Fastenal - Great place to start, horrible place to stay | Glassdoor
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"Great place to start, horrible place to stay"

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Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Easy to move up if you're a punctual hard worker. Promotions happen fast because nobody stays very long.

Cons

Infested with "corporate culture". No top-down management, which they excuse by claiming that it is "decentralized". If you're salaried, expect to make mid-$30's while working as many hours as they want you to, sometimes weekends, sometimes getting called back in after your shift ended. Very few pleasant people to work with in the DC. They continue to waste money on expensive automated equipment that never works correctly. They will hire any thug off the streets, so if you're a lead or above, don't expect quality employees. Can't blame them though for the part-time, no benefits, and $10/hour with no raises EVER.

Advice to Management

Just give up.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "DC - machine work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Warehouse - Picking in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - General Warehouse - Picking in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an honest job.

    Cons

    Repetitive work; tiring, boring, lonely, sometimes stressful. They frown upon teamwork and you don't get a break. It's incredible tedious and physically intensive. Most likely permanently messed up my back but it got me through college.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know the correct way to micro-manage and avoid the turnovers. You get what you pay for, deal with it.


  2. "Great work experience, covering numerous aspects of business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time pay, job security, co-workers. Great experience for anyone looking for part time work, they expect you to stay with the company and when you perform well you are rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Low starting salary with limited advancement in Full Time. Either way the company is straight forward and does well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same

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