W.W. Grainger Supply Chain Analyst Interview Questions

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Supply Chain Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in February 2014.

Interview Details

I applied on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Job Board, Kelly Connect. I was selected for an on-campus 30 minute interview. The interview was very loosely structured; it felt more like a conversation than an interview. I was given a 3 minute interval to tell him everything Grainger should know about me and we proceeded from there. We covered a few behavioral questions: How have you dealt with a difficult colleague?, How have you handled negative feedback? After about 15 minutes, we switched to a more technical interview discussing product management, lead times, capacity and sourcing requirements.

Interview Questions
  • If a company comes to us and wants Product X once a week for a year, what questions would you ask the customer and management to decide whether this product should be purchased once per week or all 52 at once?   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    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 days - interviewed 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
    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
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    All behavioral questions, 2 consecutive half-hour long on campus interviews with two different interviewers, talk through the the experiences in resume, nothing too unexpected

    Interview Questions
    • He repeated a similar behavioral question as what he already asked, and I did not have prepared another example for that, since I kind of answered that question from the previous 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 weeks - interviewed 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
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    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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    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 - interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was tiring and thorough. It included a phone interview, an on-campus interview and a 5 hour in-person interview. The in-person interview included four 45 minute 1-on-1 interviews. Although there were some very basic case questions, the majority of the time was spent answering specific questions about previous experiences, my career passions/aspirations and the job position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was too unexpected. I think the most unexpected question was, "how do your passions align with this job position?" It caught me a bit off-guard.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Janesville, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Janesville, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    they contacted me via email and we corresponded back and forth setting up a time to talk on the phone. the recruiter called me and we talked for about 10 minutes. General questions were asked and a couple of what if situational questions. she told me that she would be in touch after meeting with the department manager, took a couple of weeks and I was emailed that the position was put on hold and to keep my resume updated on their site.

    Interview Questions
    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 online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Not behavioral , conversational asking questions about my resume

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with recruiters at the campus career fair in the fall. Invited to an interview a few weeks later. Had two separate thirty-minute interviews. All the questions were typical behavioral interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary. My first interview was with a more senior member of the team, and the second was with a somewhat recent graduate from my school. The latter seemed pretty passionate and interested in their job, while the more senior manager seemed either disinterested in his job or worn down by the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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