Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 19, 2016
Manager sets and amazing example in work ethics and treats his part-time employees as equals. Respects school hours and your opinions about some things that could be changed at the workplace. Pushes us to strive for our best. I learned a lot of things related to my job as well as life from my manager. Co-workers very friendly and helpful. We cover for one another when needed.
Recieving (Current Employee) – Winona, MN – March 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.
Easy job and great management; low hourly pay and salary
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – New Jersey – March 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.
Focus on pinching every penny at employees exepense
General Manager (Current Employee) – VA – March 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.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Cedar City, UT – March 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.
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.
Inside sales, not out in the weather.
Some heavy lifting required. Point of Sale not user friendly.
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.