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Fastenal is a great place to work and gain experience to kick start a career elsewhere as you do learn quite a bit if you’re willing to do so. If you’re determined and out in the time (years) there is opportunities for advancement but you must show your worth and communicate with district managers on a regular basis. Most general managers have no say in your career advancement and do no more than sit behind a desk barking orders with little to no recognition for your efforts. Pay is well below industry average working in a branch, not to mention commission calculators change regularly to favour the company. Benefits are average, and the amount of paid time off is poor. Fastenal is no more than a great stepping stone for other career/job opportunities.
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You can make most of the role but like any role you reach it max

Fastenal as a company are good and the people I have met are excellent. Good people, job and good challenges. The pay could be a lot better than it is though. I have learnt a lot here from bottom to up and would recommend that to anyone. They teach you well and you do have make the most of your skill set of being hardworking, ambitious and also being a solution provider. Like any other job, there are some mundane tasks. The supply chain is also good, 95% of the time, product does come on time. But that 5% can be like Murphys Law, however this can be eradicated if you know how to work the channels to provide solutions. The people are great and definitely make the culture/environment. The only gripe with the company is that the pay doesn't reflect the stress in any role. The PT roles I feel the pay is decent. The Full-time roles, not so much, although it's higher on the commission side in terms of bonuses, it also can lead to renumaration not being consistent, which of course is dependent on growth and how stable the branch is. There will be good/bad days.If the base was higher with a fairly decent commission % this would be an amazing job.


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Pay on the Base side, not enough support at the branch level, constant feeling of feeling you haven't done enough
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Good workplace

Nice working environment, friendly colleagues, and teamwork. You can learn certain skills and knowledge here, which will help you grow your career. The work pressure will not be very high, but the salary will also not be too high, unless you are engaged in sales and have a commission as a supplement.
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Excellent place to work for in my opinion.

Coming from 8 years at another company where if you were sick you were made fun of and bullied from taking time off to me messaging my manager "Hey i'm not feeling too good but i can still do orders i think" and them telling me to just stay home and get better, that was kind of a shock for me, still is. As long as your partner that does orders isnt off on holidays you can take off whenever. The job culture is good and i'm very proud to work where i work. The pay is fantastic. There are some stressful times of course like with all jobs but i genuinely enjoy where i work and can see myself working here for a while :)


Free lunches, good PTO, Dont have to feel bad for calling in sick, Fun work environment
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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