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Fastenal is an industrial supply company, distributing fasteners and construction products. It is based in Winona, MN. It has over 2,200 branches throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe along with 13 distribution centers. Fastenal also offers services including inventory management, manufacturing, and tool repair. Fastenal’s cherished values are ambition, integrity, innovation, and teamwork. The company culture is reflected in a deeply-rooted commitment to training, decentralized decision-making, and promotion from within. Career areas include Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Transportation, and many more.

Company - Public
$2B to $5B
Large
Multiple locations
Hardware Wholesalers, Machinery / Equipment / Supplies Wholesalers
1967
Kirill Evdakov
What departments Fastenal employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Sales - Other30%
other occupation23.3%
General and Operations Managers22.9%
Sales Managers & Supervisors7.5%
Retail5.9%
Management - Other5.3%
Sales - Other Services5.2%
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How many years of experience do Fastenal employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Fastenal: Newcomers: 40%, Experiencers: 21%, Experts: 18%, Veterans: 21%. Fastenal employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
Where did Fastenal employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Fastenal: Army National Guard, Lowe's, Menards. Typical Fastenal employees have worked at Army National Guard.
Army National Guard
Lowe's
Menards
What industries did Fastenal employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Fastenal: Niche Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Colleges / Universities, Limited-Service Restaurants, Full-Service Restaurants. Fastenal employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
Where did Fastenal employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Fastenal: Small: 38%, Medium: 13%, Large: 49%. Most Fastenal employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at Fastenal study?
Where did employees at Fastenal study?
Kent State University
Penn State University

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Fastenal?
Time employed at Fastenal: <1: 6%, 1-3: 24%, 4-8: 42%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 8%, 20+: 5%. Most Fastenal employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does Fastenal rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Fastenal: 83.9% Male and 16.1% Female. Age ratio at Fastenal: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 62%, 31-40: 25%, 41-50: 9%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 0%. Fastenal rates - 27.9% less female than the industry average. Most Fastenal employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.

Career advancement

How does Fastenal rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Fastenal: very high. Fastenal ranks very high for career advancement which is above the industry average.
What companies do Fastenal employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Fastenal: Airgas, Applied Industrial Technologies, Cintas, Enterprise, Grainger. People who work at Fastenal most typically go on to work for the Airgas.
Airgas
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Counter Customer Service
Hayden, ID - October 4, 2022
Great place to work
3.0
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4
Professional growth
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
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Culture and Values
Always something to do - Worked Well with my schedule - Co Worker's each played a role in this locations Success - consistent - repeat Customer base

Pros and Cons
Fast paced - Interesting products - great location
Store Manager is Horrible, called him part-time Matt
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General Manager
Rohnert Park, CA - February 12, 2022
A company to grow with
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3
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Culture and Values
Its been quite some time since ive worked for this company, but i certainly remember learning a lot and growing from my experience. I started as an Assistant General Manager, and this was before they initiated the FastStart Management program, so i took advantage of the classes offered at Fastenal University up in Minnesota and was promoted to GM by month 8. I loved working for Fastenal and making my daily sales rounds. I worked there for two years and was always coming in at above goal percentages. And, i knew nothing about the Industrial industry when i began! Unfortunately, things didn't end well for me there due to some misunderstanding between myself and my District Manager so i resigned, but, overall, he was a decent, approachable and fair manager, and i would work for the company again . The company itself, hands-down, one of the best in the industry!

Pros and Cons
Great networking opportunities and opportunities to grow
Long work days and lots of time on the road for the pay

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What’s the stock symbol of Fastenal?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
FAST.
gender breakdown at Fastenal?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
gender ratio is 16.1% female, 83.9% male.
When was Fastenal founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1967.
What industry does Fastenal operate in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Transportation/Logistics.
Where’s Fastenal’s HQ located?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Boston, MA.
What’s Fastenal’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$2b to $5b, i think
Who is the CEO of Fastenal?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Kirill Evdakov.
what are the chances of career advancement at Fastenal?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
very high.
How many years does an employee typically spend working for Fastenal?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
An employee typically spends 4-8
what kind of companies did Fastenal employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before Fastenal.
who are employees usually hired by after leaving Fastenal?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Airgas, Applied Industrial Technologies, Cintas, Enterprise, Grainger, Kimball Midwest, Lawson Products, Mayo Clinic.
Where did employees work before joining Fastenal?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Army National Guard, Lowe's, Menards, Target, The Home Depot, UPS, US Army, Walmart.
How old are Fastenal’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
around 21-30.
What kind of degree do you need to work at Fastenal?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
typically one of the followings No higher education, Bachelor of Science
What is the mission of Fastenal?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
"At Fasten, we believe ridesharing will be a mainstay in the future of transportation. But only after ridesharing companies make serious changes to the way they operate. For instance, charging 20% commission from drivers is unsustainable. We have a different approach. We believe in being fair to drivers while staying affordable for riders. And we believe that’s how ridesharing will grow.Join our team of successful serial entrepreneurs and help us change the rules of the game!".
I have seen mostly man are workring here, do they prefer man?
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6 months ago
They hire both genders equally 💝
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6 months ago
In packaging team you will wonder do they hire woman only, it depends on the dept, and you know woman are naturally good in packaging
how is the pace of work, i am 20 yrs old and looking for a challenging position 😌
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6 months ago
It is very fast paced, very few people working, with high turnover, crazy work pace, good for dedicated people
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6 months ago
The work pace is fair some days are slow, and some days are faster 😊
i was wondering if anyone could share the interview experience at Fastenal. I've applied there for a job and got an interview call so i'd be glad to know about it 😛
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6 months ago
OMG, this is one of the toughest thing to me. its like you are being interrogated for a case 😃
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6 months ago
Interview is not that difficult. You are basically tested for your knowledge and experience. I'd suggest to be prepared for the post you applied for. Good luck!
Very decent benefits for employees of all levels, but i personally love to have some paid vacation days, are there any? 🥺
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8 months ago
only 1 week is allowed and only when you have not used your PTO
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7 months ago
When full time you start with 1 week of vacation and 1 week of sick time😇
what about commission and starting base pay
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6 months ago
since you are working under a supervisor there is commision for you 😇
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6 months ago
senior sales associate or the line supervisors may get incentives and commisions
I am pretty satisfied with the job, this is my first week and i am enjoying, but what about benefits and when i will be able to avail them?
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6 months ago
Including all these, i also earn Monthly bonus sometimes
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6 months ago
As a branch manager i have 401k with match, pto, sick, health for FTO. 401k with match for PTO 😊
Do they check/test your driving skills, or the licence is enough?
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7 months ago
Clean license required, with a good record inside and outside the city
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7 months ago
Clean driver record at least for three years😋
It was a fine one time job for me for 1 year, a good starting point in sales and reatil industry
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7 months ago
It was a nice job early on, but i moved up and left with some good feedback and memories
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7 months ago
I loved this company they taught me alot 😍
I am thinking to buy the insurance, but i dont know and understand much about it 😊
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7 months ago
They have two plans for their employees, first the standard has a $1000 deductible with a premium close to $200 a month, the basic plan has a $4000 deductible. 😶
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7 months ago
Your choice of dental or full benefits. 😊
Looking for a remote job here
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6 months ago
Only few remote jobs in selected depts
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6 months ago
They mostly promote employees from within for the higher remote poitions after knowing a person well 😁
what is their interview format? I heard they have a long interview sessions and also they may have panel interviews for some roles 🥴
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7 months ago
Customer service experience, knowledge of thier primary products☺
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7 months ago
Not difficult or lengthy at my time, it was ended in 10 minutes with no problems at all
I've heard the paid holidays package at Fastenal is very good. is that true?😃
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7 months ago
This is one of the best thing at Fastenal as paid holidays are not just good for recreation but also for medical reasons 😊
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7 months ago
Yes they offer paid sick days, holidays, time off, and parental leaves.
Is there any prior education or qualification requirement?
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7 months ago
No, there is no degree or qualification required, all you need to kill everything is your sales skills and experience
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7 months ago
maybe a GED but customer service skills are about it☺
I heard the working hours are 8 per day but people work 10 hours, why is it? 🤔
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8 months ago
Overtime hours are 2-4 sometimes people do it by their choise and mostly we have to do it to manage the work and close the work each day
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8 months ago
Standard hours are 8, 2+ hours are overtime, and only 30% people do overtime 😋
I dont have any experience of full time job, but i have worked as temp sales assiciate for several small companies and groups, is it enough to get a job that requires some experience 😋
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6 months ago
Yeah thats fairly enough to be considered as a good starting experience 😋
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6 months ago
does not matter what type of job you did, if you have done sales, it your prior experience
how oftenly the raises are given to full time employees, what is the average time for a raise? 🙂
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6 months ago
no yearly reviews are given. Raises seem to be solely based on commissions or job title changes
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6 months ago
I guess every 6 month i have got one sofar, this is my 10th month 😋
I applied approximately one month ago, had no call regarding a job. Any idea why I was not notified either by phone or email.
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6 months ago
Accepts lots of applications at least 4 or 5 new ones a day comes in to the stores, maybe they already fully staffed or maybe you don't have the needed qualification
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6 months ago
They only contact those who are moving forward in the process. You can apply again though!🙃
i have heard about the phone interview? are they really important, and effective to the on-site interview?
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6 months ago
Yeah they conduct phone interview but its just a step not very effecting on your hiring
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6 months ago
they are HR people who just inform you, that is not an actual interview☺
When you are in a competing market, you aim for the best. One of the interesting thing at Fastenal is ongoing trainings which the employee have to attend and learn from it. I love that 😍
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6 months ago
The company has a policy to train new employees and existing employees through employee assistance programs and trainings.
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6 months ago
yes you heard it right dear 😊 The company has a very good policy to train its employees.
what are the promotion opportunities at Fastenal?
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6 months ago
It rewards employees with annual bonuses based on performance.
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6 months ago
the company has a policy to promote employees annually based on their performance. 😊
I love this company, it is a great journey sofar 😍
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6 months ago
Workplace with a lot of fun, friendship, gossips in free time
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6 months ago
Good for learning and earning ❤
does the company perform any background checks on employees?
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6 months ago
Yes. The company hires only the eligible and suitable candidates.
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6 months ago
Yes and this is one of the reason why it takes around two months to hire an employee. Each of the applicants' document are thoroughly checked.
The employees benefits at Fastenal are so generous. 😍I was wondering if the company thinks of its employees after retirement as well
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8 months ago
yes they offer 401 K retirement plan to employees
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8 months ago
the company has a policy to reward employees even after retirement. The employees are granted a 401 K savings plan which is very helpful in retirement. 😊
I got a sharp training of 5 days in the first month of my job, now from the second month the training is off but what i have learned from it is truely awesome and heloful
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6 months ago
Yeah training was superb, on the point, very easy to understand
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6 months ago
the head for the training and assessment is very nice, i personally met them in the office and they are extremely pumped up and know each and everything about the workflows😇
i heard from an outsider that i have to buy the complete unifrom by myself 😦
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6 months ago
Company provided shirts, uniforms for specific positions😇
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6 months ago
there is no dress code for above third level of employees, mostly in office, you can wear what you'd like and they also give you shirts for FREE! you can keep them
There are a lots of positions available i was checking out the job portal, i noticed they pay is relatively low 🥲
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7 months ago
Pay could be improved but there are other factors which are good enough 😇
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7 months ago
benefits are nice paid days off are more than others, so i dont mind having a slightly low pay
i am fed up with my current job, i researched and found this company, so before applying i wanna know about the hours and working schedules
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7 months ago
Its pretty simple, 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day
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7 months ago
Monday to Friday simple 8 hours every day for full timers😊
I have experienced in my 2 months that the work environment and culture is very very fine here, so many oppurtunities all around
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7 months ago
Freedom to do what you want and have self driven goals, this is possible bcz of good work culture and workplace environment 😇
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7 months ago
right, you have the opportunity to grow up and acquire a better position in the job.
i usually carry my pet with me on site. can anyone share if Fastenal has a pet friendly environment 😛
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6 months ago
Pets are allowed in Fastenal but in certain areas only.
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6 months ago
you can carry your pet but you've to leave them on designated areas.
I am a part time employee, am i eligible for the vacations 😶
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7 months ago
I have not got or asked for vacation as a part time employee
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7 months ago
None in the contract 🙂
I quit my last job because the work atmosphere was not so good. i am curious about the work atmosphere here 😛
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7 months ago
Absolutely cooperative and supportive. You'll definitely enjoy working at Fastenal.
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7 months ago
Sometimes the work environment seems tough due to the workload but all thanks to the senior who've always helped me with my issues 😊
I see the management is very involved here, they are strong with a good team oriented culture and excellent communication
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6 months ago
I work closely with my manager, and yeah my manager is really thoughful involved and always on grounds level to manage the work directly on their own
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6 months ago
The manager is a good person since everyone respect them and obey them within the job 😌
Does the company offer any internship opportunities?
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7 months ago
yes they do offer internships and I appreciate the initiative by the company 😊
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7 months ago
Yes they do offer internships and collaborate with stakeholders to provide a professional learning experience to fresh graduates.
How long does the company takes to hire employees? I've heard the hiring process is very long at Fastenal 😐
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6 months ago
the hiring process is around 30-40 days depending on the post you applied. Executive posts take more time for hiring than others. Anyways, good luck 😊
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6 months ago
around 2 months and its normal.
What is the pay range in the packing dept 😊
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6 months ago
I think 25$ per hour 😊
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6 months ago
beginning is tough when you get some experience you will be able to make more than sales
I am very excited to be hired here, hiring procedure is in process so i would like to know about the day to day experience for already working people🤩
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8 months ago
I really love the teamwork, nice environment 😍
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8 months ago
Busy but exciting 🤩
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