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Fastenal Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work experience for a part time job while attending college" (in 136 reviews)

  • "You learn a lot about the construction and Industry world" (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little benefits offered to part time" (in 134 reviews)

  • "Long hours sometimes but good people" (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Get out what you put in."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    M-F
    Salary plus commission
    Run your own business

    Cons

    Too many blame shifters
    Doesn’t always run like a multinational multi billion dollar business

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding support roles and figure out how to solve the problems that currently exist. Tough to get to 6 billion if you can’t maintain 5.


  2. "It’s great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture is awesome. Treat you like family.

    Cons

    A lot of stress for the amount of pay.

  3. "It Data Support Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    It's a nice env to work in Winona

    Cons

    Not too much work to do


  4. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, 3 weeks vacation, friendly staff

    Cons

    sometimes not enough help, pay can be on the low end starting out


  5. "Stick with it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Great flexibility
    Diverse experience in multiple facets of the industry
    Vacation is good

    Cons

    Pay can take a while to get to where it needs to be
    Turnover is high with co-workers
    Rarely have resources required to make customers really happy


  6. "Fastenal"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, all jobs in the warehouse were easy to learn & do. Got to interact with customer & branch employees. Monthly bonuses. Easily able to advance & work your way up. Benefits are nice.

    Cons

    No work life balance, to do my job & make sure my team & dept was set I easily had to work 10-17 hour days. Management doesn’t care about issues, & they don’t listen to employees. Don’t expect to get a raise & pay starting out is low. Training is sub par in the warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees on the front line about issues they bring up, provide them necessary tools to do their job. Performance based raises would be nice for the full timers.


  7. "An okay place to work"

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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

    Always something to do, customer service, good hours

    Cons

    Dealing with people who don't know what they want/need

  8. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, and diverse days

    Cons

    Not many cons, especially for entry level


  9. "Insurance is great, 401k could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Flexible schedule - easy to take time for an appointment
    Insurance- $1000 deductible and it covers chiropractors and a ton of other stuff
    7am-5pm Mon-Fri Schedule
    Training- The classes they offer are world class and actually teach you things
    Travel- Tons of opportunities to go to conventions and such, as long as you are good at your job
    Manage your own Book of Business- Your book is yours, this is great for me, but could be bad for people not as motivated
    Vacation/Sick Time- 40 hours of each as soon as you sign on

    Cons

    401k- No company match, just profit sharing upto 5k yearly.
    Commission Program- makes no sense at all. They are working on changing this currently
    Co-workers- You'll have good and bad at any company. Luckily your business is your business.
    Management- Told to do one thing one month, then the next month it is the opposite. Just frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Do a 401k match, even if it's a small percentage, some is better than none.
    Figure out what you want before you put into action so we don't have to do the opposite next month.


  10. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support
    Former Employee - Sales Support

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

    Pros

    Professional experience, Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Work environment, lack of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Be more welcoming