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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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    Great company, great benefits

    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Really good benefits
    Good company

    Cons

    Pricings high for customers
    Reduction in profit sharing

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    Too much bureaucracy

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W.W. Grainger Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

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    Government Account Manager Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They use the STAR process. They ask about a scenario, a task, the action you took and the obtained result. I would suggest to put it in a story like mode where you tell the interviewer little chapters of your professional experience in a succinct fashion

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time that you helped a colleague with a personal problem and what was the outcome   Answer Question
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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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