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Productive and fun workplace
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Cold Lake, AB16 January 2018
Productive and fun workplace, very professional and cares alot about customer service. "Growth through customer service." All management extremely professional.
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Long days for little reward
Inventory Controller (Former Employee) –  Saskatchewan16 December 2017
Would not recommend. Disorganized, understaffed and regional management was arrogant. I still do not understand how they can afford to set up a store with minimal sales and high overhead. The pay was poor and you did everything from shipping and receiving to sales to delivering. All accounts were house accounts so very hard to generate new sales.
Pros
None that i know of
Cons
Everything about the company.
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Productive and fun work enviroment
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Chilliwack, BC14 November 2017
Fastenal was a great and fun place to work and the staff was always happy and had a positive attitude towards everyone, its a good place to work for a warehouse enviroment.
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Allows motivated individuals to make decent living and learn about running your own business
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB7 November 2017
Fastenal provides opportunities to those who are willing to work hard. They provide good technical training to assist new employees in adapting to the MRO market. Sales training is on going and there are many resources at your finger tips to help people succeed. The operating system is pretty straight forward.
Inventory and delivery times can be an issue as many items need to be ordered from warehouses in the US.
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Fun and possible promotions.
Picker (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON29 October 2017
Working at Fastenal was fun and not that stressful. Whenever someone on the team needed help there would always someone else to help. The only bad thing I would say is the amount of dust in the air so it would get uncomfortable after a while being in the warehouse.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
Dusty
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Good People
Store Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Fredericton, NB20 October 2017
I loved working at our branch with our local staff. The compensation and salary are undesirable to say the least. Benefits are also not the greatest. Management is good in most cases. Everyone is under trained, under paid, over worked, and under appreciated. Just like most places.

All in all this is a great place for a young go getter to get there foot in the door and some experience in the industrial sales market. Hard to make a long term career out of.
Pros
Co-workers
Cons
Corprate
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Environnement sain
Directeur général/ventes/Beauce (Current Employee) –  Sainte-Marie-De-Beauce, QC17 October 2017
Journée de travail typique: communiquer les statistiques de ventes établir analyser,corriger ou maintenir stratégies de ventes. Prospection et maintien et croissance comptes clients existants.
Culture: innovation, leadership, croissance.
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Good place to work
ACCOUNT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON5 October 2017
Good people, Educational and a very good platform if you are interested in launching yourself into the world of industrial sales.
You learn the job from the bottom up. Delivery guy to General Manager.
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Good Starter Position
National Accounts Sales Associate - Global (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON13 September 2017
Daily sales. Workplace culture was good and staff was good. Poor leadership on the local levels. Good place to work your way up the ladder if you wish to do so.
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Flexible work/life balance, but not the best compensation
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON31 August 2017
Great commission opportunities, but not consistent, and generally low salaries. Good people, good customers, slowly seem to have moved towards chasing the almighty buck vs. trusting in new ideas and riding them out.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Politics eventually come into play
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Fun workplace understanding with hours .
OPERATIONS MANAGER/VMI SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON23 August 2017
Great work place good stuff to work with . Gave me the opportunity to become a manager to hire new empolyees organize work schedules and plan delivery routes. Hardest part of the job is managing students who are not 100% dedicated to workplace being so young and uncertain with there career. Fastenal very Understanding and flexible with my kids school schedule . Great job security but unfortunately no room to advance to better your future .
Pros
Understanding with having a family
Cons
No room for advancement
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good people to work with
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON16 June 2017
-Some days we're slow and some days we're busy.
-not always organized.
-Job security wasn't promised
-people we're overall nice.
-not too much room for improvement
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good start to a sales job
General Manager (Current Employee) –  GTA, ON24 May 2017
Great start to learn about the industrial sales world or just sales in general.
the pay is o.k.
management is meh.
Good benefits and employee share program.
Horrible hours 7:30-5:00 mon-friday
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Fast paced job
Outside Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Whitecourt, AB18 May 2017
The team was amazing, fun people that worked well together. Job was fast paced, worked with many different customers. I learned lots about the different industries in town from working here, and there was also lots of opportunity to learn about our products.
Pros
amazing learning experience, great people
Cons
Low pay, not getting paid for overtime
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Management is self centered
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON30 March 2017
Great staff and coworkers. Manager doesn't care about your growth or development. Always to busy to train you or answer questions but spends all day talking to staff.
Pros
Coworkers
Cons
Manager
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good company as a whole
Branch General Manager/ Branch relocated (Former Employee) –  Innisfail, AB27 March 2017
Good company as a whole but the middle management in Canada is trash. They promote young inexperienced kids to middle management and they come in with a change the world attitude disregarding the people below them!
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Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 March 2017
terrible workplace culture, many silly managmnent members is the hardest prt of the job. I have learned noithing in this company. Everyday I have fight for right logical pathways with managment
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A day at Fastenal
Outside sales (Current Employee) –  Aurora, ON26 February 2017
Our days start early and are filled with customer orders and deliveries. The most enjoyable part of the day would be going onto all the different sites and meeting everyone. The hardest part would be lifting some of the deliveries on your own.
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General Manager (Former Employee) –  Fredericton, NB8 February 2017
Good place to work with great co-workers. Sell good products and lots of opportunity to grow and advance if you want to move up.
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Fast paced environment with great highs and great lows
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON5 February 2017
This job solely depends on who is your branch manager and district manager. Overwhelming amount of product to learn about and a lot of training falls on yourself to learn. My manager was helpful at times but wasn't very supportive overall.
Pros
Commission
Cons
Very individual job. Not much teamwork.
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