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Fastenal Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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Daniel Florness
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Pros
  • Great work experience for a part time job while attending college (in 128 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about the construction and Industry world (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Little benefits offered to part time (in 131 reviews)

  • Also upper management does not listen to individual employees and their wants (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Support"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience for sales, customer service, materials handling, and logistics activities

    Cons

    Little benefits offered to part time


  2. "Fastenal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and people

    Cons

    Not challenging and not a lot of opportunities to move up

    Advice to Management

    Challenger others

  3. "Very good company, low base for sales company."

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    Former Employee - Onsite Account Representative in Vonore, TN
    Former Employee - Onsite Account Representative in Vonore, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great hours, good sales experience. No weekend shifts and plenty of time for family.

    Cons

    Low pay, have to start PT, cannot move up into really good positions unless someone is fired (cushy jobs).

    Advice to Management

    Pay better.


  4. "Great place"

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

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, family oriented, friendly, great values

    Cons

    So far, I haven't had any cons

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work. Love that they understand you have a family


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winona, MN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility. Love the founders.

    Cons

    Strong favoritism. No raises. Major office politics. Very passive aggressive setting with condescending behavior. Sucking up if you want to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equal. Don’t hire new people and pay them more than a current employee who’s been there several years. Turnover wouldn’t be so bad if you actually followed the core values of Fastenal.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Ideal part time job for college students.
    Room for growth, company likes to hire internally.

    Cons

    Position is primarily inventory based, counting product quantities every day.
    Dealings between corporate and branches always shaky.
    Turnover rate is high.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Picker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Great pay
    Advancement opportunities
    Good location

    Cons

    Poor management
    No acknowledgement/appreciation of seniority
    Very poor managment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sourcing Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Winona, MN
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    as a college student they pay pretty well, get experience working in market research and reaching out to contacts

    Cons

    you either have a lot of work or nothing to do, can be boring since most of the work is independent and on a computer

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Greatt"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Metairie, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Metairie, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fastenal is great for students looking for a flexible employer. They really work great when creating a schedule around school, . room for advancement

    Cons

    The pay is a little low and it is very hard to get a raise. Also upper management does not listen to individual employees and their wants. Stores need more help

    Advice to Management

    Market the stores better, More online presence. Dont take customers away from stores then ask why sales dipped


  10. "Fastenal"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in East Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in East Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth is an option within the company, paid trainings on the industry, a lot of options to explore and usually yeah I have diabetes.

    Cons

    They start you at part time to prove yourself which can be a lengthy process sometimes, and also they like to spank you when you make a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    I’d say every store should have a structure that works best, a flexible plan for every branch and not the same standardized structure. However, sometimes I think the managers butt cheeks are too fat.


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