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Fastenal General Manager Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2017
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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Fastenal.

Interview

Fairly straightforward forward interview process. You'll take an online test to see if your qualified then you'll have two interviews. The first interview will be with the district manager and the second will be with the Regional Vice President. Most of the interview questions are strength and weakness questions.

Interview Questions

  • Is it difficult for you to manage multiple tasks and meet specific deadlines.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Fastenal

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Simple. GMs are usually higher from within so as long as you have a good story to tell and have shown success, you will be targeted to move up. You will still go through all the interview steps which includes a basic interview by the DM, possibly meeting with the RVP.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your favorite success story within your book of business?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    I Applied online. My manager pushed my name, because of my performance as a
    Outside salesman. There isn't really anything to it. This is a " Good 'ol Boy club" company if your DM likes you and you produce results you will be fine if your DM doesn't like you count yourself out

    Interview Questions

    • It didn't happen. The online test part can be passed by being cocky and consistent. Use good logic on the logic problems   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    There was non to be had it was made clear. Unless their situation is dire you will not get any consessions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erlanger, KY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal (Erlanger, KY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    It was in the back of a warehouse leaning against pallets. Very informal and not lengthy. I knew two questions in that I was not going to get the job and that he already had someone else in mind. It was a giant waste of everyone's time. It was clearly a formality to fulfill some sort of quota, but I wish I didn't have to take time off of work to be a number on a sheet.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your goal 6 months into taking over the branch?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal (San Antonio, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Took a two hour online test, over my mental aquity, ethics, decision making, leadership skills, and math skills. Once I passed that test, the district manager called me and set up a first interview that went great. A few days later I had a second interview with two general managers, which I thought didn't go as well. I was offered the job a few days later, I went and did a drug test and submitted my DMV MVR, and started the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Fastenal?   1 Answer

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Muskogee, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Fastenal (Muskogee, OK) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Online application and aptitute test which takes a couple hours. Was called for an interview shortly thereafter. Interviewed with district manager and another general manager present. Being an existing employee, this process was a little shorter than my first interview with the company for a sales rep position.

    Interview Questions

    • How are you best motivated and how would you motivate others?   1 Answer

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Fastenal (Tempe, AZ) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was a 1 part session with 2 district managers. They do a 1:1 session in the same room together where they lay out a list of questions they designed themselves. If they like what they hear early on they wont go through every question. If they don't like what they here then they will let you know at the end of the interview that they appreciate your interest but are looking for someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to overcome that?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    I met with the district manager at a coffee shop on a Saturday afternoon. A lot was focused on my accomplishments as an outside sales rep. I brought a file of all sales related data from my time as an OSP. The numbers spoke for themselves, he also wanted to make sure I was able to manage a group of employees and that I had a plan to grow the stores sales.

    Interview Questions

    • What would I do in certain situations involving a customer or employee?   Answer Question

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Not very lengthy. 2 interviews and a meeting to walk through daily operations.

    Interview Questions


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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Fastenal.

    Interview

    I was hired to this position from the Sales position.

    Interview Questions

    • Be ready for math formula questions to calculate margin.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You can maybe ask for 200 more per month.


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