Fastenal Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Leland Hein
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Pros
  • Good part time job for high school or college students (in 48 reviews)

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

Cons
  • For part time employees their are ZERO benefits (in 50 reviews)

  • Good luck advancing if you aren't friends with upper management (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Good Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Fastenal can be a great place to work. Depends on the General Manager. If you have a great GM your work experience will be great. Vice-versa

    Cons

    Very little interaction with anyone higher than the General Manager. A lot is expected for $10/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to staff. Give part time people steady hours, and don't cut hours at the holidays.


  2. Chill Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, positive environment, easy to move up quick

    Cons

    Low base salary, hours are long


  3. Packaging Part-Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good work conditions, very safe-oriented

    Cons

    If you don't like doing the same thing over again this is not for you.


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    outside sales

    Current Employee - Account Representative/Customer Service Lead in College Park, GA
    Current Employee - Account Representative/Customer Service Lead in College Park, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, small employee: store ratio

    Cons

    low commission, health benefits


  6. Not bad for what it is

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to make your own decisions, plan your own day, be on your own, decent pay, decent commission depending on margin and growth.

    Cons

    Not much recognition by upper management, a LOT of turnover, no raises


  7. outside sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting job, learn the ins and outs of sales. Good training program for new sales employees.

    Cons

    Bad insurance, long hours, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  8. Solid Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great support system, resources, 2000+ branches, communication skills will grow, hire within the company

    Cons

    Poor shipping often, technology outdated, difficult to be consistent

    Advice to Management

    Fix the hub/shipping


  9. Sales Trainee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The are flexible with hours

    Cons

    There is lack of training


  10. Awesome Company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Weekends off, that is a big thing.

    Cons

    None really, I have none.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  11. Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Selinsgrove, PA
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Selinsgrove, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you're starting a career in sales. A lot of training provided to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Relocating and not an opportunity where I moved to. Not a good company to advance in. Most sales professionals relocate to other companies after about two years.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about keeping your reps.



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