Pros: you get to learn how to do everything
Cons: low pay, short ladder to grow, high turnover rate, rotating door of employees, proud of being the "cheap company"
Great learning experience in a somewhat office setting. If you don't have a good GM, then you will be looking for a new job pretty quickly. Fastenal expects you to stay with the company because "we're Fastenal" and not because they will reward you with better pay or a better commission plan. Not enough employees for what one store can do, and have crazy expectations. The people that to make commission, have a strange commission plan that doesn't necessarily add up. Hardest part of the job is the fact that anyone can come into the store, at any given time all in the same time you're having to be an outside sales, account specialist, inside sales support, warehouse worker, a purchaser, and a material handler, yet you're still not making decent pay.