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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)
Grainger Atrium
Grainger Industrial Supply (Photo thanks to Flickr user rbieber, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)

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W.W. Grainger Reviews

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    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Distribution Center Associate  in  Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Distribution Center Associate in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at W.W. Grainger part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people nice people nice people

    Cons

    Some mean people mean people

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W.W. Grainger Interviews

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

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    Commercial Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at W.W. Grainger in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application on line. Got a call from recruiter for a brief phone interview. Set-up 1st interview with DSM. STAR interview process. 2nd interview with two local Branch Managers. 3rd interview with another District's DSM.

    Interview Questions
    • Make sure you state the R in STAR or what was the result! Very standard questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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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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