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Fastenal Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work experience for a part time job while attending college" (in 129 reviews)

  • "You learn a lot about the construction and Industry world" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little benefits offered to part time" (in 133 reviews)

  • "Solution to sales issues from upper management is "Go Sell"" (in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Fastenal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are great fun place to work

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    If salary is better less turnover


  2. "Inside sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and hours

    Cons

    Low pay, always understaffed, unappreciated

  3. "Part time Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are locations all throughout the country and the one I work at is 5 minutes from my house. A lot of oppurtunity to grow from part-time to full-time sales. Afterward there is the management ladder that is straight forward to climb. Company culture is great and it is growing fast.

    Cons

    Don't expect to make great money until you become a District Manager (depending where you are). If nuts and bolts are not your passion then it might be boring for you.


  4. "Machinist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Machinist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady Work
    40+ Hours a week

    Cons

    As of now, not any.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    Full time work is good


  6. "Growth through customer service"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Continuous opportunities and potential for growth

    Cons

    Commission structure and turn over

    Advice to Management

    Better commission structure and balance of time


  7. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are not bad for sales. Hard work pays off with this company. Good leadership at the top.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better compared to a lot of the start ups I see around.

    Advice to Management

    Create a solid training program for P.T. help we can streamline. Would make it much easier for us to sell and operate the branch.

  8. "Sales Support Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Hours no weekends

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to other companies , bellow average benefits

    Advice to Management

    Pay full time employees minimum $15 hr and your turnover will decrease.


  9. "Great experience builder"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in South Florida, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working Conditions
    Company truck to use while at work

    Cons

    Low pay
    Micromanagement
    No opportunity for growth
    DM pay structure works against Branch Managers
    Too many locations
    Not competitive with others

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary of those working for you, less micromanagement and better training.


  10. "Outside sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions, work hard and earn your worth

    Cons

    The margin you have to stay in is a downside or else it takes from your commission

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the margin


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