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Untrained Management = Poor Experiences
Former Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta31 January 2013
Just starting out in B2B Sales? Then use this company for your personal benefit short term. The initial training that you will receive is great from trained educators. I would recommend the training for anyone as the instructors live their values. Now for the dark side of the equation. They training is inconsistent with the feet on the ground, meaning management. I am not referring to branch management, as they are only glorified sales people with extra duties to perform. I am referring to management above that level. Looked upon to be proficient communicator the fail hard and lead by this poor example. Much more of a high-school environment than a professional organization. Once you have cut your teeth and trained a bit then pursue another company. Smoke and mirror promises are going to come your way but pay them no mind as upper management are on strict budget and cant afford the promises they offer. Its the Walmart of Industrial Supply my friends.
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good trainers in hq
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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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