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"Learned a lot and a lot about myself"

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Former Employee - Account Specialist
Former Employee - Account Specialist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If you are persistent, thorough and work hard it is hard to not be succesful
time off is not bad
endless tools at your disposal to make your job easier if you know where to look
potential for good commissions if you are in or near a big city

Cons

everyone has to start part time-if that isnt a slap in the face to a new hire I dont know what is
being passed over for a promised promotion is not uncommon
when things go bad, it seemed that the culture of the company focused on doom and gloom and scare tactics

Advice to Management

In my experience the majority of upper management are great at what they do and are more often than not interested in the development of their reports. Unfortunately it was obvious that sometimes upper management got where they were by only looking out for number 1 when the time came

Other Employee Reviews for Fastenal

  1. "Good gig if you haven't got a degree."

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Support in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Support in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good customer base, generally can make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Corporate decides to implement programs without any word to it's store level employees, transportation system can be horrendous.


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    "Fastenal doesn't care if you stay or go and don't bother calling HR"

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Ellensburg, WA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Fastenal Sales Trainee in Ellensburg, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They paid a dollar more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    HIGH turnover rate because the company sucks for employee structure... meaning... My district manager said "we don't do reviews or give raises at all, to anyone". I was there 9 months. I worked with uneducated idiots who had no idea how to speak to employees or coach or train. In two weeks my district manager was replaced and my store manager quit. I had to work with a coworker who I had called HR on on because he liked to yell at me when know one was around. HR didn't care. Fastenal HONESTLY was the worst company I have EVER worked for. I have never had a company care less about me.... New hires... Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Pay for uniforms.

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