Fastenal

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Fastenal Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
716 Reviews
2.9
716 Reviews
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Fastenal President, CEO, and Director Will Oberton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Part time work is great for a high school student of a full time college student (in 48 reviews)

  • It was a good place to learn and get promoted (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Starting at part time for minimum wage with a four year degree is ridiculous (in 50 reviews)

  • Upper management wants a lot from you and doesn't give much to any in return (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company wants to be larger than it is

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Hauppauge, NY (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Hauppauge, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to have a dislocation from direct management, to set sales your way.
    Company 4x4 pick up trucks.
    Average competitive pricing.
    Although slow-- internal manufacturing offered hard to get items

    Cons

    Company is overexerted in terms of brick and mortar and otherwise.
    Overworked underpaid employees.
    Understaffed branches.
    Different divisions taking directive off direct sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least in my market NY: Long Island, the availability of a product is frequently an issue. The branch model does not work with cost cutting inventory reductions at the HUBS. This prevents sales. Branches should be staffed by more employees-- perhaps less branches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work,Good quality work and innovative environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    It's a world of learning new things every day.. Good Pay Competitor

    Cons

    Growth is slow but you will grow once prove yourself to the organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Productive and great workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    The best thing about FASTENAL is the constant competition and drive to overcome challenge with team effort. It is a company that directly rewards achievement and places focus on merit above all else.
    I learned the ropes on how to successfully canvass, develop, and generate revenue from a geographic territory.

    Cons

    Hardest part of the job is dealing with customizations. Enjoyable part is satisfying the client.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people that want you to succeed and go to the next level. Area to grow within the company and places to let uou grow.

    Cons

    Pay is low for industry but pay is based on how hard you want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice from employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Organization to grow the Career with lots of benefits.

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    Current Employee - Senior Dot Net Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Dot Net Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Nice values and culture, good quality work and innovative environment.
    good projects and can grow to any limits, all resources for learning available within company.

    Cons

    Recognition in big companies is sometimes difficult, some time excellent works are not acknowledged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good in all Aspects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly, carreer oriented programs,Product base and complex problem and solution. Best place to lean and work, bcoz of tie ups with different clients exposure is more

    Cons

    Proper direction for senior associates,The company always takes great initiative to cater the need of employees but management doesn't help the employees to sync with the organisations initiative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Friendly Environment,Great work culture in enhancing ur skills in IT Department Yes,i stick to it not less than 5 Years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Fastenal allows employees to enjoy a partial telecommute with a flexible schedule. The people at Fastenal are very friendly and professional. The work is very interesting and keeps the day lively. The salary is very competitive. I most enjoyed the flexible scheduling and the professionals I worked with on a daily basis. The people here really make an effort to work as a team to achieve common goals.

    Cons

    I can't think of a major downside to this company and I have worked at FASTENAL for over 5+ years now. The only small downside is that they are always busy, so everyone always has a lot on their plate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to learn and grow. You are given ample freedom and opportunity to expand you knowledge and implement the same.

    Cons

    Not many cons to share at this time.

  10.  

    OSP

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    Current Employee - OSP
    Current Employee - OSP

    I have been working at Fastenal

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and no weekends. Plenty of room to move up in the company of you're willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Low Starting pay for outside sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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