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Fastenal Company

Sales associate

July 2019 • Richmond, KY

What I liked

Pay and hours were great and got to learn a lot of new skills.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Go in to new places willing and eager to learn as much as you can.
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Sales Associate

December 2018 - February 2020 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

Easy to get promoted since the company does almost all promotions from inside. They work with your school and athletic schedule and after you graduate you practically have a full time job at your fingertips

What I wish was different

You are only allowed to work 20 hours a week. Wish I could have did more

Advice

It was great hands on work if you are looking to go into Sales. I got to run deliveries work the front counter and even make sales calls. If you dont want sales then this probably isnt the job for you
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Management Trainee Intern

May - August 2020 • Timonium, MD

What I liked

The sales experience I got How hands on the job was My managers were very supportive and helpful

What I wish was different

There was a lot of physical labor which was hard on my body.

Advice

Always work as hard as possible at your internship, you might get a job offer out of it
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sales support

June 2019 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

The work environment is great. Never a dull moment. Always something new every day.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you work here and want to be promoted within then this is the place to be.
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Sales support

March 2018 • Harrison, OH

What I liked

I really liked the openness and diversity of responsibilities.

What I wish was different

There was a gap in training that lacked certain parts of my job that I had to learn on my own.

Advice

Ask questions and don't complicate things.
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Sales Associate

January - September 2019 • Owings Mills, MD

What I liked

The fast pace and job culture.

What I wish was different

The work hours

Advice

Be ready to learn a lot
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Sales Manager Intern

October 2019 • Streetsboro, OH

What I liked

Super nice and helpful people. Learned a lot from the experience

What I wish was different

Better job description

Advice

A lot of effort needed and patients
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International Accounting

February 2019 • Winona, MN

What I liked

Variety of experiences

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

Good variety of jobs to practice
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Delivery Sales worker

January 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

Flexible schedule and pay is pretty good.

What I wish was different

More opportunity to learn and grow. There really isn't any room to grow and advance in the company.

Advice

Its a great place to work during school but have a different job lined up after graduation.
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Sales associate

July 2017 • Willow Grove, PA

What I liked

Helping customers resolve problems through knowledge learned while working.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more efficient resources and trainings.

Advice

Take the to time to learn all the information that is being taught to you and be sure to ask questions.
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Sales Associate

July 2018 • Northwood, OH

What I liked

The on boarding process and how they tried to accommodate for the lack of industry knowledge a new hire may have.

What I wish was different

A more in depth explanation of what exactly the path for career advancement are.

Advice

It’s a very interesting experience because you’ll learn so much about an industry that isn’t as popularize as tech.
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Sales representative

August 2015 • Edmond, OK

What I liked

Flexible work hours

What I wish was different

Advice

Great experience!
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Sales Coordinator

November 2017 • Winona, MN

What I liked

My boss and team.

What I wish was different

Less of a commute.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, but make an honest effort to figure it out yourself. When you do ask questions, try to ask them of a variety of people so that you don't hound one person too much.
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Accountant Intern

August 2018 • Charleroi, PA

What I liked

I like the people and just the way Fastenal operates as a company.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have found Fastenal sooner!!

Advice

Keep your mind open to any opportunities may get thrown your way.
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Sales Support

June - August 2018 • Bakersfield, CA

What I liked

The type of work was simple in regards to my everyday tasks.

What I wish was different

The training for the job seemed to be a lot since the machines that I worked with seemed to always be hit or miss, but the experience gained was great.

Advice

The work is tedious for only doing the single position, but it gets easier so just keep on going.
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Sales Intern

May - August 2019 • Terre Haute, IN

What I liked

Fastenal gave me the opportunity to shadow our outside sales representatives and see what it is like to create new business for our company. I was actually able to sit in on meeting with new businesses and watch our sales reps explain what we have to offer for the company and why we deserved their business.

What I wish was different

If there was anything i could change about this experience, I would have liked to be more involved in the meetings beside just sitting in on them and observing rather than actually getting to assist them in creating the new business.

Advice

My advice to anyone that is on edge of taking on the role of an intern for a company, DO IT. After this summer i was very confident that this is what i want to do for my career and it reassured me that i took the right path and pick the right major to study during my time here at Indiana State.
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Sales Intern

April - August 2018 • Orrville, OH

What I liked

Real world experience, Fun atmosphere, challenging.

What I wish was different

More cold calling sales experience.

Advice

Do not let people get under your skin. Being in sales is not for the weak hearted. A lot of mean, angry, customers.
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sales support

June 2019 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

I love that they want to promote within. And the job isn't that hard and stressful.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Great Job for Business students looking to grow there career. They are always hiring talented individuals.
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Sale Support Role

February 2017 • Rochester, MI

What I liked

The management level that you work with goes out of their way to find time to teach you new things about your role and/or the business of the branch you work in.

What I wish was different

There has been a lot of staff turnover in the short time that I have been here.

Advice

Your day is going to go by very quickly, make sure that you stop and pay attention to the details. This job is all about the details that make the larger picture.
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Sales Associate

May 2016 • Alliance, OH

What I liked

A lot of experience in different areas of the business, not just sales. Small team environment.

What I wish was different

Less time doing mundane tasks

Advice

It is a great place to work while you are in school, and try to learn as much as possible about the business.
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