Fastenal Reviews

Updated May 23, 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. Helpful (1)

    T-Hub

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    Former Employee - Picker in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great staff and management, promote from within. The management in T-hub is younger, and are very open to hearing out new ideas and strategies to solve problems.
    T-hub was a really interesting warehouse to work in. New facility, so everyone there was getting acquainted with new machinery and software. As such, lots of daily issues would arise in trying to smooth out things like software glitches, issues with totes getting stuck in the conveyors or cranes. However, it presented a lot of opportunities for employees to demonstrate their problem solving skills, and patience. Some people might see it as annoying, but I looked at it as a way to help the company. Management recognized people who put in the effort, and while it didnt result in more hours or a pay raise, it certainly puts you at the top of the list to be considered for a promotion.

    Cons

    If you're part time, they mean it. Nobody is allowed to work more than 28hrs in a week as a part timer. However, full time is considered 32 hrs. So anything over that is overtime, but they're very strict about it. Not really a con, but if you want more hours as a part timer, it just wont happen.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Employment Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI

    I worked at Fastenal

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

    Pros

    Fastenal provides training; offers weekends and nights off; likes to promote from within; etc.

    Cons

    Changes in commission pay make earning reasonable pay difficult. Technological updates take too long to reach all branches.

  3. Good company but needs work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours of you are part time.

    Meet lots of interesting people

    Great career path

    Cons

    Commission is very strange. They do not give enough commission for the amount ofoney youake the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix th3 pay scale. It will help keep employees

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  5. Trainee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fastenal

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

    Pros

    Learning environment, fun, laid back

    Cons

    Boring, a lot of same stuff everyday

    Advice to Management

    More benefits

  6. Good Experiance

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience in B2B Sales with lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to similar companies.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Outside sales

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    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in New York, NY

    I worked at Fastenal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You make your own daily schedule

    Cons

    10 hour work day and 8 hour pay. Goals are impossible to meet.

  8. Overall good student job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, easy to move up

    Cons

    Dirty job, pay is poor even as you climb the ladder.

  9. Sales Associate(Delivery driver/Warehouse worker)

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate, Delivery Driver in Seekonk, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, Delivery Driver in Seekonk, MA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every day is different, lots of freedom to work comfortably, interesting job, fun

    Cons

    only part time(for now)

  10. sales rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, easy work, can be fun and challenging

    Cons

    Expect too much for too little. Not much room for advancement, poor pay, long shifts.

  11. Laid back, fun, and rewarding experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Trainee in Akron, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back and easy going environment
    Flexible work schedule
    No nights or weekends
    Learn lots of new knowledge
    Generous compensation for the level of skills required for the part time position

    Cons

    Some repetitive tasks, but what job doesn't have that?


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