Fastenal - A great company, but not a good match for everyone | Glassdoor
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"A great company, but not a good match for everyone"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Fastenal full-time

Pros

There are always opportunities for promotions, if you are willing to relocate. Experience is invaluable, great for someone out of college who needs work experience. Very autonomous environment at branch level.

Cons

Pay could be better in some positions. Occasionally new ideas are enforced by corporate that don't always translate at branch level.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees a little more - you would attract and maintain the individuals you want working for you.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outside Sales Person"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OSP
    Current Employee - OSP
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training. The company really invests in their people. You can get promoted quickly.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Once you've invested significant training and resources to develop your people, don't lose them by not increasing pay or incentives enough.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a bad starter job if you are desperate for work. Pretty easy job to get benefits and a pay check.

    Cons

    This may be the worst company with even worse management. Here are the best lines from my district manager;

    "If you see someone throwing out a desk or chairs, throw it in the back of your truck and bring it to the branch."

    "You want to move some dead inventory, bring it to your customers and leave it on their loading dock. Don't forget to bill them and put the invoice in the box."

    "If a customer give you their ups billing code, make sure you use it for your other customers."

    These are just a few example of the poor management structure.

    Their products are overpriced and take too long to get in. The HUB system is an absolute joke. Customers need product yesterday and they take forever to get it in to the store, if they get it to you at all.

    Goals are unrealistic and margins are way too high. If you by miracle hit a goal, they will tell you 10 things you did wrong. They will find every way to take month out of your pockets.

    Don't take a job here. You'll be thanking me.

    Advice to Management

    Management? What management? Change with the times. Nobody cares about that stupid race car or sponsorships on tv shows nobody watches. Try giving us more than a dozen catalogs for the year. Put money into local advertising and employees.

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