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Fastenal Reviews

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756 Reviews
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Leland Hein
3 Ratings

    Love the work and my fellow employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Birmingham, AL

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


    You learn a lot about industrial sales. My fellow employees are wonderful. The pay is good for a part time job.


    Wish they would move up faster, it's hard having a family on part time pay. Reward the employees who work hard better. Fix the pay/commission scale for osp's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use a system that offers more consistent pay to Gm's, Osp's. When you say your going to do something honor your word.

    Positive Outlook
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Fastenal Interviews

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview Details

    I Applied online. My manager pushed my name, because of my performance as a
    Outside salesman. There isn't really anything to it. This is a " Good 'ol Boy club" company if your DM likes you and you produce results you will be fine if your DM doesn't like you count yourself out

    Interview Questions
    • It didn't happen. The online test part can be passed by being cocky and consistent. Use good logic on the logic problems   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    There was non to be had it was made clear. Unless their situation is dire you will not get any consessions
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

Fastenal Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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Headquarters Winona, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Public (FAST)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Some might say it has a screw loose, but things are really pretty snug at Fastenal. The company operates about 2,500 stores in all 50 US states as well as in Canada, Mexico, Central America, Asia, and Europe. Its stores stock about 690,000 products in about a dozen categories, including threaded fasteners (such as screws, nuts, and bolts). Other sales come from fluid-transfer parts for hydraulic and pneumatic power; janitorial, electrical, and welding supplies; material handling items; metal-cutting tool blades; and power tools. Its customers are typically construction... More

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