Working at Fastenal: Company Overview and Reviews

Fastenal
Fastenal
3.3
2493 reviews
Fastenal Ratings
3.3
Average rating of 2493 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-Life Balance
2.9Pay & Benefits
3.1Job Security & Advancement
3.0Management
3.2Culture
Headquarter
Winona, MN
Employee
10,000+
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Industry
Transport and Freight

Popular jobs at Fastenal

 Average SalarySalary Range
Sales Support Representative
21 Salaries reported
$13.12
per hour
$7.25-$19.70
Sales Associate
14 Salaries reported
$13.11
per hour
$7.25-$19.75
Outside Sales Representative
1 Salaries reported
$2,600
per month
$1,300-$3,900
General Manager
11 Salaries reported
$43,545
per year
$19,000-$75,000
Order Picker
16 Salaries reported
$12.58
per hour
$7.25-$18.90
Salary Satisfaction
47%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1371 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Fastenal Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Fastenal

4.0
Outside Sales Representative | Colonial Heights, VA | Apr 1, 2020
Easy Going, Personal Boss
Flexibility, Employee well being, time off, paid time off, you are your own boss, somewhat malleable schedule, good pay, open to suggestions, customer well being
3.0
Outside Sales Representative | Midlothian, TX | Feb 26, 2020
Long hours, low pay
Not worth the hassle of what you endure. Work 50-Paid for 40 Constantly on the go trying to sell a bag of bolts and the pay scale is often changing. Year after year, ineffective changes to try and make business better.
2.0
Outside Sales Representative | Mobile, AL | Mar 7, 2019
Not awful but not great
Good for 20-somethings looking to get some experience, but anyone that is worth a darn moves on quickly...it takes a 60+ hour work week to get the job done because they staff stores at a minimal level.
3.0
Sales Project Manager | Harrisonburg, VA | May 1, 2018
Hard to Explain
This company has all of the makings of one that could be successful for years to come, but a lack of direction and weak leadership at the top has lead to the future of this company being uncertain.
1.0
Outside Sales Representative | Salida, CO | Apr 27, 2019
Lousy place to work, don't do it
Fastenal promises to promote from within, bogus. I ran a branch with no additional compensation ( but all the responsibilities) for almost a year. I decided to move to another town, and even though they had a GM position open in the town I was going to, the DM nullified my transfer. Wound up resigning and finding a much better job.
ProsWeekends off
ConsLousy management
3.0
Outside Sales Representative | La Grande, OR | Jun 7, 2018
Outside Sales driven job
Fastenal is a good company to work for if you do not mind the outside sales driven culture. That is, a culture completely based on growth. Your district manager is helpful and nice as long as constant growth is shown. The instant it isnt, the questioning and micro managing begins.
ProsFlexible schedule
ConsNo take home work trucks, no company card for travel or marketing expenses, low commissions
4.0
Administrative Assistant | Atlanta, GA | Aug 13, 2018
Good for younger crowds
Fastenal is a great place to work for the younger crowd. It is very demanding on the body with a lot of lifting and moving things. It is harder, as a woman, to advance in some areas. The hub I worked in had a very picky operations manager. He treated people unfairly and chose favorites. Otherwise, he did his job as needed. My direct manager was amazing! Any manager that will do the necessary things to keep their employees happy and working is a great leader, in my opinion. Unless you want to do manual labor as a career, Fastenal is good for someone in college.
2.0
Outside Sales Representative | Niles, IL | Mar 10, 2020
Good Growth for Salesman
You have the tools at your disposal to be successful, but the company will not put you in that position. You have to work hard and do it on your own to be productive. Trainings are very worthwhile
4.0
Outside Sales Account Manager | Dayton, OH | Feb 18, 2020
fun environment
I loved working for Fastenal. My manager was amazing we had a great time working together. would recommend working for Fastenal anytime. If I didn't have to relocate I would still be there
3.0
Outside Sales Representative | St. Louis, MO | Jul 28, 2019
Fastenal needs help
The company could be great. But with the lack of communication and caring of there employees it drags it down. I mean Fastenal expects so much from there employees but dont give anything in return. While being a Fastenal employee you wear so many hats but do not get compensated for it. I imagine for the things we do that I would get paid alot more at other companies.
ProsBusiness experience, had many trainings to hone your skills
ConsLow pay, treats employees like they are expendable

Questions And Answers about Fastenal

If you were in charge, what would you do to make Fastenal a better place to work?
Asked Jun 1, 2018
I think its great the way it is
Answered May 15, 2020
Update the Computer software. Its terrible and very hard to learn. To make a sale there are just too many steps. The software feels very outdated. Everything needs a competitive price. The pricing is very high compared to other stores.
Answered Apr 19, 2020
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Fastenal?
Asked Sep 21, 2018
Don’t. Any offers about future advancement or compensation are only made to secure new employees. Opportunities are limited and compensation is minimal. We were actually told that salary was intentionally too low to provide a living wage. You cannot make up the difference in a recession or pandemic.
Answered May 9, 2020
2 months to get hired and pay is way below the work you will do there. Better off working at walmart
Answered Apr 30, 2020
What is the best way to get an interview?
Asked Aug 1, 2016
Jessup Branch is desperate, they'll hire anyone. Good luck tho, turnover is extremely high! No one lasts there. Very low wages and the Managers SUCK!!
Answered Dec 31, 2019
Just go to the website. They are desperate if they are posting for part-time help. If you can pass a drug test, you will get a part-time position. Bless you...
Answered Dec 10, 2019
what are the driving record requirements? points etc?
Asked Jan 20, 2016
I have an excellent driving record
Answered Jan 22, 2018
Clean license required
Answered Oct 24, 2017
What is the work environment and culture like at Fastenal?
Asked Jul 4, 2016
Ok.mm no nice racism .management
Answered Mar 8, 2019
Boys' club. Don't expect to be treated with respect if you're a woman.
Answered Feb 27, 2019