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 5 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Fastenal scored higher in 3 areas: Career Opportunities, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 2245 reviews)
Grainger employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2809 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Grainger employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.1 higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Grainger Ceo DG Macpherson
84%
84%DG Macpherson
CEO Approval
Fastenal Ceo Daniel Florness
85%
85%Daniel Florness
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
Grainger employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Fastenal employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
59%

Salaries

Fastenal has 566 more total submitted salaries than Grainger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager250 Salaries
$69,089/yr
Branch Manager26 Salaries
$89,793/yr
Technical Product Support6 Salaries
$29/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Outside Sales Representative230 Salaries
$32,593/yr
General Manager335 Salaries
$43,797/yr
Part Time Support43 Salaries
$11/hr

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 358 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 231 reviews)
Pros
"Part time"(in 150 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 111 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 92 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
"Part time"(in 147 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 116 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at Grainger full-time

Pros

Work/Life Balance, Insurance(Health insurance options are very affordable and multiple companies to choose from), People(customers and coworkers alike)

Cons

Not always get at communication between all different departments.

"Sales"Oct 18, 2020

Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at Fastenal part-time for more than a year

Pros

Easy going, flexible, team environment, positive

Cons

Light stress, when dealing with customer issue.

Job Postings

Grainger has 11 more recently posted open jobs than Fastenal.