Compare Grainger vs MSC Industrial Direct BETA

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

Employee Ratings

  • Grainger scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • MSC Industrial Direct scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: 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)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 643 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Grainger employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Grainger employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
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 0.4 higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Grainger Ceo DG Macpherson
84%
84%DG Macpherson
CEO Approval
MSC Industrial Direct Ceo Erik Gershwind
85%
85%Erik Gershwind
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Grainger employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
69%
Grainger employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than MSC Industrial Direct employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
63%

Salaries

Grainger has 3,381 more total submitted salaries than MSC Industrial Direct.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Manager371 Salaries
$72,987/yr
Customer Service Representative129 Salaries
$17/hr
Manager31 Salaries
$107,771/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Executive67 Salaries
$48,527/yr
Customer Service Representative15 Salaries
$17/hr
Business Development Representative9 Salaries
$60,742/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Profit sharing" was the most mentioned Pro at Grainger.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at MSC Industrial Direct.
  • Grainger had 38 more reviews than MSC Industrial Direct that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Profit sharing"(in 362 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 242 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 38 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 98 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 70 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 32 reviews)
"Commission structure"(in 17 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

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at MSC Industrial Direct full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

It took me leaving to find out that I had it made at MSC. The other companies out there can't hold a candle to MSC.

Cons

Lots of work to do at all times.

Job Postings

Grainger has 129 more recently posted open jobs than MSC Industrial Direct.