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Great place to start and build a background

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Fastenal

Pros

Entry level opportunities, learning sales. Good stores can be a great place to learn the ropes. If you can get in with the right people you can get a job that can be a career.

Cons

No recognition for the abilities of employees. Everyone is looked at based on how long they have been with fastenal or who they know. If you don't get hired for the exact position you want or have experience in you better start making friends with the right people.

Advice to Management

Make district managers accountable for bad decisions. Ex: bad hires, stores without help, poor accountability for all areas within the company.

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  1. Good company, Interesting work, great people, Not much room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Memphis, TN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great managers, every day is different. Once you are a manager, many companies recruit from fastenal.

    Cons

    Low pay, their employment structure has too many lower level jobs, very very few upper level jobs. Once you get to a store managers job, it is hard to advance much further due to the lack of middle management jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Make smaller districts and have more district manager positions. By providing more room for advancement they would retain more employees.

  2. Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in White Oak, TX
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in White Oak, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is focused not only on company growth, but also growth of its employees . The president makes a video every week updating all employees on company changes and goals. They invest a lot in there own schooling for employees. They give you freedom to run your store as an individual.

    Cons

    Non to speak of yet

    Advice to Management

    Don't change what isn't broken

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