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Fastenal Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for a part time job in my area (in 113 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn a lot about the industry (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No PTO as part time zero sick time zero benefits of any kind no vacation (in 113 reviews)

  • Was not given the resources to succeed from those outside this branch (upper management) (in 86 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tifton, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tifton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for part-timers while attending college, excellent training, good mix of working in the store and doing outside sales

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. It gets hot during the summer and cold in the winter working in some of the factories, but that just comes with the line of work.

    Advice to Management

    Helping local stores market themselves through social media would be a plus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Co-Workers, Love My Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Durango, CO
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Durango, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Promotes from within
    -Good Pay if you are willing to work for it
    -Lots of training resources
    - Helpful co-workers both in the store and throughout the district
    - Opportunity to develop amazing relationships with customers & co-workers
    - Never a boring moment

    Cons

    -Ever-changing "focus on this!" For example: one month growth is the top priority, the next month it's active accounts, the next it's interactions.
    - Maybe this should be in the pro list... there is no standardized training procedure. You learn what your superiors think you should learn. For some this means always being busy, constantly being flooded with information and responsibilities, or it could mean having 4 tasks and then sitting around waiting for a customer to walk in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on treating part-time and full-time (non-salary) employees as if they are a crucial part of the store and operations. Gives them a sense of belonging and investment. As someone who started out as part-time, my co-workers did this for me, but I never felt like the district manager had much investment in me at the part-time level.


  3. "Great Company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 3PL Coordinator in Jessup, PA
    Current Employee - 3PL Coordinator in Jessup, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fastenal makes an effort to show their employees that they care; good employees move up very fast.

    Cons

    Fast promotions for good workers results in the inability to produce good numbers at the basic level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Fastenal Management has been wonderful as far as I know.


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  5. "Sales Support PT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Brunswick, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Brunswick, OH

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

    Pros

    Great People &Great Company
    Hard Work and Dedication will get you further with this company
    Family oriented environment

    Cons

    There are some jobs you wont want to do, but very rarely.
    Issues come up with some people not pulling there weight but that happens with every company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with treating your employees right and providing a great work place!


  6. "Fastenal was a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sorter in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Sorter in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, (most) managers were awesome, decent pay for part-time college students, hours conform to schedule

    Cons

    Work was tedious, but this is expected out of a distribution center


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn how to run a business from the inside out

    Cons

    Over time may be offered


  8. "Sales Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Elk River, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Elk River, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good business, strong staff. Employee Discount

    Cons

    Pricing is high for customers at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on.


  9. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every day is a little different and you learn so much from just experiencing it day in and day out. The employees in my store are all younger and it's just a fun environment to be in.

    Cons

    Management isn't always present therefore required to make your own decision whether it be good or bad. Sometimes deal with rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your part timers and let them go out to accounts and fill vending machines and lockers.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Laid back environment, while still very productive. Management are amazing and take care of those under them. No one goes unnoticed and never hated working here.

    Cons

    Business can get overbearing. Stressful at times.


  11. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for, friendly people, good benefits,you get the weekends off, very flexible hours. Also the management will do a lot to help you

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

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