Fastenal Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
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  1. Great company and great management, but a lot of computer screen time.

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    Current Employee - Product Support in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Product Support in Winona, MN

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Good management, flexible hours, decent pay for a college job. Can become a full-time job if you want.

    Cons

    A lot of screen time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Laid back, great experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Ruston, LA

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great part time work for a college kid

    Cons

    Full time employees are under compensated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. You actually get noticed for hard work!

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    Current Employee - QC Auditor in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - QC Auditor in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay considering they work with your school schedule and treat you really well! Leadership really knows a lot about what happens!

    Cons

    No negatives. Great company with great atmosphere! There is a huge ability to grow in the company! I love it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Fastenal as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that want you to succeed and go to the next level. Area to grow within the company and places to let uou grow.

    Cons

    Pay is low for industry but pay is based on how hard you want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice from employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Positive and Encouraging environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Great work environment and incentives to work hard are given constantly

    Cons

    compensation can be on lower end for responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Solid Company, directions is not trending up

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    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    No degree needed. Good base starting salary. Amazing training with good product knowledge focus.

    Cons

    Competitive. Becoming more centralize in decision making. No cost of living change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people who live in NY a LITTLE bit more than someone living in po-dunk Iowa

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Loads of opportunity if you're willing to put in the effort

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great opportunity to grow within the organization
    - excellent benefits (insurance, vacation, etc)
    - competitive pay (a lot of which is determined by the work you do)
    - growing organization with great financial stability
    - opportunity to move domestically or internationally
    - ability to travel and experience things most don't get to

    Cons

    - expectations to/from 'the street' seem unattainable in the long-term
    - sometimes difficult for local representatives to see the big picture
    - international presence needs focus
    - pay structure for some departments seems to change too often
    - from time to time it feels like we forget we're a multi-billion dollar organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more feedback from different levels within the organization. Build a plan that includes everyone from the bottom up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Get out of it as much as you put in

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fastenal

    Pros

    Maximize your personal style and knowing your success is all yours.

    Cons

    Physically demanding. Take care of your body!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize the commission structure changes. It breeds resentment in the team.

  10. It is a good place to work as a part-timer.

    Current Employee - Laborer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Laborer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid Back
    Isn't hard work
    co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Dirty, a little strenuous, sometimes gets a little boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  11. Great Training Program & Advancement Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Jacksonville, NC

    I worked at Fastenal (less than a year)

    Pros

    The materials in their training program are really informative and I think the interactive training modules are really helpful. Opportunity to advance in the company. Work in Sales and drive the company truck to meet with clients. Working part-time gives a flexible schedule. Decentralized company so it is like you own your own branch, but all branches have access to a wide network of corporate assistance.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity can mean moving to another store or city. Sometimes boring and unfulfilling..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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