Fastenal Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2020

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3.5
69%
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85%
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Fastenal President and CEO Daniel Florness (no image)
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603 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good flexibility with hours if you're in school or working another part time(in 144 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, easy for a college student(in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • "No vacation days for part-time employees(in 145 reviews)

  • "Long hours, Upper management demands unreal expectations(in 112 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Tulsa, OK
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work hours, Monday through Friday 8-5

    Cons

    No cons for this company

  2. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    I loved working at this place

    Cons

    lots of work to do

  3. "Fast pace, large responsibility, stable company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -You will gain knowledge of account management, sales, finance, store operations, and various industrial markets -Many companies recognize Fastenal so setting up meetings and getting past the initial gatekeeper is typically easy

    Cons

    -Based on the company business model you are not likely to have the support you need to grow and you will plateau quickly (support has to be requested from multiple store locations that you sell within - many stores are understaffed to boot) -Salary is very similar to an OSR but with more responsibility -New position and seemingly not as valued in times of economic downturn -Quick plateau in commission and lack of upward mobility in company from this position -Management can be challenging and rarely remove poor performing employees unless for something flagrant -Local culture was very negative/toxic -This position is being pushed towards mobility without the technology or structure to succeed

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  4. "Great place to get sales experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get your feet wet in sales, family oriented, good team to be a part of

    Cons

    Pay could be better, benefits are geared toward families

  5. "Good Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gives you sales experience, plenty of opportunities to advance, fun company to work for.

    Cons

    Pay is low, 10 hour days, have to deal with walk-in customers

  6. "EndlessPathways"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Sales Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Autonomy and freedom to create your own success while working with great people and receiving big company support.

    Cons

    Decentralization can cause a lack of cohesive vision.

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great training program, good hours

    Cons

    Not a lot on growth outside of sales

  8. "Under Staffed"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunity and good experience in the business sector.

    Cons

    Under staffed, and under payed for the hustle you got to go through.

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  9. "Okay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, supportive coworkers, various working conditions

    Cons

    A lot is expected of you as a part timer, low pay

  10. "Good job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good job faster paced environment

    Cons

    Unless the store grows the commission is not good at all. They say if you want more money go out and get it but if you do f have the salesperson position you won’t get paid for your hard work.

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