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"Great launching point for a sales career"

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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. Helpful (2)

    "Outside sales rep"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlevoix, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charlevoix, MI

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

    Pros

    Great if you like the HUNT!

    Cons

    Margins are set too high if you want to increase actives!

    Advice to Management

    You must allow sales reps to net new customers with low prices and then win them over with customer service while you increase pricing!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard & learn a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You learn how to work hard at something & build something up from nothing. You learn how to avoid becoming bad 'people' managers like they are. It teaches you how to handle complex, stressful situations on a daily basis.

    Cons

    They pay poorly; don't give raises unless you are a top quartile performing salesman & then argue that you don't need a raise b/c you have performed so well you gave yourself a raise. They exploit by overworking (hrs) & understaffing. They have tremendously unrealistic expectations of, basically, everything.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to care more about the well being of your employees, their pay, training, staffing, number of hours worked

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