W.W. Grainger Reviews

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  1. TSR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a seller out in the field you are provided with a wide array of resources and avenues of support.

    Cons

    If one prefers an office setting and does not want to travel this position is not for them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the seller support system to aid reps in the field and customers.

  2. Sales and Customer Service Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Customer Service Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales and Customer Service Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing whtat your doing

  3. ossc

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to move up if you put in the work

    Cons

    Not a lot of positions to move up because they have a lot of long time employees. you will have to move to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but keep your focus on the employees who are on the front line and not so much on the ones stuck in the office not in touch with what is really going on.

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  5. Commercial account manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great compensation...advancement opportunities abound, education reimbursement with very high expectations for continual improvement.

    Cons

    Continual unnecessary reporting, too much validity placed on unimportant statistical data

  6. Marketing Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to add for this company

  7. Lots of opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of room for advancement and to change position if you are driven. Local Managers are supportive.

    Cons

    High level Management keeps looking to cut benefits and costs.

    Advice to Management

    Leave PST alone.

  8. Great work environment with nice coworkers!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Associate in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hourly pay in distribution center
    Paid time off
    Manager brings lunch for employees often.

    Cons

    People sometimes butt heads
    Things can get disorganized
    Sometimes have to work longer than 8 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I would recommend taking the time to go more in depth in interviews so you don't get "duds" out there on the floor.

  9. Great profit sharing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Profit sharing.vacation. Pay is awesome

    Cons

    Work life balance is really difficult

    Advice to Management

    Promote more often

  10. customer services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefit and good pay, easy job, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    need to be good with computer and smart.

    Advice to Management

    good leadership

  11. A great place to learn the industry

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, profit sharing, salary, leadership, growth, personal development

    Cons

    work life balance, training, territories,

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