Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 35, Large

MSC Industrial Supply

Melville, N.Y. [Mid Atlantic]
MSC Industrial Supply
Credit: Deborah Young Studio

Why you want to work there

MSC Industrial Supply gives its IT employees opportunities to develop professionally by taking on new challenges. The Melville, N.Y.-based distributor of industrial products provides hands-on training as well as formal learning and development opportunities through its MSC University program. The company uses custom applications, best-of-breed commercial software and cloud-based services -- an approach that enables tech professionals to leverage their expertise and enhance their skills. MSC offers IT staffers a competitive compensation package and financial benefits that include annual bonuses and discounts on purchases of company stock. Other perks include a robust employee recognition and rewards program and a flexible scheduling policy.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,463

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 160

IT employee turnover in 2016: 10%

IT promotions in 2016: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $996

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 18

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 28

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%