Fastenal

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It is a great company that works with you if you have any issues with scheduling and vacation days.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Fastenal part-time

Pros

The work is extremely easy, there is flexibility with scheduling, the management is extremely helpful when you have issues with work, there are short hours, you get weekends off, and they hire people who have second jobs or are in school

Cons

It is difficult to reach full time status, the warehouse is not completely temperature controlled, the rules and guidelines are difficult to understand.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please explain bonus requirements to new hires. It is difficult to understand all requirements.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are just another cow waiting for the slaughter!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    If your just unemployed and looking for a get you by job then it would be okay that's it.

    Cons

    Management from the top down is terrible! They all talk like programmed robots vending, web sales, freight, margin, price performance. They say your in outside sales but really it's route sales. Really it's a high pressure sales job that pays close to miminimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to be/beat Grainger you never will do either one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard & learn a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You learn how to work hard at something & build something up from nothing. You learn how to avoid becoming bad 'people' managers like they are. It teaches you how to handle complex, stressful situations on a daily basis.

    Cons

    They pay poorly; don't give raises unless you are a top quartile performing salesman & then argue that you don't need a raise b/c you have performed so well you gave yourself a raise. They exploit by overworking (hrs) & understaffing. They have tremendously unrealistic expectations of, basically, everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to care more about the well being of your employees, their pay, training, staffing, number of hours worked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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