Fastenal Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Leland Hein
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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 trainee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility with school. vast room for advancement

    Cons

    not too many cons in this company

  2. sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is fair decent for part- time

    Cons

    Low regard for part time employees

  3. Sales Support

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    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    freedom, experience, good part-time gig

    Cons

    they pay based on growth so if yore number 1 salesman, you start to plateau
    bad mgmt
    lots of office politics

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  5. Product Manager PT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People here are really great.

    Cons

    None that are really significant.

  6. Good for college student

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support

    I have been working at Fastenal (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, and friendly managers and supervisors.

    Cons

    No room to grow in the company and may lead to dead ends. High turnover in sales and management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Dont drive your employees into the ground and you wont have to fire them.

  7. Account Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Good sales experience, get to work with a variety of people in interesting industries. Fun work enviroment

    Cons

    not the best pay, limited growth opportunities

  8. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decentralized management and great career opportunity

    Cons

    There is little to no training

    Advice to Management

    Increase base pay to retain employees

  9. Simple job, distribution is depressing.

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Simple job, not incredibly fast paced. Managers seem good, pay is good for part time. Good job to have while in college. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Distribution is a mess, product is frequently damaged or wrong. Product disappears in route or doesn't arrive on time. Corporate changes their mind all the time on what should be in the store, tries to sell things the company has no business selling (i.e. office supplies).

    Advice to Management

    Straighten out distribution! Keep to industrial items!

  10. Product Handling

    Current Employee - Product Handler in Jessup, PA
    Current Employee - Product Handler in Jessup, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people working with you.

    Cons

    tight spaces in the warehouse at times.

  11. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    advancement potential is pretty high because of shifting markets which bring new stores & high turnover opens spots
    pay can be really good if you advance to a good sized store or equivalent position

    Cons

    trying hard to be with the times technologically but are not living up to expectations
    kills programs it doesn't fully understand even if they're working
    cares more about their stock price than they do about their employees

    Advice to Management

    higher salary will keep your best employees around longer
    learn some new industries outside of construction and the usual you deal with, don't be afraid of things you don't understand

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