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"Want to learn the ropes of sales and hard work?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager
Current Employee - General Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Learn many of the aspects of running your own business while using the resources of a huge company. You control your destiny for the most part. Sell, grow- you do very well.

Cons

High expectations regardless of market conditions. You can always do better.

Advice to Management

Stop with the negativity when addressing your whole company. Focus on the fact that your employees are working hard. The performance of the stock is not a reflection on the quality of employees in your organization.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Start at a young age"

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

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

    Pros

    -It is a great resume builder
    -Learn a lot about the industry
    -Only hire within the company
    -Could make a good living
    -Great people
    -No weekends
    -Part time work is great for a high school student of a full time college student.

    Cons

    -Have to start off at part time, unless you are lucky and get a full time inside sales position
    -Money is awful starting off, it is okay as you move up in the company if you dont mind making $60,000 or so as a GM (which to me is not very worth it)
    -Can be a lot of pressure to make quota (but it is sales, so what is new)
    -Part time hours and money is pretty much a slap in the face.
    -Base salary for outside sales is pretty pathetic also.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay then you need to raise your pay.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overwhelmed and Underpaid!"

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

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Weekends off
    -Nights at home
    -Insurance and Benefits
    -Meet a lot of people
    -Great company to teach you time management
    -Stepping stone for better opportunities

    Cons

    -Spread too thin, Too many jobs for a 2.5 man crew to take care of.
                Had to do: Sales, Collections, Deliveries, Inventory Management at customers facilities, Customer walk-ins, Phones, Emails, Weekly reports, Stock, Inventory, Cleaning, packing orders, Packing for Vending, Purchasing, Safety checks, Maintaining the building, Maintain vehicles. List could continue
    -If something was broke in the store, we wouldn't get approval to fix these issues.
           Lights were burnt out, No Air condition, Fork truck needed repairs.
    -Goals are too far out of reach.
                 Vending, Actives, Sales, FMI, Government, Metalworking, Safety, Bounty........
    -Salary, so all those extra hours are unpaid.
    -Repetitive trainings that are more that 3 hours away sometimes 6-8 hours away
    -Unpleasant emails daily from DM and RVP.
    -Changing the structure on the commission payout.
    -Not much advancement after GM.
    -Removed the assistant manager position.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the stores, These are your money makers! Bring in good employees at more than 18 hrs a week. All you build here is a stressful environment and no one will stay.

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