W.W. Grainger


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Outside a W.W. Grainger branch, this one located at 2915 Boardwalk Ann Arbor Michigan 48104-6765 (Photo attributed to Dwight Burdette - licensed under the CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)
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    I feel I am growing with the company, and have seen so much positive change over the last 4.5 years here.

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    I have been working at W.W. Grainger


    I am always enabled to work towards and achieve my career goals here.


    Growing diverse population, opportunity to improve workforce planning, slow to change (though change for improvement is ALWAYS a focus)

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    Ensure to take pride in developing & promoting those on your team.

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W.W. Grainger Interviews

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014

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    Account Manager Interview

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    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.

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    • Tell me about a time you mentored a peer and the positive benefit both of you gained.   Answer Question
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    Salary was negotiable, also able to negotiate relocation costs.
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W.W. Grainger Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2009
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Website www.grainger.com
Headquarters Lake Forest, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1927
Type Company - Public (GWW)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Home, home on the Grainger is a well-stocked place. W.W. Grainger distributes more than 1 million industrial products, from supplies to equipment and tools. The short list has electrical devices, fasteners, fleet maintenance equipment, hand tools, hardware, janitorial, lighting, office supplies, power and plumbing tools, and safety, security, and test instruments. Its 2 million customers are largely contractors, maintenance and repair shops, manufacturers, and commercial, government, healthcare, and educational facilities. Grainger sells through a network of branches... More

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