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"Great launching point for a sales career"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The training was great, as was the support from management. They really made sure that you knew what you were doing and were able get out and make your sales.

Cons

I was in the top 10% of sales people in the company and making less than 35K a year. While there is room for growth, the positions are few and far between and the low pay does not encourage you to stick around long enough to get a promotion.

Advice to Management

Increase the salary or commission for sales reps, it is the only thing that will keep talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "It is a great company that works with you if you have any issues with scheduling and vacation days."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    The work is extremely easy, there is flexibility with scheduling, the management is extremely helpful when you have issues with work, there are short hours, you get weekends off, and they hire people who have second jobs or are in school

    Cons

    It is difficult to reach full time status, the warehouse is not completely temperature controlled, the rules and guidelines are difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Please explain bonus requirements to new hires. It is difficult to understand all requirements.


  2. "Stepping Stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work every aspect of the business
    Promote from within

    Cons

    Not enough pay for hard work
    Not as decentralized as it use to be

    Advice to Management

    Trust your workers to make the right business decisions.
    Pay a bit better and we would not have the high turnover.

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