Fastenal Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
142 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Trainee/Outside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mobile, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mobile, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews. 1. first with the general manager - just basic questions 2. second interview with district manager. He just wants to get to know you and give you the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  3.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Fastenal in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    First interview with the district manager, second with the regional Vice President if they like you the job is yours basically just need warm bodies because the turnover is so drastic.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they promise more than you receive then rescind on the offer after being called out on it
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Part-Time Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    Application process initially started with an online application, and then immediately afterwards a test. The interviews process consisted of three interviews, beginning with a phone interview. The entire process took about a month. Interview questions were fairly standard. They did throw in one completely odd ball question to throw you off.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were are fairly easy if you can think quickly.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pottstown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pottstown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fastenal in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    After initial resume/cover letter was sent, I was emailed about a position and was told to fill out an application. The app involves a small test and the employer responded timely, or within a week. The interview was very straight forward, with one questioned asked where I see myself in 5 years. The responded appropriately throughout the process. No negotiation!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 1 week - interviewed 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
  10.  

    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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    Part Time Support Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fastenal in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 on 1 interview with the district manager. It was pretty low key. Not a lot of hard questions. It was more just conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • Just make sure that infasize that you plan to stay with the company for the long term, even if you don't plan on it. They have such a high turnover rate that they are looking for people that plan to stay with the company. Sorry I don't remember any questions. It was more talk about yourself and about why I wanted to be an Industrial Distribution major. Easy stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Drug test and $10/hour. This is a pretty set rate as a part timer. It is great money but it would be nice if it moved up to $12/hour after a year or so.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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