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Updated January 22, 2018
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Daniel Florness
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Pros
  • This company allows flexible hours for part time employees (in 125 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Part time employees are only allowed 30 hours per week (in 124 reviews)

  • Rapidly changing direction from upper management - priorities kept changing (in 93 reviews)

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  1. "Fastenal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decentralized management, autonomy in work

    Cons

    Generally understaffed, variance in job description and expectations


  2. "Part-time"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pt pay
    Decent benefits
    Decent ability to move up

    Cons

    Job gets repetitive
    Manager really makes or breaks the job

  3. "Can't complain"

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

    Pros

    Easy work and flexible hours

    Cons

    Not organized, cluttered, learning curve


  4. "Fastenal Review"

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    Current Employee - On-Site Account Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - On-Site Account Representative in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training programs, confidence in millennial generation, provides for a lot of great experience.

    Cons

    The pay is not great.


  5. "Inside sales"

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

    I worked at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    The job security is good and the flexibility with hours is good

    Cons

    The pay could be a lot better


  6. "Summer Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience in managing a small business

    Cons

    Less sales than I expected


  7. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Westlake, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Westlake, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good people low stress non micro manage

    Cons

    Benefits long days leadership is lacking

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Internship"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Winona, MN
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great people around the office. Felt welcomed and fit in almost immediately. People with passion for the work they do.

    Cons

    Communication between different aspects of the company.


  9. "inside sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in West Monroe, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work environment, great benefits, easy to balance life with this job

    Cons

    less opportunities for growth than expected


  10. "sales associate"

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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

    fun work environment, opportunity to learn alot about many different industries, decent starting wages

    Cons

    poor training program, vast inventory to learn, trail by fire

    Advice to Management

    devise a better hands on training routine for the pos system


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