W.W. Grainger Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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    Account Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    behavioral interview lasts about one hour with some difficult questions about your previous job. Likes and dislikes. "The will do a background check and a drug test before you can be hired.

    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Application Details

    interviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got my first round interview through a career fair at my school. I was invited back to their headquarters where I was put through 4, 45 minute interviews and a case study in a row. The interviews were very conversational and not to dificult

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions... What would you do..? name a time...?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Global Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First step was on campus meet up at a coffee house by campus. next was an on campus interview. i heard back a week later and they flew me to chicago to to final round interviews. 2 nights. first night, tour of the offices and then networking with full time employees in the supply chain area. shuttled to hotel. picked up next morning with my things and taken back to headquarters. there were two sessions, morning and afternoon. i got the morning session. 4 interviews. you stay in one room. they give you water and a few snacks. And managers from 4 different departments come and interview you. all completely different interview styles. then at the end the HR rep comes in and gives you a case study question. Want to see if you can think fast and rationally. then they gave both sessions lunch.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    E Commerce Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in campus job fair and received an email in one week later told me that send the resume to recruiter. Then they scheduled a time for campus interview, before that, there is a pre-interview. For the process of interview, there are three recruiters, and they just ask some general questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? What can you do for this postion   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Territory Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Took a phone interview, pretty basic and straight forward. Then the in-person interview with HR manager and TSR manager. Didn't get offered the position because they were looking for one position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted by recruiter. Scheduled phone interview. Recruiter was great until inquiring about current salary, after we had determined that the range for the position aligned on both parts. Recruiter demanded that salary history be told to her otherwise the interview process could not continue. This was within 10 minutes of having a first time conversation - not sure what relevancy current salary had, especially so early on. Recruiter was very demeaning and antagonistic, as well as conceited stating she had "so much experience and knows the way it works more than me". Even gave the line she was working on my behalf instead of the company, which is ridiculous because the company pays her salary. Overall the worst simple phone screen ever.

    Interview Questions
    • Could not get away from wanting to know current pay.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very organized. HR provided materials for review about the company and values. An interview list was also provided that contained the names and titles of the interviewers. Everyone was on-time. One of the interviewers was a manager in HR, who interviewed for "fit" in the company culture. After the interview, the process moved very quickly. There was no second interview and the offer was made quickly. The head of the department made himself available for any follow-up questions. A very positive experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine Grainger would like to move to a from a marketing channel-specific optimization model to a customer-centric world. What is your approach to make this happen that would best maximize revenue?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. The HR person was very responsive and handled the process very well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Corporate Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, Face to Face with 2 people & then another of the same on the same day.

    Interview Questions
    • What did your most recent manager give you in a performance review as negative performance? What was it? What did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Inventory Planning Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very typical analyst-level interview. Mostly behavioral questions mixed in with a couple technical questions. Interview with 3 different people each for 45 minutes and you get a chance to ask questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    1st round: College Campus Interview, two half hour behavioral interviews. 2nd round: On-Site Interview, four 45 minute interviews back to back with 15 min break after the second interview. All interviews were behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation in work or school where you have taken a risk and how did you handle it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I have not accepted yet, but I am in the process of making a decision.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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