General Manager (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 22, 2015
A crash course in business. Learn the programs, the culture and be a go-getter. Think outside of the box and innovate. You will have success if you learn how to use the ever evolving system to your advantage. Stay engaged and always pay attention to market trends.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – September 30, 2015
The people at this job were great. Managers dealt directly with employees, knew them individually and even the plant manager was available at any time to address any issues. Not only were the managers at the hub involved with the employees, but the district and regional managers also made regular appearances. The effect on the employees was that of reassurance and genuine interest. It helped to give most people an incentive to care about their work.
They started with only a few warehouses, had over a dozen when I started, and today are one of the largest building supply chains in the US, complete with their own car on the NASCAR circuit. The model is different from the DYI home improvement chains, as they offer higher quality products, competitive prices and will deliver anything right to the job. Like a vending machine for nuts and bolts.
I learned a lot about warehouses and distribution at Fastenal. I learned how to drive a forklift, how to maintain an inventory, how products are shipped through local hubs and how to properly package items for delivery.
decent pay, great atmosphere, flexible hours, ability and encouragement to work in various departments
often worked Saturdays and Sundays(I enjoyed the work, but I believe this is the major cause of turnaround)
Great people flexible schedules, no full time low pay.
Picker (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – October 1, 2015
Typical monotonous warehouse work, same thing day in day out, great people to work with tho, most of management are good people. Many times of year strict on productivity. no full time positions but management and drivers, low pay.
Services Development Support (Current Employee) – Winona, MN – October 11, 2015
I absolutely love working at Fastenal. Industrial services is a goal driven environment that is oriented around the success of our team- and ultimately the success of the company. We all respect each other and do our best to provide satisfaction to the customer. My supervisors and manager really make it a point to get to know me on a personal level and do an amazing job at inspiring me to better myself and bring positive energy into the office every day. The hardest part of the job is making sure that everyone on the team across the country is on the same page; but, the best part is that our leaders can always clear up any misunderstanding.
Sorter/Unloader (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – January 11, 2015
Very poor management, policies and rules changed daily. Communication didn't exist and neither did training. No breaks(even if you work a 12 hour shift), no benefits, low pay, heavy lifting, and lack of recognition/raises. I was told when I got hired we would be evaluated for raises every 6 months. I was in the top 3 for production percentages every month and only received one raise in 2 years. This place just likes to push around the guys that are lower on the totem pole.
schedule around lifestyle
low pay, poor management, little to no training, no benefits, no breaks, and lack of recognition/raises
General Manager (Current Employee) – Colorado – April 28, 2016
I have looked at this job as a continued education in business because you are given the keys to operate the business almost entirely how you want to (within reason of course). The trade off is that you do not get paid particularly well for the insane amount of responsibility you have.
worse company and reaaly bad managers and supervisors,bad hr dont even know what she doing
Machinist (Former Employee) – Wallingford, CT – April 12, 2016
worse company to work for,pay rate is low managers do what they feel like,no future for your expansion.u never wanna work with employees that vote union out by a large significant number.if u say your right u will get fired.
Sales Support (Former Employee) – Jasper, AL – May 6, 2016
Part time employment for Fastenal was by far the worst employer I've ever worked for in 40 years. Management delegates responsibilities, takes credit for work they didn't perform, and assumes no responsibility when their actions/decisions fail.
Sales Support (Former Employee) – Rome, NY – March 8, 2016
Fastenal was an outstanding place of employment. I learned a great deal about the Sales industry and Tools! The most enjoyable part of this job was having so much freedom in providing customer service to the clients. I was really able to build solid relationships with the clients.
Marketing / Sales Trainee (Current Employee) – Forest, VA – October 18, 2015
Fastenal is an excellent place for a college student to learn hands on business skill. Some of the key areas of experience that I have been exposed to are marketing, corporate finance, inventory management and sales.
Machinist (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 26, 2016
Come in talk to guy on the machine before me and ask questions about the machine and the assignment. I learn how to work on a landis machine and thread solid pipe bars. The company was manage right. No problems with my co-workers. The hardest part was getting my tools for the job. I enjoy going to work. I was not ask to do too much. I was ask to just do my job.
I worked for Fastenal for nearly three years. I was even awarded the employee of the company as a part-time worker. I was recommended for full-time jobs, so I applied for them. I interviewed for six full-time positions but I was not hired.
Picker (Former Employee) – Edwardsville, KS – December 14, 2015
Fastenal was a great job that paid 10 and hour. I worked in the summer time so it was blazing hot. They provided water and popsicles, and had fans. I got paid bi weekly, and the pay checks were amazing for me. It was usually 600 to 700 dollars every two weeks.
The money is good, with friendly staff and great managers
Standing for long periods of time will take its toll
Material Handler/Fork-lift Operator (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 10, 2016
Fastenal is a good place to work for a student. They worked with me around my class schedule. It is face paced and required attention to detail and safety. The hardest part of the job was not being able to rely on co-workers to show up.
Worst place to work in the manufacturing department
Cnc machinist (Current Employee) – Loves Park, IL – November 12, 2014
If you want to advance it will not happen within this company. Always be early, work really really hard and you still won't get a raise.You can mess up 5000 parts(which I've seen)and only if your best friends(butt kisser) with the cnc manager will it be no harm done. The floor supervisor has a major drug problem, he will tell the manager employees are looking for drugs, whenever he feels he is about to get in trouble, we just lost an employee because of this. He left for 2 hours while still clocked in to go pick up drugs, he told management his daughter was really sick and needed him. How could management really believe that? He also has burglary convictions from 2 years ago, so they obviously don't backround check. If you want a steady job with potiential to advance fastenal is not for you.
you don't need any qualifications to get hired
pay, environment, management is uneducated, disfunctional.