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Outside Sales Representatives at Fastenal give their company a 2.9 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Fastenal is 3.3, making them 13% less happy than every other employee at Fastenal and 24% less happy than every other Outside Sales Representative on CareerBliss - the happiest Outside Sales Representatives work for Dunn-Edwards.

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2.9
Average Rating
(based on 4 Outside Sales Representative Review Ratings)
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Outside Sales Representative
in Indianapolis, IN

"Run... run as far away from Fastenal as you can! Very low pay and unrealistic sales goals based off the previous year which you have no control of. Product pricing is 5 times higher than competitors. The formula they tell you on how you're paid commission only a nasa scientist could figure out. The list goes on and on I'm going to run out of characters. Only positives are regular business hours and no weekends."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Outside Sales Representative
in Omaha, NE

"Physically and mentally the most demanding job I have ever held."

What do you like about working at Fastenal?

"Great educational opportunity for someone wanting to get into sales. Meeting new people and the challenge of product knowledge."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Try as hard as you can to find another job. Especially if your use to getting paid for your time. If you have no job experience, it's perfect. For Fastenal."

What don't you like about working at Fastenal?

"Terrible pay, both salary and commission. As well as terrible hours. You are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours but get paid less than the nations lowest average salary. By 10 hours I mean closer to 12 a day. My average hourly pay over the last 6 months has been $6.50 an hour, and I am in the top 3 salesman in district. You throw in the cheapest medical and dental care a company can buy and you have yourself a job at Fastenal."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay your employee's better, have better incentive programs for top performers, get better medical coverage and scrap your entire support system. Delegating some responsibilities you expect your front level guy's to carry would be beneficial as well to less turnover. Collections and accounting support to name a couple."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average Outside Sales Representative Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2013 $1
2014 $2
Outside Sales Representative
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Outside Sales Representative
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2.5 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Fastenal Attributes by Outside Sales Representative

Company Culture
2.4
Growth Opportunities
2.5
People You Work With
3.6
Person You Work For
3.4
Rewards You Receive
2.2
Support You Get
2.9
Way You Work
3.4
Work Setting
2.6
Outside Sales Representative
in Provo, UT

"Upbeat well organized company to work with"

What do you like about working at Fastenal?

"Tracking my own progress. Ordering equipment, and accessories. Helping the Provo branch grow each month."

What don't you like about working at Fastenal?

"Not enough hours each week"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to build customer relationships and increase sales"

Outside Sales Representative
in Massena, NY

"I really enjoyed working for this company that is now under new management."

What do you like about working at Fastenal?

"I no longer work for the company,but enjoyed my job very much!"

What don't you like about working at Fastenal?

"New Management!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Grow Up!!!"

Outside Sales Representative
in New Orleans, LA

What do you like about working at Fastenal?

"Meeting new people and learning the products."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Everything you want to know about sales."

What don't you like about working at Fastenal?

"Cold calls, high prices, low inventory."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Lower your margin of profit."

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