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Fastenal Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work experience for a part time job while attending college" (in 137 reviews)

  • "You will either learn a lot very quickly or not" (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little benefits offered to part time" (in 135 reviews)

  • "Long hours sometimes but good people" (in 106 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work as student

    Cons

    Lots to learn, but this is a plus as well


  2. "Very Stable"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Company, Great Business Model.

    Cons

    Asked to wear too many hats.

  3. "Very high speed environment with little training"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Support in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and usually decent management

    Cons

    Not very much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and see what’s working and what’s not and quit doing things simply because “it’s how it has always been done”.


  4. "Great Sales Company"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility and career advancement if you put the hours in. Rewarding customer interaction.

    Cons

    High stress job and management can be irrational


  5. "Your Personal Experience May Vary"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Current branch has given me lots of freedom to work how I want and take on responsibilities beyond the normal job description. Flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Old branch was a corporate dictatorship.


  6. "Working for Fastenal has given me so many tools to be successful with making sales and also growing as an individual."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with the community and watching each account grow.

    Cons

    Management within the store is unfortunately a con. Some training on how to work as a team leader would be much better.


  7. "Great entry way into industrial solutions business"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Inventory Support in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales and Inventory Support in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Good people
    Breadth of exposure to many industries

    Cons

    Steep learning curve if you are new to thr industry

  8. "This is a good steady job!"

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    Former Employee - Machinist in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Machinist in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and job security, and the people i worked with were great!

    Cons

    The repetition sometimes unmotivated me.

    Advice to Management

    The air ventilation could be improved, if it hasnt already.


  9. "Good for current students"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get job experience for students, especially business majors

    Cons

    It's a very fast-paced environment


  10. "Great for part time work"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, schedule, hours, not hard work, great people

    Cons

    Out dated computer system is the only real con

    Advice to Management

    None