Overall Reviews at Fastenal
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ConsNo take home work trucks, no company card for travel or marketing expenses, low commissions
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.
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
Outside Sales Account Manager | Dayton, OH | Feb 18, 2020
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
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