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W.W. Grainger Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Territory Sales Associate Interview

Territory Sales Associate

I applied through other source and interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

Interview Details – I met the interviewer at a job fair. It was obvious that he was new to management and wasn't too good at interviewing. I was offered the position and it turns out that I had to jump through several HR hoops to actually get it. It was pretty ridiculous.

Interview Question – None. All questions were very generic and easy to answer.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Too many HR hoops to jump through. It also took forever to complete the HR process.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Interview


Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – traditional when I joined, now hiring is a longer drawn out process. Currently no hiring of anyone full time. This full time freeze is very selective and not consistent.

Interview Question – Do I want to continue to work there in hope that things will get better.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None flat offer.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – Political in nature especially for all Government Sales Positions because they are lucrative and just require a contract for purchasing. 3 interviews after intial screen

Commercial Sales is 3 interviews after initial screen

Interview Question – Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

No Offer

Neutral Experience

FDP Interview


Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – On campus interview, followed by in-office second round interview

Interview Question – How do you think the current global economic recession will affect Grainger in the next 5 years?   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Web Content Interview

Web Content

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

Interview Details – the position itself was different from the description. It is a operational/execution role based job.

Interview Question – what is the first thing you would do in a project that you know nothing about   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Manager Interview


Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – Sweet

Interview Question – When can you start   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Offered more than I asked for!

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sniff Detection Analyst Interview

Sniff Detection Analyst

Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – Generally positive and appropriate where needed and seen as fitting for operational security and probity. As well, the effective ratio of questionable indicators was low, showing the value of secure and stable progress within the firm. Interviewee and interviewer interaction was a tertiary sector of discussion. Such effects can show forecasting ability for the regional permissibility future factoring.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Manager Supply Chain Interview

Senior Manager Supply Chain

The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

Interview Details – Very quick reply to posting and quick phone screen. Very involved screening process with several interviews with senior leadership. Offer was made after 3rd interview which included one face to face meeting with 2 leaders. Offer came via UPS.
The company is very diverse and has several layers, there are dotted lines and you may interview with someone from a department you are not being hired for.

Interview Question – What is your management style   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Recruiter negotiated salary, they are a 3rd party service provider not the HR department. They were flexible and made concesions.

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Territory Sales Representative Interview

Territory Sales Representative

Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – Called by recruiter. Then had phone interview. Then went on to the main office and interviewed between two managers.

Interview Question – All the questions were the normal ones as in any interview   Answer Question

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

Interviewed at W.W. Grainger

Interview Details – Recruiter call and did phone interview, then met the sales manager and a phone interview with their boss. Easy process and fast moving

Interview Question – How did you handle a difficult customer   Answer Question

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