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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Forget advancement, this is a paycheck for newly grads

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    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
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