Overall Reviews at Fastenal
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
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.
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.
Stores expected to perform
Maintain customer base
Daily till accountability
Balance work hours
Accounts payable receivable
50 hours plus
ProsOrganization well informed
ConsShort on part time help
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 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
HORRIBLE place to work! Had I known beforehand the practices (or lack thereof), I would have looked elsewhere for employment. Overworked/underpaid with long hours among short staffed locations with limited stock on hand.
ProsIt was a stepping stone in my career
ConsLow pay, long unpaid hours of overtime (which lead to a lawsuit)
Hides behind a guise of high moral fiber
There is a lot of opportunity for employment and advancement at Fastenal. Unfortunately, it seems that boasts and promises are rarely true. Upper management is not afraid to lie and deceive to further their own advancement.
Reasonable pay for part-time work, to be avoided for anything beyond.
Marketing Project Manager | Winona, MN
| Jun 28, 2014
Good, solid company
Busy work environment, fast paced, individual decision making abilities. Hands-off management, supportive co-workers.
ConsPay, decentralized decision making