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"At least Carl Edwards is well compensated..."

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Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than a year)

Pros

1. You may learn a thing or two.

2. Depending on how you spin it, you can add some bullet points to your resume.

Cons

1. Pay

2. Most of the people working there are rational and hoping to get out, but there are some 'true believers'.

Advice to Management

Groupthink: is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people, in which the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Empty Promises"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Laborer in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Laborer in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job really doesn't take any brain power.
    Decent pay.
    Will work with school schedule (sometimes)
    It is incredibly difficult to get fired. You would have to actively try to do so.

    Cons

    3 interviews required for even the most basic of jobs (which is inefficient).
    ZERO training provided
    Management does not follow through on promises
    They will not give you pay raises no matter how long you've been there
    Performance bonuses/perks are misguided
    Inaccurate measurement metrics used to judge performance
    Will promise you assistance/promotional opportunities through phrases like "we promote from within," and "we take pride in our training" however, they will not fulfill those promises.
    No incentives for education/tuition reimbursement/ other programs which promote any intelligence in staffing

    Advice to Management

    Moral is bad. You know it. The workers know it. The 'open door policy' is only useful if your manager is not highly combative/easily aggravated when you try to talk with him/her. Otherwise, you are fostering an environment of dissatisfied employees with incredibly high turn-over. The fact is, you cannot wait for your employees to point out the problem to you. You must be proactive with moral! Otherwise your safety and production will decrease (which is the problem you're facing now).


  2. "Grueling"

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia City, IN
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Columbia City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount on some items, but that is about it. Nothing too special. When I worked for them there were no benefits offered to part time workers other than 401k

    Cons

    Lots of push from regional management to hit sales, profit and other numbers leading to short term focus and other pitfalls.

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