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DC - machine work

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Current Employee - General Warehouse - Picking in Denton, TX
Current Employee - General Warehouse - Picking in Denton, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is an honest job.

Cons

Repetitive work; tiring, boring, lonely, sometimes stressful. They frown upon teamwork and you don't get a break. It's incredible tedious and physically intensive. Most likely permanently messed up my back but it got me through college.

Advice to Management

Hire managers who know the correct way to micro-manage and avoid the turnovers. You get what you pay for, deal with it.

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  1. Kind of a do it yourself culture with the help of a forklift and a Dodge Ram

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn about many industries as well as lots of specifics.
    Decent Base Pay plus Commission is available

    Cons

    Commissioned jobs require at least a Bachelors Degree
    Job is micro-managed on several levels
    Management has been with the company forever and doesn't change at the GM or above often

    Advice to Management

    Someone to needs to move Oberton down to the basement.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start, horrible place to stay

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    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to move up if you're a punctual hard worker. Promotions happen fast because nobody stays very long.

    Cons

    Infested with "corporate culture". No top-down management, which they excuse by claiming that it is "decentralized". If you're salaried, expect to make mid-$30's while working as many hours as they want you to, sometimes weekends, sometimes getting called back in after your shift ended. Very few pleasant people to work with in the DC. They continue to waste money on expensive automated equipment that never works correctly. They will hire any thug off the streets, so if you're a lead or above, don't expect quality employees. Can't blame them though for the part-time, no benefits, and $10/hour with no raises EVER.

    Advice to Management

    Just give up.

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