Fastenal

  www.fastenal.com
  www.fastenal.com

Fastenal Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
155 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

55%
29%
15%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

67%
14%
10%

Interview Difficulty

2.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    The interview was short. Talked with the district manager for about on hour about how my values and the companies matched up. Basic questions for an interview, such as, what are my values when working, where do I see myself in five years and what my careergoals are.

    Negotiation Details
    I was pleased with the offer, therefore I acceptedkt right away.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Not very lengthy. 2 interviews and a meeting to walk through daily operations.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bozeman, MT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bozeman, MT
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Fastenal in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    must take and pass an online personality test. Once done, there are two interviews: one with the store manager and one with the district manager. Interviews ask questions about personal values and goals.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    I was hired to this position from the Sales position.

    Interview Questions
    • Be ready for math formula questions to calculate margin.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can maybe ask for 200 more per month.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Part-Time Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    First off just for part time at Fastenal, you have to take an online assessment. It isnt that hard, but you only get 2 minutes to answer each question, and they take almost the whole 2 minutes. It is just a lot of thinking and comparing. If you pass that, then your results and resume get sent to the district manager. He or she can then decide whether they call you in for an interview.
    -The first interview is with the district manager. Basically ask you the typical questions like what do you know about Fastenal, why did you chose Fastenal and so on and so forth
    -Then I met with the district manager for another district (why? I dont know? I wasnt going to be working in his district) I had to drive 45 mins to meet with him for literally 10 mins just for him to ask me THE EXACT same questions as the other DM did.
    -The third part was meeting with the stores Manager at the store with whom they were hiring. He asked the same questions as the other 2 and then told me they would get back to me. I believe I heard back within a week.

    Interview Questions
    • I didnt have anything to difficult that was asked of me. Just make sure you know your basic facts about Fastenal and be sure to ask questions yourself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    OSP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longview, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longview, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process seems to be very long, but it weeds out the bad most of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • What are three characteristics that you feel are important to be a good salesman   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seguin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seguin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fastenal in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty basic, the district manager was more interested in what I could bring to the company from past experience and education rather than simply past experience. The interview was very relaxed and I felt comfortable the entire time. When I transferred to another branch, the interview was over the phone and the new manager felt comfortable enough to hire me based on that.

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to collect payment on accounts from customers that have disappeared from the area?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    PT Do Everything Person Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spooner, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spooner, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Fastenal in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Part-time Customer Service. I can't think of one thing that was good. The GM was never in the store within 2 weeks of starting i was left alone for hours. It was really wonderful when the GM came back and showed us all the goodies she got at Maurices. I was told I needed to step up because I missed 2 days of work. Most horrible experience ever. Wish I could post the write up I received after risking my life for the company by driving in blizzard conditions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing. The pay is horrible and I was desperate for a job.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Single interview after a previsor assessment test is taken. Only consider those who score well on the test and the interview is based on a long term goal of your employment. The interview is to make sure that you are someone whom they could move into a sales role or manager of a store in the long run.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you see yourself with the company in the next 10 years   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy to negotiate although not much flexibility in pay.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    You have to pass an online assessment that tests your personality type, as well as a 'think on your feet' questionnaire. It is designed to be very challenging so you need to try very hard, even if you are a smart person. Once you pass there is a face to face interview w/ your direct, prospective manager. If that goes well then there's an additional interview w/ the District Manager. The DM is an extremely tenured employee and is usually by nature very intimidating. They are looking for a person w/ strong mental toughness, man of action, alpha tendencies, self motivating, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    They do not negotiate pay very well, or at all. They are all too busy to pay attention to such unimportant things at it doesn't pertain to them.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

See What Fastenal Employees Are Saying

 Current Warehouse Manager in Hayward, CA

Pros: “Job security for the most part is there, so long as you do your job. No shortage of work and you're free to make your own decisions throughout the day.” Full Review

Work at Fastenal? Share Your Experiences

Fastenal

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.