W.W. Grainger

  www.grainger.com
  www.grainger.com
There are newer employer reviews for W.W. Grainger

 

Forget advancement, this is a paycheck for newly grads

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Credit and Collections in Niles, IL
Current Employee - Credit and Collections in Niles, IL

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

Pros

good benefits, salary ok , profit sharing

Cons

Supervisors are in only for what they can get for themselves, they don't care about anyone else. They tend to favor those who had been there longer. New ideas are only heard if it's the people they like. Too much favoritism. Zero promotion. I don't recommend this company unless you are looking for another paycheck. ah, there is no flexibility for life/work either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many layers of managment are useless and give zero visibility to the valuable people that does the work. Then you wonder why ratings are low at this location. Employees have low morale due to zero advancement

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

592 Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Management needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Writer in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Writer in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, cafeteria. People with kids can come in late/leave early.

    Cons

    Management does not mentor nor support team members. It's all for one and one for all. Disorganized work flow, little teamwork and too many hands in the pot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing management needs a complete overhaul. The lack of a line of sight to this grave issue is the reason why I give the CEO a poor rating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquisition Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acquisition Sales Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Acquisition Sales Manager in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company offers a competitive salary and is considered to be the best in its industry.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of strategic moves within the company that has caused some offices to close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be a better idea to promote from within when filling management position as opposed to hiring your friends outside the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for W.W. Grainger

Work at W.W. Grainger? Share Your Experiences

W.W. Grainger

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.