)

    Cons

    Low wages; branch managers are poorly trained and often unqualified; promises of advancement depend on sucking-up to DMs, not on loyalty or performance

    Advice to Management

    Read between the lines when you see low numbers. Its not always the outside sales rep or floor staff...realize that the branch manager or even the district manager may be sitting on their rear-end and getting paid off of everyone else's hard work.


  2. "Worst Company in the World"

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

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

    Pros

    They tell you that you are your own boss and to run it like it's your business, not really true. The only pro is how much freedom the full time employees have.

    Cons

    Micro-management, unreasonable goals, nothing is ever good enough, benefits are terrible, and vending machines.

    Advice to Management

    If you paid your employees what they deserve instead of saying "If you want a raise go sell more" you may not have such a high turn-rate.

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