Compare Grainger vs MSC Industrial Direct BETA

See how MSC Industrial Direct vs. Grainger compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2049 reviews)
3.1
(based on 446 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.3
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
3.1
Work-life balance
3.6
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
2.6
Culture & Values
3.5
2.8
CEO Approval
Grainger Ceo DG Macpherson
78%DG Macpherson
MSC Industrial Direct Ceo Erik Gershwind
59%Erik Gershwind
% Recommend to a friend
64%
48%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
38%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager220 Salaries
$68,040/yr
Customer Service Representative51 Salaries
$16/hr
Warehouse Associate36 Salaries
$17/hr
Account Executive36 Salaries
$52,487/yr
Customer Service Representative6 Salaries
$16/hr
OSA7 Salaries
$62,612/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Profit sharing"(in 349 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 214 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 36 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 19 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 86 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 65 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 31 reviews)
"Outside sales"(in 15 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Account Manager

I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great company filled with solid solutions minded people! Company culture is geared toward work life balance and overall compensation package is great especially if you're a high performer.

Cons

Lots of change in company over the past few years.

Former Employee - Inventory Management Specialist Level II

I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Benefits, work/life balance, mid-level leadership and their level of communication was always excellent!

Cons

The bonus structure depending on your position in the company can be frustrating at the minimum. The lack of clarity when it comes to forward progression/the opportunities to move up in the... company could use some work! The level of communication from upper level management left a lot to be desired from the every day worker point of view. It was up to the mid-level management to seek clarification on what could be considered rather poorly worded/established principles, rules, etc...

Advice to Management

The everyday workers are what keep your company running. Transparency (to an extent) can be everything, especially when some changes that are impacting a large percentage of employees are vague at... best.

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