Fastenal

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Good.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN

I worked at Fastenal

Pros

The people were very flexible with work hours.

Cons

Way too much work given to part time people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    King Dollar

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for a college student, potential for task variety and some self directed work. Also a good way to learn about internal workings of a large variety of companies. If you are a business student you will be able to see the business concepts you study in action.

    Cons

    The company claims to be customer centered but it is completely profit centered. It also expects that its employees also be profit centered. Company is not particularly loyal, minor pat on the back for good sales rampant phone calls and threats if sales dip. Constant revolving door of full time employees that irritates customers and creates a death spiral of employees coming in, getting frustrated with an irritated customer, and walking back out. Also diminishing marginal returns on the amount of effort required to achieve dollars of commission. The amount of sales needed to equal a dollar per hour raise from another job is significant and also does not inspire loyalty in employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The number one thing in my mind is address company culture. Sales is a cutthroat profession but Fastenal does not have to be. Something needs to be done to bring the employees together and a box of candy for a christmas bonus or a beach towel for superior sales is not the answer. These things may have some cultural history for the company but they don't mean much to a company of disconnected employees. Try to bring people together. Also, although stockholders and execs love metrics, try taking an oblique approach to meeting those metrics. Just shoving metrics at people results in desperate, short sighted actions that are generally detrimental to the company. Might help retention for employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    For being a Big company they dont treat there employes well .

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    Current Employee - Picker in Jessup, PA
    Current Employee - Picker in Jessup, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours .. and i cant think of anything else

    Cons

    you have to know someone to move up / get paid more , they froze pay increases that was back in 2009 , no benefits because they wont let u work 40 hours , and if u do break 40 hours you get yelled at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lmao youll be the reason the company goes down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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