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W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
187 Interview Reviews

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    TSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Brief phone interview followed by an onsite interview with hiring manager and current tsr. Also had to take a personality test after Phone interview. The whole or cess took roughly two weeks but was not offered.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked typical star questions to relate to your experiences in the past. The current trs was also included in the interview and asked questions of his own   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    I got this job through a temp agency. It was for a data entry position and I did not have to interview directly with Grainger. The temp agency did all of the leg work for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult about the situation. I guess it was unexpected that the company did not want to meet with me in person before hiring me, but I was excited they loved my resume enough to give me a chance sight unseen.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. The temp agency did all of the work. I filled out an online application, then had a phone interview with the temp agency.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online and received a call from a recruiter approximately a week later. Recruiter scheduled phone interview and sent me a link to take an online personality assessment before the phone interview the next day. The recruiter called me the next day to say that she had to go to a meeting and would need to reschedule the phone interview for the following day. Had phone interview, STAR method, behavioral type questions. Phone interview seemed to go well and I thought we had a nice rapport. Recruiter told me she would pass my information along to the hiring managers and I would be contacted if they wanted to interview me face to face. I received an email about 4 days later stating they had gone with other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pre-Screening, Assesment Test, Formal interivew, Final interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    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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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took a while for me to get hired and had to call HR, but I stayed persistant because I really wanted to work for this company. Once I recieve to college degree I hope to relocate and advanced with the company into managment

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were a liitle challaging but thats good, I had no issue answering the questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    two interviews, behavioral based questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Process went very quick and communication was excellent. Total of nine interviews. Five face-to-face and four via telephone.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about our culture? How do you see you fitting in?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    The process was very detailed, I met with two sets of interviewers, and they asked a variety of questions mainly how I dealt with staff.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, all were pretty general questions one would expect when interviewing for a management position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I went in with a number I required and they matched it. Very easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Legal Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Work culture appeared to be cubicles. Interview was them telling me about the job. Only asked me a question of what I knew about the company.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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