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Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
186 Interview Reviews

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    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at W.W. Grainger in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    They ate interested in knowing your previous experience in a sales role. Specifically, are you resourceful and motivated? They ask you to submit info for a background check and take a drug test. 2 - 3,interviews before they let you know.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths? How did that apply to a positive customer interaction?,   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very open, I got a great deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at W.W. Grainger in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter to fill out an online assessment followed by a phone interview, the next week I was called back for a face to face interview with 2 managers one of which was dressed very unprofessional and sloppy and completely disinterested in the interview. While I answered the STAR format questions the interviewer was twirling her hair and not paying much attention to my answers, the other interviewer was somewhat paying attention and seemed a little more attentive. The next day I was sent an email stating they are going to pursue another candidate.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    First there is a screening phone call by a recruiter, then a Chally personality test, then 2 interviews with hiring level managers and finally an interview with a VP. They took quite some time to give me their final decision. All interviews were basically variations of standard sales interviews where they are looking for STAR answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you mentored a peer and the positive benefit both of you gained.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was negotiable, also able to negotiate relocation costs.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went smoothly and in a timely fashion. Got to meet with all departments that affect your day to day job. Company is focused on every employee and that showed throughout the process

    Interview Questions
    • No super hard questions. Standard interview questions. Why may you be hesitant to take this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    E-commence Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Two rounds. First round on-campus interview; second round four 45 mins interviews. Mostly behavioral questions. Second round interviewers seemed unprepared. Some of them came with a list of common behavioral questions and tried to pick some in the interview. Most questions can be easily found online. I didn't feel them very hard.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Global Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through contact made during the career fair as the college posting did not allow international students to apply. Not too difficult as it was mostly behavioral (4 back to back interviews). There was one 15 minute case study which was an analysis of a business problem they dealt with during the last year.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: Would you choose people from different backgrounds or the same background when trying to build a team   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at W.W. Grainger in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of hiring manager and two people that were currently in the position. Interview was not out of the ordinary... "name a time when you had a negative encounter with a client, how you handled it" blah, blah, blah. Hiring manager was nasty and argumentative. Realized I didn't want the job on the spot, she was the one that I'd have to report to.

    Interview Questions
    • I am going to ask you one more question and you HAVE to answer it, "Why should I not hire you?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inventory Planning Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied though our university career fair and was contacted by a member of the Grainger recruiting team a week later. I had a 45 minute one on one interview with him. I was then contacted a week after that to attend final round interviews in Lake Forest, Il. I was flow to their offices where I had a full day of 4- 45 minute interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a few minutes to introduce myself then answered basic behavioral questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

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