W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014
176 Interview Reviews

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    Territory Sales Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through other source – 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 Questions
    • None. All questions were very generic and easy to answer.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Too many HR hoops to jump through. It also took forever to complete the HR process.

    Declined Offer
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    Sales Interview

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    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 Questions
    • Do I want to continue to work there in hope that things will get better.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None flat offer.
    Accepted Offer
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    Account Manager Interview

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    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 Questions
    • 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?
    Accepted Offer
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    FDP Interview

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    Interview Details

    On campus interview, followed by in-office second round interview

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think the current global economic recession will affect Grainger in the next 5 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Web Content Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • what is the first thing you would do in a project that you know nothing about   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager Interview

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    Interview Details

    Sweet

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered more than I asked for!
    Accepted Offer
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    Sniff Detection Analyst Interview

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    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.

    No Offer
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    Senior Manager Supply Chain Interview

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    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Recruiter negotiated salary, they are a 3rd party service provider not the HR department. They were flexible and made concesions.
    Accepted Offer
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

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    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were the normal ones as in any interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Representative Interview

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    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 Questions
    Declined Offer

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