W.W. Grainger

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Excellent Company with cutting edge approach to Distribution and Value Added Services

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Industry leader in the MRO market, Best there is in supply chain management to insure customer has what they need when they need it. Noone better in driving costs out of customers operating budgets through competitive products and no cost value added services, Understanding the customers business goals and objectives and developing a true business partnership is the cornerstone of what Grainger is all about

Cons

Being relevant to your customer base often results in additional initiatives and increased hours on the job, Maintaining a life balance can be challenging. Not necessarily a con--more of a challenge

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great progressive and forward thinking from HQ. A very bright and insightful team.

Great ideas can get misdirected or diluted when filtered through less experienced regional and district level positions.

Increased local presence by ULM and skip level discussions would help in insuring that the spirit and intent of the companies intiatives remain the same from originator to customer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Government Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Government Account Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing has been great over the years. Company has a good since of direction with go to market plans. Many good individuals to work with throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in career within the company. Tender does not matter any longer within the company; as it did 10 years ago. Hiring more outside of the organization instead of promoting within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pormote within more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Industry Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Relationship Manager in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Account Relationship Manager in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Tradition of service and quality. Leader in the industry and not content to stay pat. Best profit sharing plan I have ever seen.

    Cons

    Competition is changing at a quicker pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect you have earned in based on the performance of your people not merely leadership. Respect your people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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