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Little room for advancement

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

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great profit sharing plan once vested. Benefits are decent but not great, however they start right from day 1.

Cons

There's little to no room for upward movement from entry level positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build from within. Don't alienate your loyal employees that you've already invested in.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company to use as a stepping stone in your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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