W.W. Grainger

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Used to be a great place to work. Growth has overshadowed their former emphasis on employee satisfaction.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Janesville, WI
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Janesville, WI

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, unique profit sharing plan.

Cons

"Virtualization" means that there is little accountability from management. Nobody in management seems to accept responsibility for anything, its always someone else's job or "out of scope"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get your managers back to managing people, not so busy with their side projects that review time becomes more of an exercise in who can sling the most BS effectively because the CSM has no idea what is going on with the team.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Role of the Dice

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gap between sales and corporate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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