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Helpful (2)

"Sales"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Commision
Extra hours
benefits
advancement
the list can keep growing in the details

Cons

No company is perfect so it passes

Advice to Management

build a better structure for your outside sales

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Unsustainable growth - taking from employees to prop up stocks"

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

    I worked at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    Good first job to put something on your resume. Good part time job for high school or college students. It's not a career type company, but it's a good starter company while you look for something else.

    Cons

    -Unsustainable growth through outrageous sales goals YTD and MTD. It's a growth bubble similar to the housing market crisis.

    -Extremely high turnover due to increasingly fast moving trend towards over micro-managing, employee intimidation, and regular decreases in commission rates with the expectation of more sales output. Constantly training/ promoting new incompetent employees because of unsatisfied turnover.

    -Completely focused on stock price rather than employee satisfaction.

    -Bad business model of taking from employees (the sales force core of business growth) to keep the stock prices elevated to show positive growth to investors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees first, and your stock prices second. Without a happy workforce, your stock prices will suffer eventually. Don't have unrealistic sales expectations. There's no way that a company can sustain a 30% growth rate year after year without eventually plateauing out. Taking more and more out of employee commissions just to keep the company afloat will pop the bubble you are creating.


  2. "Loved the people I worked with and met a lot of contacts."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Met a lot of networking contacts. It was Monday thru Friday. No nights no weekends always a plus. Some trainings to build upon and resume builder.

    Cons

    The district manager was a pompous ass. Don't kiss ass don't expect to have a job very long.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the DM"s to stop MICRO MANAGING. ITS HORRIBLE.

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