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"Learned a lot and a lot about myself"

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Former Employee - Account Specialist
Former Employee - Account Specialist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you are persistent, thorough and work hard it is hard to not be succesful
time off is not bad
endless tools at your disposal to make your job easier if you know where to look
potential for good commissions if you are in or near a big city

Cons

everyone has to start part time-if that isnt a slap in the face to a new hire I dont know what is
being passed over for a promised promotion is not uncommon
when things go bad, it seemed that the culture of the company focused on doom and gloom and scare tactics

Advice to Management

In my experience the majority of upper management are great at what they do and are more often than not interested in the development of their reports. Unfortunately it was obvious that sometimes upper management got where they were by only looking out for number 1 when the time came

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hypocritical"

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are pleasant. Training program is excellent. Learn what you can and go to work for one of your customers.

    Cons

    "Growth through customer service" and "decentralized decision making" are the preached basis for Fastenal's success, yet high profit margins and micro-management are the reality. The result is overpriced products that fuel the Nascar program and agitated employees trying to make a commission-based pay on low sales. The inside joke is that they hire 24-year-olds for $24k to work for 24 months.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate District Managers; all they do is forward emails.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and friendly setting. Training is very helpful.

    Cons

    Hectic environment without benefits for part-time positions.

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