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W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
182 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called Then had phone interview followed by group interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  3.  

    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy. 4 phone interviews before finally getting face to face. All questions were very situational.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Government 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

    The interview process is composed of 3 stages. The first stage is a call with the HR specialist from HQ offices who filters out candidates for the role by screening applicants based on experience, business acumen, and organizational fit. The second step is follow by a face to face interview with the hiring manager and another manager who can provide feedback to the hiring manager based on the interviewees responses and performance. The final step is a call with the hiring managers boss who asks questions regarding the role and wants to confirm the positive feedback given by the hiring manager. If you make it past the second interview process its a done deal practically. They use the STAR ( Situation, Task , Action, Result) process during the interviews so be ready to speak broadly about your past experience in terms of projects and their outcomes. I had a good experience interviewing with Grainier and got the Job. I found the industry exiting and the work rewarding. One year later I am still pleased. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell us about a moment when a peer was going through a difficult situation whether at work or in his personal life and tell us what you did to help him/her and what the result was   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very fair and reasonable. They offered me a good package from the start
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people 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 in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Grainger recruiter contacted me about account mgr position. Waited 2 weeks after initial contact with recruiter. Poor follow up on the part of their recruiter. Waste of my time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Possible Opportunities Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got two emails from two different W.W. Grainger recruiters. The first one I got an interview and we walked through my Resume and she ask me the normal questions that usually the recruiters do during the interview. The second one she make me the interview through e-mail, which I think is awkward way to the things.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  9.  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview: On campus, 45 minutes. Few behavioral questions, nothing technical
    Second Interview: Final Round, 4 Interviews (2 on 1), behavioral "tell me about a time", nothing too technical, few situational questions nothing tough.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some important metrics important for forecasting warehouse inventory?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at W.W. Grainger in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met them at university career fair. The staff were friendly and very casual which reflected their culture.

    Interview Questions
    • A technical question was asked regarding a customer wanting 50 of our product over 10 weeks. Would you prefer to give him/her all of the products at once or over the time period and why. Also, what would you take into account to determine your answer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral 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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