Fastenal - Good work environment | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Fastenal
There are newer employer reviews for Fastenal

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Good work environment"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great culture and friendly setting. Training is very helpful.

Cons

Hectic environment without benefits for part-time positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fastenal. Move fast. Make money. Move on."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money 50k plus. Independence. They will let you move up in the company fast and make a lot of promises. They have great hours of operation in most stores: 7-5. They are a debt free company.

    Cons

    They promise a lot and don't follow through. This isn't just a one time experience, this has happened to many of my co-workers all across the country. Fastenal like to tell you that if you perform to a certain level, you will get a raise. In reality, you get a raise only when they feel like giving you one. Also, corporate is full of people who think they are high and mighty. Just be weary of the fact that they hold their money tight and their Loyalty is to no one.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to your employees. We work hard every day to make you money, return the favor by just being honest about promotions and expectations. Also, don't let a DM from out of state come in and fire an entire district of general managers. That's not good for your reputation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company if you're a Sales Associate or OSP..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotion from within.

    Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    General Managers work 60hrs a week and I'm absolutely miserable. We are understaffed, as many stores are, with high turn over rate for part-time help.

    Fastenal has their hands in too many different avenues of sales and it's overwhelming to sell every category. On top of the massive amounts of product, the nature of "in-house" tasks that need to be done daily weigh down the average employee and slows down an already understaffed store.

    Being understaffed means employees never get a break. 10hr straight days with not even 15mins to breathe.

    Pay could be better. For 60hrs a week, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    Communication in proper training is poor. Very, very poor.

    The technology that drives Fastenal is really, really, really old. Windows Server 2003 is what drives this company. The POS system is filled with useless things and old ideas that have failed. FASTNET is a graveyard for outdated information.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees from the overall district instead of branch revenue. This would allow for better staffed stores. Take the burden off district managers as being the sole hiring manager. They already have too much on their plate. UPDATE YOUR TECHNOLOGY PAST 2003.

There are newer employer reviews for Fastenal
There are newer employer reviews for Fastenal

See Most Recent

Work at Fastenal? Share Your Experiences

Fastenal
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or