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"The managers are good at helping you out from the start and working with you. People are willing to show you the ropes."

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Former Employee - Sales Support in Roanoke, VA
Former Employee - Sales Support in Roanoke, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Half of the day you are in the store working on inventory and making calls, the other half is making deliveries outside the branch.

Cons

Sometimes it seems you are thrown into a situation with no training.

Advice to Management

Explain the job duties better during interview

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Weathering the Sea of Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Accounts
    Current Employee - National Accounts
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relatively stable job environment. Some advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    No raises. Low pay compared to other companies in the same field. Constantly changing management strategy. Unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Quit changing stuff all the time and focus on what works. You can't have your cake and eat it, too...either you are a growth company or a gross profit company, you can't be both. You wonder why you are not growing? It's because you are not willing to go to the profit margins required for big business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start and build a background"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Entry level opportunities, learning sales. Good stores can be a great place to learn the ropes. If you can get in with the right people you can get a job that can be a career.

    Cons

    No recognition for the abilities of employees. Everyone is looked at based on how long they have been with fastenal or who they know. If you don't get hired for the exact position you want or have experience in you better start making friends with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Make district managers accountable for bad decisions. Ex: bad hires, stores without help, poor accountability for all areas within the company.

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