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Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
128 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Part-Time Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    - Make you take a personality test
    - Schedule an interview with the store GM
    - Then an interview with the stores DM
    - Will contact you within the next 2-3 weeks on status

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Very easy going interview process. A conversational interview is what I had. Mostly talking about what I feel sales and services was and how the two were related. Basic questions as to where you worked previously and what you did there.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward, seemed like the main point of the interview was to gauge whether I was decently intelligent, had enough social skills to interact with customers, and was genuinely interested in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you hope to get out of working with us?
      Are you comfortable interesting with customers on a regular basis?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    The first step was taking a basic math and English test. Then a phone call from the district manager to set up an appointment . After the first interview , there was a second , which was more laid back. About a week later , i received a call to come , and I was offered the job.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Fastenal in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back. Asked basic questions about what kind of hours I can work and pay expectations. Also asked about where I see myself in 5 years, which hints to the fact that they like to promote from within.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    CDL Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winona, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Winona, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Fastenal in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very Laid back, they called back within two hours of interview and offered me the job. They never asked and difficult questions, mostly former employer questions and why you want the job.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fastenal in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position, heard back from the Store Manager of the branch I applied for about 5 business days later. Had an interview with the Store Manager and District Manager the next day. Interview was a little tough but I am relatively new to sales and the business. Most of the questions seemed standard but others were person and really got me thinking. I haven't been challenged like that in quite some time by an employer but I am glad I was because my answers are what got me the position. Entire process took about two weeks, includes the first week of waiting for a response to get an interview and waiting on drug testing results to come back. All in all I would say Fastenal has their ducks in a row and they are true to their word.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some long term goals with the company? (Longer than 15 years)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered a fair salary and the the District Mgr added an extra $100.00 a month for the drive I had to make. Its only a 30 min drive but definitely not going to turn down money!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through a recruiting site, then was called to schedule in person interview. Showed up for interview and felt welcomed. It was a relaxed environment with simple questions. I could tell they were feeling me out for my true self.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    General Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fastenal in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for this position and got a call for an interview 3 days later to come in for an interview the following week.
    Went to the location for 1st interview.
    Got a call for 2nd interview/job shadow.
    Got an offer and had to go to Lab corp for drug testing.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions at all. Very average interview.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Part-Time Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fastenal in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received notification to apply further within a week, set up interview a week later. In person at location. Was very laid back in setting and relaxing. Interviewer did most of the talking and inquired about company knowledge. Gave clear expectations of job. It only lasted about 30 minutes in length. Given opportunity to ask questions and tour the location. All questions were answered clearly and directly. Showed enthusiasm for the company and having me join it.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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