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"Introduction to sales, with tie-ins from other key business fields."

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Current Employee - Sales Support in Allentown, PA
Current Employee - Sales Support in Allentown, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Learn lots of different business related tasks such as supply chain, accounts payable/receivable, and purchasing. Sales will be the focus; however, real life experience will be gained with regards to communication and the numbers game. Use as stepping stone, or career; its up to the individual.

Cons

Not enough support staff. The store never has enough staff members; instead we have to constantly train a new part-timer.

Pay structure needs to be adjusted for inflation and COLA.

Advice to Management

Slow down on the layer building. We have way too many mid-level managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't even bother"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Virtually no lay-offs, very secure

    Cons

    Horrible pay and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Try investing in the quality of people by paying quality salary


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience over 10 years employed there."

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    Former Employee - Computer Support in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Computer Support in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing, if your in sales you have a good opportunity to make good money as you are in a bonus program.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, company seems to have a lot of family and friends so if you haven't been there since the beginning or have family who's been in the company then advancement won't be an option. CEO doesn't feel computer department contributes to helping on sales and considers it to be an expense - IT department only got a very small bonus and since has been excluded from the bonus program and base pay compensated, but is still $5000 - $7000 lower than the national average for the area on annual pay.

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