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.
Outside Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Hot Springs, AR – February 15, 2017
Fastenal was a decent company to work for but being an outside salesman was tough considering the brand is the most expensive in the industry. I really had to develop relationships with my accounts so they would essentially purchase me and not the product.
I really enjoy working at Fastenal, I love having a set schedule, and they are really good at working around my school schedule. They give good hours and only open 7:20-5 and closed on the weekends. Very good working atmosphere.
Good place to learn your trade. They do little to keep experienced people.
Machinist (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – February 13, 2017
Good place to work. Good people. You get stuck in a role here and have little room for advancement until people leave. However people leave often as they don't pay that well on the top end. If you have some schooling in machine tool technology and want to learn your craft though its a good place to start.
CDL Class A Driver (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – February 10, 2017
Management is nice and treats you with respect. Hard work, heavy lifting 13 hr days/ 4 days a week. Work in any weather. Stores you deliver to are not in safe parts of town. And you deliver from 12:00 am to 7 am. Good Equipment.
General Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – February 7, 2017
Fastenal is a fun and fast moving sales driven environment that provides a great learning experience for people beginning their careers. Although the culture at Fastenal is great, the compensation is questionable at best. I've found that the pay structure often changes and it becomes difficult to personally develop and grow within the company past the General Manager position.
Sales Support (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – February 4, 2017
As an onsite employee your work/life balance sucks. Constantly working over your initial shift and pulling 12-16 hour days. Coming in early all the time as well. Lets not forget you're an EXEMPT employee. So you don't get paid for overtime. I never even really got my lunch breaks or paid breaks. I had to work straight through my day.