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Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong financials, leader in the industry and well respected organization with good benefits and profit sharing plan.

Cons

Disconnection between corporate and sales organizations leads to poor decisions made regarding account potential, coverage, etc. Luck of the draw regarding territory leads to even the best sales people having difficulty in consistent success.

Advice to Management

Bridge the gap between sales and corporate

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    Current Employee - On Site Services in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - On Site Services in Ames, IA

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility. Depending on where you are there are some really good people to work with. There are some very good managers that listen to you and offer help while others do not want to deal with those that have performance issues that should be dealt with.

    Cons

    Advancing within the company is difficult at best unless you are willing to relocate. Communication within the mass departments within the company needs to be improved so everyone knows what is going on and who actually has the authority to make the decisions and be willing to put it on paper. Management needs to be held to the same standards as the direct reports and need to be reprimanded when they don't.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you are going to do and be consistent. It is great that managers continue to move around within the companyso frequently but no one stays in their current role long enough to care what is truly going on right in front of them. Hire and promote from within instead of bringing people in who have no knowledge of the company or the industry we support. And lastly, listen to your customers, they are the ones who truly write your paycheck. They do matter.


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    Grainger is a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Miami Lakes, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Miami Lakes, FL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Grainger is a great company to work for, you will have alot of freedom and you will also be able to obtain some great benefits.

    Cons

    While the company is great, you will be required to put in alot of time into this position, if you are a student it will be very hard to complete school.

    Advice to Management

    have a better understanding of the position and how to train your employees . specially with the time management. Thank you


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