Compare Fastenal vs MSC Industrial Direct BETA

See how working at Fastenal vs. MSC Industrial Direct compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Fastenal vs. MSC Industrial Direct. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Fastenal

Employee Ratings

  • Fastenal scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Senior Management, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • MSC Industrial Direct scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4030 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 718 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
MSC Industrial Direct employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Fastenal Ceo Daniel Florness
86%
86%Daniel Florness
Fastenal employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
MSC Industrial Direct Ceo Erik Gershwind
81%
81%Erik Gershwind
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
MSC Industrial Direct employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Fastenal employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
64%

Salaries

Fastenal has 4,386 more total submitted salaries than MSC Industrial Direct.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager582 Salaries
$51,298/yr
Outside Sales Representative488 Salaries
$37,299/yr
Branch Operations Manager49 Salaries
$3,195/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Development Representative14 Salaries
$64,123/yr
Account Executive80 Salaries
$47,364/yr
Supply Planner7 Salaries
$65,710/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Pro at Fastenal.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at MSC Industrial Direct.
  • "Low pay" was the most mentioned Con at Fastenal.
  • "Msc" was the most mentioned Con at MSC Industrial Direct.
Pros
Pros
"Part time"(in 163 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 136 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 44 reviews)
"Msc"(in 39 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 182 reviews)
"Part time"(in 167 reviews)
Cons
"Msc"(in 62 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 35 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Warehouse Picker

I worked at Fastenal part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Very friendly environment. They were flexible with my schedule as a full-time student and were always understanding. As long as you put in the work everything goes smoothly.

Cons

There are some people that don't do well with others and other regions that don't really care about whether you're there or not. Some believe that you should know everything by the first few months... when there are thousands of different products that we handle.

Advice to Management

Keep the uplifting attitude that would want people to come back and offer their time to work. Criticism without a healthy learning process doesn't allow for people wanting to come back.

"BDR Role"Jul 18, 2022

Current Employee - Business Development Representative

I have been working at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Work-Life Balance, Collaboration. Good culture

Cons

I do not have any negatives

Job Postings

Fastenal has 1,392 more recently posted open jobs than MSC Industrial Direct.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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