W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 420 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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Decent place to start out, no long term future.

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Teterboro, NJ

I have been working at W.W. Grainger

ProsCompetitive base pay within the industry. Profit sharing plan.

ConsLittle room for advancement unless willing to move to corporate in Lake Forrest IL.
Pay advancement is minimal.
Advancement is based on who you know rather than performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the branch employees more instead of only focusing on reports and numbers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for young inexperienced talent who need be micro-manged.

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Lake Forest, IL

I worked at W.W. Grainger


Pros: Vast majority of associates are "salt of the earth" -… Cons: micro-mangers, Don't worry about what the compettion is doing -… Advice to Senior Management: see above. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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if you know somebody it's a great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Waterloo, IA

I worked at W.W. Grainger


Pros: retirement benefits are more than fair Cons: not much room for advancement unless you know somebody. If… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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