Fastenal Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
148 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Not bad, but not very directed towards the job title

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    still going though it.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Part Time Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    There was a series of three interviews, each with different managers at different locations. The questions asked were more of personal nature rather than technical knowledge because of the type of position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you made a wrong choice and how you overcame that decision.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    More money at current job.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process takes over a month. I had to go through 4 interviews. One was a ride along day where you spend half a day doing work and you don't get paid for it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fastenal in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was pretty standard. Then I had an "observation interview," where I rode along with a manager to deliver some orders. Took an assessment online and then got a call the next day with a job offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Part-Time Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview was very easy going and straight forward.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should i pick you over the other applicants?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was allowed. Pay was set at $10.00 and you can only work 28 hours a week.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Muskogee, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Muskogee, OK
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    real simple interview with the DM, seemed like a nice guy. Asked basic questions; what sets me apart from other applicants, why did i choose fastenal over other employers. Said it was between me and 2 other guys so im just waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Interview Details

    2 separate interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1 interview with DM and regional vp to get the outside sales position. Asked about my experience with sales and customer service. What I knew about Fastenal....promoted to GM a year later.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your fears when it comes to running your own store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fall River, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fall River, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Fastenal in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview with manager then interview with District Manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Standard phone interview which consisted of generic questions and location preferences. Followed up with actual interview at preferred location that lasted 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    poor pay

    Declined Offer

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