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Beneficial and Fun place to work
Part-time Sales/Purchasing (Former Employee), Goshen, INAugust 21, 2014
My work day changed by the day, and was hardly ever the same. But mainly consisted of unloading the semi, scanning in merchandise, and then spending the day delivering that merchandise to factories and other purchasers. I learned so much at this job, and it was a wonderful experience working here. My manager was an excellent man and was very involved – more... in my training, and the daily work day. I'm not sure there was a hard part of the job, and the most enjoyable part was being able to work there. – less
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Productive and easy-going
General Warehouse- Receiving (Current Employee), Lakewood, WAAugust 20, 2014
A typical day starts between 5am and 10am depending on the shift that you get. Most days are started off by immediately starting to receive in product from the lines, working with little to no supervision. Some days though material handling could use some assistance and a couple or all of receiving help them. Putting product away in the racks is also – more... how some mornings start, it all depends on what needs to be done. I've learned quite a bit from working at Fastenal. I've learned how to efficiently operate the programs used in receiving, including word, excel, and outlook mail. I've learned to communicate more effectively with other Fastenal HUB's and vendors. I've assisted in training new employee's and helping them get into the flow of the warehouse. The hardest part of the job is sometimes the pressure that is put on us when we are backed up in receiving. Also having to deal with moving heavy pallets, fixing pallets that are not properly stacked, and when packages/products are lost. The most enjoyable is when it is a productive today, a lot is received in and we are just that much closer to getting caught up. – less
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Good place to work and gain sales experience
General Manager (Former Employee), Greensburg, PAAugust 13, 2014
Pros: freedom to work at your own pace
Cons: no support cast, co runs very lean, salesperson has to do everything from sell to deliver to collect past dues
responsible for selling, order, and delivering all product. Management is sometimes helpful.
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Culture has changed since I worked there
Account Specialist (Former Employee), Houghton, MIAugust 12, 2014
I still patronize the branch from time to time, as well. Good management
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Fun place to work with infinite possibilities
General Manager (Former Employee), Lumberton, TXAugust 12, 2014
Pros: advancement opportunities, teamwork, fun job
Cons: less than average pay, push numbers hard
Monday through Friday with little overtime

Responsive management when needed

great teamwork between employees

flexible about vacation time
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warehouse setting job
Shipping Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), edwardsville, ksAugust 11, 2014
load and unload semi trailers with a sit down or standup forklift
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Industrial Warehouse
PRODUCT HANDLING MANAGER (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAAugust 11, 2014
Pros: experience and advancement
Cons: ended up consuming every aspect of life.
This was my favorite career. I came in the door at 18 hours a week at $9.00 a hour and within 3 week was full time at $12.50 an hour. Within 3 months I was offered a management position with after bonus making upwards of $60,000 a year. The job was fulfilling and gave me a chance to shine in my role and improve the entire business.
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Good job through college
Inside Sales Support (Former Employee), Youngstown, OHAugust 7, 2014
This is a job to have when working through college. It put some money in my pocket and worked around my class schedule. Very easy work, from receiving books and shipments in to stocking the shelves in the bookstore.
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its good place to work but...
Product Handler (Former Employee), Modesto, CAAugust 6, 2014
Pros: weekends off, very laid back people, rarely get terminated
Cons: low hourly wage pay, hard for advancement, part time forever
I'd say this place is a great place to gain experience in a warehouse environment, and also the people here are very laid back, and very helpful to, but other than that the pay is not really good, if your getting a position that's not a manager, technician or a driver position, you don't get full time, its a part time forever position and its pretty – more... hard to get a full time position there to. If your looking for a job to gain experience in this is the right place for you, but other than that, its pretty difficult to make a career there. – less
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Good place to work with opportunity for advancement if willing to relocate
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee), Morristown, TNAugust 5, 2014
Never the same routine. Great if you like a change of pace from day to day
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Fastenal
Outside Sales Associate (Current Employee), Gardner, KSAugust 5, 2014
A typical day at work I spend invoicing, quoting, inventory management for customer locations and the store, and also bringing new business to the company. As an outside sales you have to keep constant customer contact with a very wide variety of customers and present new options for better business. At times you will have to do collections on account – more... to receive payments, you will have to source products from vendors all over the country, perform logistics tracking, and submit purchase orders. – less
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great experiance
Forklift operator (Former Employee), South Elgin, ILAugust 4, 2014
warehouse work with a family orientated enviorment. freindly employees and truckers
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Its only a part time job and pay could be higher starting off
Picker (Current Employee), Edwardsville, KSAugust 2, 2014
Pros: its mon-fri
Cons: the pay and it only being part time
A typical day at work is pretty easy dont see how anyone cant do it, honestly.
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Customer service & Hr manager
HR Admin/Manager (Former Employee), Edwardsville, KSJuly 30, 2014
I have been the helpdesk manager & HR manager for 12 plus years and have recently moved to Roseburg OR.
I was in charge of new hires, a call center for over 200 customers hub expenses etc. I am currently working part time remotely from home but looking for a full time opportunity in OR
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Valuable business experience
Inside Sales Manager (Former Employee), Elyria, OHJuly 29, 2014
Learn how to run a business in the industrial sector.

Good fit for gaining experience
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Fast pas
Deliver (Former Employee), Dodge Center, MNJuly 27, 2014
Deliver parts to costemers, not very many hours with little pay.
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good
Sales Support (Former Employee), Saraland, ALJuly 27, 2014
a typical day at work
what you learned
management
your co-workers
the hardest part of the job
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Awsome company with a lot of growth
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee), Columbus, GAJuly 21, 2014
I had a great manager at the store level. Learned a ton about the products the company carries and they are very big on training and safety. My experience with the district level management, if you like to play golf and hit the bars regularly you will probably go far. You need to fit in. To spite the cons It was a great company to work for.
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Look elsewhere
General Manager (Former Employee), FloridaJuly 17, 2014
Pros: customer interactions, helping customers
Cons: overworked underpaid leadership
This company is not loyal to their employees. District managers are unethical. Ive experience and seen discrimination against hiring women. This may have been in just my area. I cant speak for the company as a whole. But leadership needs to be replaced. Everyone from corporate to the hubs refuse to accept responsibility for their mistakes and leave – more... you to deal with the customer. – less
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Unorganized
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), VicksburgJuly 16, 2014
I was able to hone in on my customer service and how I handle stressful situations.

About Fastenal

Some might say it has a screw loose, but things are¬†really pretty snug at Fastenal. The company operates¬†about 2,600 stores in – Read more