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Fun place to work and i love the people
Recieving (Current Employee) –  Winona, MNMarch 23, 2017
This is really a company that can be used to build a good resume, or move up in the company fairly quickly. Also the people are very like able and friendly. I would recommend this job to someone but be prepared to work hard.
Pros
some free time in between busy spells
Cons
lots of lifting in the warehouse
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Fun Work Place
Sales (Former Employee) –  Brunswick, OHMarch 22, 2017
Incredible environment with fantastic customer relationships and Training. Fastenal is a great company to work for with so much opportunity and growth.
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productive, social
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INMarch 21, 2017
Daily review of what need's to be complete for the day and the amount of production and goals that were made before your shift. Grab equipment fill out safety check list load trucks maintain conveyor.
Pros
free gatorade
Cons
small break room
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Easy job and great management; low hourly pay and salary
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  New JerseyMarch 21, 2017
Fastenal is a great place to work. The management is easy to get along with and they will not fire you. However pay is really low and they tell you that you need to grow the company to make money (hence the job is largely commission based). For part time the job isn't bad. Decent hourly wages, but do not expect to move up the corporate ladder. If you want to make a lot of money long term I do not recommend. Great benefits though. Part timers even get 401k.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Low salary
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very poor place to work
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Charlevoix, MIMarch 21, 2017
I would never recommend this place to anyone, constantly being asked to rip off customers, in any way possible, over charging, phantom parts, the list goes on and on
Pros
none
Cons
fastenal
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Focus on pinching every penny at employees exepense
General Manager (Current Employee) –  VAMarch 19, 2017
Company constantly finds ways to penalize honest employees, creating an environment full of dishonesty and cheats. There is a reason why turnover is so high and tenure so low. Despite your best intentions, you will be let down by internal infrastructure time and time again. Don't expect any help from co-workers as the business structure does not promote team work.
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Great Company
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Cedar City, UTMarch 19, 2017
This is a great company to work for career advancemnt is a huge part of this company as they like to promote from within. Management is all on the same page at every level and that helps the company grow.
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Great work/life balance
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Steubenville, OHMarch 19, 2017
Being stuck under poor management can ruin your career with Fastenal. Part timers are cut to 15-20 hours during holiday season. Every day is different so work does not become stagnant.
Pros
Weekends Off
Cons
Poor management
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Lots of products to offer
Outside Sales & Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 19, 2017
Lots of products to offer customers good environment for growth, strong logistics system to manage inventory and move products. Lots of branches smaller sales areas
Pros
Freedom
Cons
Lots of branches
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Ok place
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, SCMarch 15, 2017
Ok place to work can be fun at times, But they want a lot of work for a little amount of pay. They want to pay you off gross sales but when your doing well already you can milk a dry cow.
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Unhappy and Treated poorly
Regional Team Class A Driver (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UT 84104March 14, 2017
I worked here for only a few months. They lied from the beginning, and ever stopped. I never saw home, and was not making the money promised. As a CDL driver, they were still paying non-CDL wages.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Good Job
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Plattsburgh, NYMarch 13, 2017
Lot of driven people who try their best to help you succeed. Your attitude and hard-work directly reflect how quickly you can move throughout the company.
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Fast paced growth company, need more resources/ staff
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  North CarolinaMarch 11, 2017
Managers are expected to grow the business but have many other responsibilities. This is difficult being understaffed. Need more personnel in order to grow and be successful.
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Loved Working There
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 10, 2017
Loved working at Fastenal. I would've stayed longer had I not had a baby. Loved my managers, the work, everything about it. I don't have a single negative thing to say.
Pros
Great manager and coworkers, easy to learn
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Typical Sales position
Outside Sales (Former Employee) –  Bay City, MIMarch 6, 2017
Why do I have to do that for you? If you want to know go ask someone currently employed there. For dinner I plan on having smoked chicken with potatoes.
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alright place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Bennington, VTMarch 3, 2017
I worked here for over 4 years its an okay place to work has job security but they don't pay well always changing commission pay program which always hurt the paycheck in some way
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Good company to work for, benefits could be better.
Inside Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Coffeyville, KSMarch 3, 2017
I work part time for Fastenal as an inside sales rep. The outside sales reps and management team seem to be under great stress to meet sales goals. Other than that, this is a great company to work for and I enjoy my job. There is a small amount of heavy lifting required with this job but Fastenal provides tools and safety equipment to prevent injury. You will stay busy helping customers in store, handling phones, and processing orders. The very worst part about Fastenal is the lack of training on the Point of Sale equipment. It is not user friendly.
Pros
Inside sales, not out in the weather.
Cons
Some heavy lifting required. Point of Sale not user friendly.
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A good start after college
Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Delaware, OHMarch 2, 2017
Fun college job. A lot of freedom and not having someone down your back all day but long hours and you don't get paid unless your high on the food chain
Pros
Freedom to do your job
Cons
Poor pay for the hours
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Typical day at work
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Kearny, NJMarch 2, 2017
Easy to learn the system is a very sales oriented environment must be able to sell in order to grow the hardest part no respect for lunch breaks overall is a good stepping stone for gaining experience in sales and customer service.
Pros
easy
Cons
no breaks
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Fun environment
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  Anchorage, AKMarch 2, 2017
The work environment was always great and full of learning opportunities throughout the world of Alaska's Logistics. I would highly recommend this work place
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