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Good long-term company, but not for advancement...

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, 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

There are great people who work at Grainger, good benefits, and good options for stocks.

Cons

It's difficult to advance with Grainger from middle management...if you're looking to rise to the top or if you see a position that you want to transfer to, the politics of doing so take over the process. This employer looks less for fitting skills and talent to position than to fitting positions to who the leadership wants to promote based on friendship.

Advice to Management

Talent development...you have the program, but you need ALL of your DBSMs on board with it, just as you have them on board with CI and LEAN

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to use as a stepping stone in your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Company Car.
    Treats there employees well!!
    Great training.

    Cons

    Goals get higher every year wich makes it more unrealistic for reps to make there goals.
    Low base commision.
    Management needs to realize that everybodies territory is not the same.
    No bonus in pay.
    Commision is horrible!
    Northeast Region for company is going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize that everybodies territory is not the same.

  2. Outstanding company to grow with. Work smart, hard and enjoy yourself with Grainger!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good starting hourly pay
    -hard to beat benefits (most are from day 1, too)
    -room to grow
    -rare values for a company this size
    -high retention rate (most people I've met have been with Grainger over 10 years, many over 20).
    -stable/responsible financially
    -great co-workers (some of the happiest people I've worked with)
    -weekends off
    -great PTO policy
    -easy to join in with top notch training
    -this employer's actions demonstrate its cares about employees and customers

    Cons

    -I work at a top performing branch that has great leadership. Only thing I can think of is not the company's fault. But I can't go by my bank unless I request time off.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep modeling after top performing branches! It works.

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