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At least Carl Edwards is well compensated...

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Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Fastenal full-time for more than a year

Pros

1. You may learn a thing or two.

2. Depending on how you spin it, you can add some bullet points to your resume.

Cons

1. Pay

2. Most of the people working there are rational and hoping to get out, but there are some 'true believers'.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Groupthink: is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people, in which the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Empty Promises

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Laborer  in  Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Laborer in Akron, OH

    I worked at Fastenal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job really doesn't take any brain power.
    Decent pay.
    Will work with school schedule (sometimes)
    It is incredibly difficult to get fired. You would have to actively try to do so.

    Cons

    3 interviews required for even the most basic of jobs (which is inefficient).
    ZERO training provided
    Management does not follow through on promises
    They will not give you pay raises no matter how long you've been there
    Performance bonuses/perks are misguided
    Inaccurate measurement metrics used to judge performance
    Will promise you assistance/promotional opportunities through phrases like "we promote from within," and "we take pride in our training" however, they will not fulfill those promises.
    No incentives for education/tuition reimbursement/ other programs which promote any intelligence in staffing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral is bad. You know it. The workers know it. The 'open door policy' is only useful if your manager is not highly combative/easily aggravated when you try to talk with him/her. Otherwise, you are fostering an environment of dissatisfied employees with incredibly high turn-over. The fact is, you cannot wait for your employees to point out the problem to you. You must be proactive with moral! Otherwise your safety and production will decrease (which is the problem you're facing now).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    great PT

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    Former Employee - Sales Support  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Houston, TX

    I worked at Fastenal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great starting point if you want to stay in sales
    -Flexible schedules

    Cons

    -Poor working infrastructure.
    -Poor organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the stores look better and provide better facilities for your employees to work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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