Fastenal - Kind of a do it yourself culture with the help of a forklift and a Dodge Ram | Glassdoor
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"Kind of a do it yourself culture with the help of a forklift and a Dodge Ram"

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Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You have the opportunity to learn about many industries as well as lots of specifics.
Decent Base Pay plus Commission is available

Cons

Commissioned jobs require at least a Bachelors Degree
Job is micro-managed on several levels
Management has been with the company forever and doesn't change at the GM or above often

Advice to Management

Someone to needs to move Oberton down to the basement.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start, horrible place to stay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "DC - machine work"

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    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.

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