Pros: company truck, discount
Cons: some days i felt like a thief, and that's what hurt the worst.
My typical day at Fastenal was about the same. I did out-side and business development.
I learned a lot about maintenance supplies and how to sell them.
The words to describe management at Fastenal would have to be, "gross negligence." The care nothing for their customers, or the people working under them. It was one of the worst places I have ever – more... worked in my life. As for my co-workers, they felt the same way. Look into the turn over rate at that company, and it tells all.
The hardest part of my job was, explaining to customers why my boss wants there inventory levels so high, and then trying to make sure the customer even got the product that they were billed for. And in some cases I wasn't sure if they revived the product or not.That was so my boss could hit his numbers every month.
The best thing about the job were my customers. I enjoyed speaking and meeting new people. Then making sure I could do anything in my power to help them solve problems. – less