Compare Grainger vs Fastenal BETA

See how working at Grainger vs. Fastenal 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 Grainger vs. Fastenal. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Grainger

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Fastenal

Employee Ratings

  • Grainger scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 2773 reviews)
Grainger employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3539 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Grainger employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Grainger employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Grainger employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Grainger Ceo DG Macpherson
84%
84%DG Macpherson
CEO Approval
Fastenal Ceo Daniel Florness
83%
83%Daniel Florness
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Grainger employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Grainger employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

Fastenal has 463 more total submitted salaries than Grainger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager371 Salaries
$72,987/yr
Manager31 Salaries
$107,771/yr
Sourcing Specialist32 Salaries
$59,135/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Outside Sales Representative445 Salaries
$35,334/yr
General Manager523 Salaries
$49,298/yr
Branch Operations Manager34 Salaries
$36,271/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Profit sharing" was the most mentioned Pro at Grainger.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Pro at Fastenal.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Grainger.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Fastenal.
Pros
Pros
"Profit sharing"(in 362 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 242 reviews)
Pros
"Part time"(in 157 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 115 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 98 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 154 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 119 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Well respected brand, forward thinking leadership team, room for growth if you are willing to relocate, fantastic work life balance

Cons

Your happiness is dependent on your leader and their leadership style, as a publicly traded company it can be frustrating to please the shareholders and employees at the same time, lower pay scale... compared to other companies in the same industry’s

Advice to Management

N/A

Current Employee - General Manager

I have been working at Fastenal full-time

Pros

Lots of Training Advancement Opportunities Hire from Within First 401k Match Closed on Weekends

Cons

Hiring Process is Lengthy Can't take company trucks home Branches not all linked for accounts and pricing

Job Postings

Fastenal has 866 more recently posted open jobs than Grainger.