Great company to work for- LOTS of room for advancement and encourage to promote from within
Outside Sales (Current Employee), Windsor, ontario – March 7, 2014
I have been at fastenal for 3 years, started out as sales support part time while in school, then after a year I was promoted to full time sales and have loved every moment of it.
The base salary is ok, but what you make your money is off of commission. If you do not have the right motivation or are not a peoples person or hate sales, Then I would – more... suggest to NOT apply here. Fastenal is all about challenging your self EVERYDAY and if you dont have what it takes to succeed than you will not go far. Fastenal is not made for everybody but if you have the skills and determination I DO recommend working here, your co-workers are amazing and the relationships you build with customers are great and not to mention they have lots of great perks of working at fastenal. Ill keep those a surprise.
Outside Sales Associate (Former Employee), Oklahoma City OK – January 20, 2014
Fastenal is a great company that truly cares about their employees knowing the products they sell. I enjoyed the training that they provided me in sales as well as product knowledge. I thought they could retain more employees with a better compensation package.
Fast Solutions Manager (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – January 14, 2014
Fastenal is a well known supplier of industrial products with a diverse culture of employees.A decentralized management structure allows for quick action to change and modify local policy. A well run company with opportunity for growth.
Pros: good sales experience, meeting new people, gaining a wide range of important job skills
Cons: long work weeks, extreme weather working conditions, regular heavy lifting. cold calling/door to door sales.
A typical day at work starts at 7:30AM and includes a wide range of job duties, from receiving in a truck with store/customer product - to making sales calls, filling bin stock, creating Vendor purchase orders to handling accounts payable. The turn around is pretty fast at Fastenal due to rapid advancement so working with the same co-workers is short – more... lived but usually a good experience. The hardest part of this job for me was cold calling to gain actives and sales growth. The most enjoyable part of this job is not having to stay in one place for any length of time. – less
An exciting career. With more security and better compensation it would be hard to beat.
Branch Manager/Outside Sales (Former Employee), Independence, MO – January 3, 2014
I was payed to go learn how things are made. In the process I would learn how many of my products were a necessity to the company making things. And finally I would find out why they weren't buying them from me.
Fast paced work environment, with time to have fun
General Manager (Current Employee), Oxford, OH – December 17, 2013
Come into work around 7 make sure my Sales Representatives book of business is up to speed. Send him out by 8am, and I hit the road. While out I am focusing on accounts that can generate more than 10,000 dollars a month. When I get back to the branch write down in my Book Of Business who I saw and what we talked about. Make sure all sales leads that – more... my Sales Support called are followed up with. Count all money in draw, run end of day. – less
sales assistant/office help (Former Employee), Jonesville, MI – December 16, 2013
Cons: the manager!!!!
this job is a joke. the manager will not accept any suggestions and is arrogant. he belittles you in front of everyone. provides no help with questions. expects more out of the "new" person than the regular employees that have been there longer. does not like to be told he is wrong and will fire you on the spot if he doesn't agree with what you have – more... told him. – less