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"Sucks the Life Out of You!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Support
Current Employee - Sales Support
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great education, Online school and courses

Cons

asking for you to do way more than the pay sales/shipments/collection/delivery and make 15 contacts a day! RIGHT!!! There is a opening by my house but i have to commute 2 hour a day and gas($3.50gal.) then work 45 hours a week!LOL slave to the MAN!!!!

Advice to Management

ya if and when you get your number up to what-ever they the yearly golas are 20% above last year! LOL

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Resume Builder."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    Pros

    Great training programs, great work environment, fast paced, you learn a TON, opportunity to learn several different functions, recieving, shipping, billing, sales, retail management, etc.
    Great resume builder for sales experience.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to move up because they have slowed down opening new stores.
    Seems to be that unless your manager leaves or is promoted, you may never get promoted.
    If you do a good job at one store and make your sales high - it is unlikely they will transfer you to another position in fear the store that you are at will suffer sales when you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Quit stressing the irrelevent issues (CRM, Web Actives) and stress sales numbers....

    Also- quit trying to price rape customers and still want them to buy high dollar items off us... Seriously?? When does Margin vs. Volume of sales equal out??


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay, long hours"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    as a manager you are your own boss and are free to create a business plan that fits the community and market that you are located in.

    Cons

    Low pay, 50+hr/wk, corp really pushes what you must sell each month (bounty). Employee turnover is brutal, and management tries to find the youngest most inexperienced sales reps to get by on the cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start....there is a major disconnect between RVP and DM's that only gets further disconnected from DM to GM. HIrting process is a joke or the bar needs to be raised for applicants.

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