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Fastenal Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
753 Reviews
3.0
753 Reviews
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Leland Hein
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Laid back, great experience.

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    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)

    Pros

    Great part time work for a college kid

    Cons

    Full time employees are under compensated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company and great management, but a lot of computer screen time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Support in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Product Support in Winona, MN

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Good management, flexible hours, decent pay for a college job. Can become a full-time job if you want.

    Cons

    A lot of screen time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    "Hazardous to career"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I did not find any thing good in Fastenal. They just used their intial paycheck as a trap to catch the simply and gentle people. Only reason i rated 5 star - please try to understand

    Cons

    It is a proprietorship firm with no corporate culture. Following are some points which reflect the true colour of its filthy business model:

    1. Power of the management is in the hand of people who are unemployable to other firms and therefore, live on flattery to the management in usa and practice filthy politics to stay in the position.

    2. Highest attrition rate due to false promises during recruitment, be at research or business development level. Currently, might be the top company in Bangalore where sizeable number of employees abscond within a short span of time. Currently the brand name is zero in the market that they are not getting good people

    3. No training, unrealistic pressure, no reward but all blame game job environment. Junior level employees are treated as slaves and are pushed to work hard.

    4. The objective of the company in india is simple, create some fake results and earn money as much as they can

    5. Managers and HR are the worst in the company

    6. The funniest and last but not the least part is that, all the positive feedbacks written against the company in web reviews are instructed by the management to mislead people.

    7. This is not a company but a shop. Don't destroy your career by joining this shop. Many careers have already been destroyed by them. Many people have absconded from this company. Some employees are pressured to leave. If you dont lick the top management they boot you. WARNING: Do NOT join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Nothing... they are all rotten.
    2. Why all the lies and deceit? Grow up. Employees are not your slaves. Mistreating employees has led to a very bad name for your SHOP. Management team must be replaced. Senior management is terrible. This SHOP is a trap to destroy your career
    3. No growth, excessive politics, no leaves are given if you stress more that could be your last working day Recent college graduates should realize that the company is no longer a start-up; you're joining a medium sized firm that's still struggling to find its way in a sea of competitors. If you're talented enough, you'd be better off trying for Google or another quality big firm to shore up your skills, and THEN move to a start-up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    You actually get noticed for hard work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QC Auditor in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - QC Auditor in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay considering they work with your school schedule and treat you really well! Leadership really knows a lot about what happens!

    Cons

    No negatives. Great company with great atmosphere! There is a huge ability to grow in the company! I love it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Fastenal as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that want you to succeed and go to the next level. Area to grow within the company and places to let uou grow.

    Cons

    Pay is low for industry but pay is based on how hard you want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice from employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work,Good quality work and innovative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    It's a world of learning new things every day.. Good Pay Competitor

    Cons

    Growth is slow but you will grow once prove yourself to the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Productive and great workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    The best thing about FASTENAL is the constant competition and drive to overcome challenge with team effort. It is a company that directly rewards achievement and places focus on merit above all else.
    I learned the ropes on how to successfully canvass, develop, and generate revenue from a geographic territory.

    Cons

    Hardest part of the job is dealing with customizations. Enjoyable part is satisfying the client.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly Environment,Great work culture in enhancing ur skills in IT Department Yes,i stick to it not less than 5 Years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fastenal allows employees to enjoy a partial telecommute with a flexible schedule. The people at Fastenal are very friendly and professional. The work is very interesting and keeps the day lively. The salary is very competitive. I most enjoyed the flexible scheduling and the professionals I worked with on a daily basis. The people here really make an effort to work as a team to achieve common goals.

    Cons

    I can't think of a major downside to this company and I have worked at FASTENAL for over 5+ years now. The only small downside is that they are always busy, so everyone always has a lot on their plate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive and Encouraging environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Great work environment and incentives to work hard are given constantly

    Cons

    compensation can be on lower end for responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Company, directions is not trending up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    No degree needed. Good base starting salary. Amazing training with good product knowledge focus.

    Cons

    Competitive. Becoming more centralize in decision making. No cost of living change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people who live in NY a LITTLE bit more than someone living in po-dunk Iowa

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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