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Payroll/staffing game

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Current Employee - Store Worker in Fairfield, NJ
Current Employee - Store Worker in Fairfield, NJ

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A well established company, decent pay and benefits.

Cons

Currently the company not replacing lost staff in branches. Instead its trying to continue to do business without new workers. Its the same thing that's been done in other retailers a 50%-50% full timer to part timer model. What it means at the stores is less customer facing employees, longer customer wait time, and employee burn out. Everyone at my store with the exception of the branch manger wants to leave. Most are currently looking. For the first time in years with its current no advancement policy and more and more work with less staff I am looking elsewhere for future employment.

Advice to Management

Management is trying to boast the stocks at all cost, but cutting the part timers hours and not replacing staff in branches (while creating admin positions in the district) going into the inventory season does not make sense. It seems like the company really doesn't care about the staff or customers who visit the stores. If we made a billion dollars over the previous year why are you leaving the stores to die on the vine?

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Sellers Struggle

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Profit Sharing and Benefits and the only plus

    Cons

    Unrealistic Sales Goals and constantly changing commission program. Management will not fight to help with change.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your markets better and set goals according to the market and the economy within those markets.


  2. Management needs work

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Writer in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Contractor - Marketing Writer in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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