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Fastenal Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule for part-time employees (assuming the branch is adequately staffed) (in 106 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn a lot about the industry (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • No PTO as part time zero sick time zero benefits of any kind no vacation (in 112 reviews)

  • Was not given the resources to succeed from those outside this branch (upper management) (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience. Great staff. Great Company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Support in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The daily tasks of the sales support position provide me with knowledge and opportunities that I had not had before. At the very beginning, it was a bit overwhelming because of the amount of information you need to know about the various products inside the store. However, after 2 months, I am able to grasp almost every part of my job and do it routinely without error. Plus, my GM is already looking for ways to promote me through the corporate ladder which is really encouraging.

    Cons

    None too significant to comment on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "outside sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OSR in Tumwater, WA
    Current Employee - OSR in Tumwater, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun people, driving around a lot is fun.

    Cons

    5 10 hour days a week no overtime


  3. "Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off.
    Promotes from within.

    Cons

    Uncontrollable market factors affect paychecks
    Few holidays

    Advice to Management

    Great management


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  5. "Fastenal has given me the opportunity to move up in the company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promote from within and all of the people are friendly. The gave me a job when I needed it most.

    Cons

    You have to work long hours but it does pay off in the end if you are willing to produce


  6. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ownership, profitability, freedom, growth opportunity

    Cons

    High stress but high reward

    Advice to Management

    More rigorous training on training


  7. "Good experience and loved the people I worked with. A lot of opportunity to move up if you apply yourself."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked with and no day is ever the same. Always a new challenge and like the process of building relationships with customers.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover at the entry level sales position and it seemed like pay programs were always changing for the OSP's and GM's.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with your branches and help land BIG accounts.


  8. "Good Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People and can move up fast

    Cons

    Just regular cons of a public company


  9. "Fastenal =Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Current Employee - Sales Support
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best management I've worked for, all the way up to RVP

    Cons

    low pay for part time and hard to wait for the right FT job


  10. "Operations Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Internship in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Internship in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned how a DC hub operates.

    Cons

    Management expected nonstop work without a break caused employees to "disappear" and I was the go to guy to track them down.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees to the lowest level so they stay motivated.


  11. "Fastenal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal part-time

    Pros

    So much to do and so many opportunities to learn and grown.

    Cons

    Management isn't always the greatest at taking real concerns to heart.



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