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Fastenal Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
666 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part time work is great for a high school student of a full time college student (in 48 reviews)

  • It was a good place to learn and get promoted (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Starting at part time for minimum wage with a four year degree is ridiculous (in 50 reviews)

  • Upper management wants a lot from you and doesn't give much to any in return (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for school, opportunity for advancement, sales training

    Cons

    Over expectations for tasks of work, Low income, lack of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more quality personel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Load Picker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Unit Load Picker in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers are really nice people, they will listen to you and help you. The company also has flexible schedule, so if you are in school, the managers would be empathetic. Also there is some great people working there. The pay is ok.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity to grow, you will be doing the same thing every day, so the job is very repetitive. You will be a part-time employee for a long time. I only saw ONE full time position available, and who knows who gets it, also no benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewards hard work, dedication, and brains--Indianapolis distribution is a difficult.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Distribution in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fastenal is a great place to work for those dedicated to their careers--you will not make it far without considerable personal sacrifice. If you like to work hard, though, it can be fun. (Distribution, I have no experience in sales)

    Cons

    Starting management positions (in Indianapolis distribution) pay horribly, almost insultingly low. Promotions can be attained if you have some leadership skill and are willing to work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach, and think hard about that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Shipping/Receiving associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Shipping in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good work community, relax work environment

    Cons

    Low work ethic, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for more greater responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fastenal is a solid company to start with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Accounts in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - National Accounts in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has a good work environment in most departments.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of upward mobility depending on where you start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about potential opportunitites with new hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of communication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Load Picker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Unit Load Picker in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fastenal has great opportunities and potential for employees.

    Cons

    Several different managers that do not communicate well with each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have managers be on the same page with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    if you like hard work/low wage,give us a shout!

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    Current Employee - Gen Whse in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Gen Whse in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    set your own hours to meet your schedule.

    Cons

    everybody part time makes the same per hour.from pickers to forklift drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Just give up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A good job for someone with other commitments, like a second job or school.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Warehouse in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - decent pay
    - most managers are nice
    - not strict on attendance, depending upon which department you work for
    - easy job
    - 6 hour shifts

    Cons

    - physical job, not for weaklings
    - must start part-time, no full-time positions until you've been there forever
    - strict on "dress code"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management are a bunch of jerks who never do anything, and when they have to, they b*tch about it. Full-timers (the people that ACTUALLY do work, and TRAIN new hires) are just awesome people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    None there is no benefit working for this company

    Cons

    Low pay and no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management and offer realistic pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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