W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 417 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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3.3 417 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan

(272 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Seven great years with a great company

Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat products, great customers, and a great professional team

Conswork life balance and goal setting

Advice to Senior ManagementMake improvements to sales credit known if they were made

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Grainger is a good place to work

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsFriendlt co-workers and everyone cares about the customer

Conschange management needs improvement overall

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the leaders in place are more than data crunchers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture and total compensation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Forest, IL

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

ProsProfit sharing is beyond amazing
Many opportunities to advance or try different jobs
Highly ethical leaders

Conslong hours due to doing more with less but people still love what they do most of the time. work/life balance is a challenge at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at W.W. Grainger part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Profit Sharing benefits, flexible work schedule, good industry experience,

ConsCan be challenging to advance, slow moving growth, lateral moves are much easier than vertical

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees more opportunities to succeed. Be more honest with you employees for the opportunities that they will be able to receive. Pay for performance rather than for seniority

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great learning experience, but times are changing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Forest, IL

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPST, work life balance, great co-workers

ConsOffice politics stink, favoritism shown with many employees, many not held to the same standard as others

Advice to Senior ManagementI love the motto "do more with less"... to work more efficiently, but Directors and Managers do not understand it this way, and are asking us to do more with less tools to do our job, less training to do our job, and less people to do our job. Very stressful!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood benefits, excellent pay and good life/work balance

Consmanagers never get involved much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company!..Move the culture forward

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Lake Forest, IL

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIncredible talent pool with great camaraderie!

ConsCulture can be passive aggressive and non-collaborative.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up to new ideas and concepts. Help the organization prioritize. Embrace and learn from the talent across the organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at W.W. Grainger

Prosit is very good. i will stay there

Consi want get more salary.

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customer service

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

Proswage, people, learned a lot

Consnothing really, I think the people and customers were great

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Good experience

IT Supervisor (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year

ProsGood support, Great Management, Training

ConsNeed to fit in company's culture with long time employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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