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Fastenal Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for a part time job in my area (in 117 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 114 reviews)

  • Rapidly changing direction from upper management - priorities kept changing (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "I wouldn't work there again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fastenal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and it was easy to get a position there in the Atlanta warehouse hub.

    Cons

    They sometimes can be understaffed which creates more work for individuals, they don't give raises like they tell you, and after orientation you find out it is something different. They don't really properly train you.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the needs of the employees


  2. "work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Winona, MN

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

    Pros

    small company to work in

    Cons

    low pay in the job

  3. "Over worked and under paid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in what can be supplied to customer

    Cons

    Too many to list. Long hours, low pay in comparison to competitors.


  4. "Positive Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRM Administrator in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - CRM Administrator in Winona, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decentralized Structure, level of empowerment, casual atmophere

    Cons

    Decentralized structure, lack of standard evaluation process


  5. "Fastenal account specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Account Specialist in Commerce City, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training program opportunities and good entry entry level.

    Cons

    Low retention, and low wages compared to industry peers


  6. "Hard work good pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - CDL Driver in High Point, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay newer equipment. 4 day work week is a plus. Vacation time earned rather quickly. Overall the pay is good!!

    Cons

    Some of night deliveries in rough areas You have to work on Sundays that is a drawback. Scanner times are crazy


  7. "Very good 401k"

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

    I have been working at Fastenal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I don't think many of the responses on here understand the Fastenal 401k. First, they match dollar for dollar on the first $2500 you put in. Second, depending on profitability of they company you can get up to $2500 more if you put $5000 in. I've seen about 80 cents on the dollar some years. It's handled through Merrill Lynch with a variety of mutual funds as well as Fastenal stock.

    Cons

    No cons on the 401k benefits.

  8. "Its a good job. It'll provide you with lots of experience if you are willing to learn."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Export General in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Export General in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides the best customer service. Also gives the employees plenty of room to learn and grow in the company regardless of situations.

    Cons

    Since it's near a school the turn around rate, in some cases, are high. The choice of communication is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees say. They are the ones who deal with most of the management decisions.


  9. "Unbeliveable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Jessup, PA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Jessup, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None I can say worth aggravation!

    Cons

    Very abusive place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  10. "Good entry level/ while in college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support in East Rutherford, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Support in East Rutherford, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a part time college student super flexible with your hours
    Decent hourly pay
    Weekends off
    Set schedule with your manager no random schedules and yor won't by 5
    Great resume builder in B2B relations
    A lot of time driving around making deliveries in the truck.

    Cons

    No PTO as part time zero sick time zero benefits of any kind no vacation . Everything is kind of a mess and minimal accountability. My branch no one liked each other but I guess that's not Fastenal's fault
    Lastly they don't recycle !
    Cheap company . Penny pinches

    Advice to Management

    Recycle please . Like why don't we recycle


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