Fastenal Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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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. Great company

    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Great benefits and bonuses.

    Cons

    Low starting pay. Must perform for bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Hire in at a little higher rate to get better applicants.


  2. Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fastenal

    Pros

    Great People, the entire office pretty much got along.
    Relaxed Work Atmosphere, nobody seems to be in too big of a rush.
    Managers work well with part-time employees.

    Cons

    Disorganized, the store and storage area could both use an overhaul in organizational aspects.
    Part-timers can only work 30 hours.
    Overall a great place to work, not too many cons.

    Advice to Management

    More organization


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    General Manager

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great training programs. Freedom to run your store in your own way. Great Benefits. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower side for a base salary. Vertical movement is tougher the farther distance you are from regional offices.


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OSP in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - OSP in Prince George, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Many In Canada...I Love The Osp Position...Growth Is Is Booming In BC....It All Depends Where YoU Are On The Map And How Economys Are Doing....You Should Know This Before You Decide Which Store To Apply At....I Made Over 5000 In A Month Take Home...Best Pay I've Ever seen

    Cons

    none I Can Think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep A Low Overhead And You'll Do ok


  6. Helpful (1)

    T-Hub

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


  7. Laid back, fun, and rewarding experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  8. Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

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

    Pros

    Great values and wonderful people to work with. Am able to grow in the company.

    Cons

    There really are not any cons. This company has treated me and my family quite well.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (14)

    " Hire and Fire comapany ”

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    This is totally garbage company to work with totally time waste . If someone reason your stupid enough to say yes and recruit yourself(like me) biggest mistake you ever done and they will not hesitate to kill by disgusting msg if you don't obey their words I should say more like a BULLY so at least think a million times before joining as employee

    Cons

    Management- Absolutely Pathetic .Dictator style of Management that has no idea about his job and keeps bullying and harassing all techincal guys to cover up for the self- incompetency and zero knowledge about how to run the Organization. Few people are given important roles in the office because of their apparent closeness to Management

    1) No evaluation methods, they fire people if they don't like your face
    2) You may be fired at any time without prior notice beware of this
    3) HR professionals are horrible arrogant no respect to employees
    4) JOB security is very very low
    5) Unproessional people at top level
    6) Many more to say but beware of this company,never ever join this hell
    7) The technology sector of this company is run by a unprofessional people
    8) Like BPO, they do hiring & firing in Technology as well.I have seen more than 9 fired in last 6 months.
    9) Leadership does not have correct strategy to make it better, infact its going worse
    10) Candidtae having good profile does not even come for the interviews

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that money can buy everything, start treating people well and this way you can retain talents in your company. Please get rid of unprofessional managers as soon as possible otherwise this will kill the brand name in India


  11. Laid back, great experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Ruston, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great part time work for a college kid

    Cons

    Full time employees are under compensated



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