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"hang on for the ride"

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Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

you can earn good salary if you can meet performance expectations.
advancement opportunities
basically running your own business

Cons

"all in" mentality leaves little time for family
long hours needed to accomplish what is expected

Advice to Management

its not all about numbers, look at the good people

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Kind of a do it yourself culture with the help of a forklift and a Dodge Ram"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start, horrible place to stay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

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