Fastenal Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
280 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
3.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Leland Hein
21 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

280 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (1)

    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


  2. Not bad for what it is

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. outside sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Structure problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    NO WORKING WEEKENDS, laid back not really stressful at all. Pretty good starting pay for a part time job.

    Cons

    Customers are always confused. Never know what they want or what size. GM's think they rule the world

    Advice to Management

    Structure.


  7. Ups and downs of corporate life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of openings all over the u.s. And with hard work and dedication can gain a lot of very valuable sales experience or even further advancement opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Pay is pretty bad for the work a lot of employees accomplish day to day. Especially OSP, makes it hard to desire the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Find better store and district managers willing to motivate the team.


  8. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Morro Bay, CA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Support in Morro Bay, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience with shipping/ receiving

    Cons

    Poor pay, no room to grow in company

    Advice to Management

    Pay better to keep solid employees around


  9. Under pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you fit in, you'll be in

    Cons

    Too many hours with no overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Career advancement is difficult

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support

    I worked at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Large company with room for personal growth if ambitious.

    Cons

    If not willing to relocate, minimal opportunity for advancement. No raises, kept at part time status and no benefits for 2.5 years.


  11. Pretty good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you can move up quickly if you work hard. Great training

    Cons

    turn over is high and customers know it

    Advice to Management

    Develop talent locally and give them incentive to stay.



Showing 280 of 970 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.