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Culture Clash in Lake Forest

Human Resources (Former Employee) Lake Forest, IL

ProsDedicated passionate employees; above average benefits plan; great financial rewards if you can manage to stay in for the long haul (i.e. 5 years or more).

ConsExtremely narrow minded workforce that hire for outside perspective then dismiss it because it doesn't fit in with the way they do things. Majority of managers and leaders are not equipped to perform effectively in their role and lack basic managerial and leadership skills. Every project and initiative is planned to take 5+ years as the company culture and pace of working is extremely slow. First year employee turn over is extremely high compared to industry norms due to culture fit, disappointment with managers ability and lack of career opportunity and potential growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for 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… Cons: Being relevant to your customer base often results in additional initiatives and increased hours on… Advice to Senior Management: 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Industry Leader

    Account Relationship Manager (Current Employee) Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros: Tradition of service and quality. Leader in the industry and not… Cons: Competition is changing at a quicker pace. Advice to Senior Management: Respect you have earned in based on the performance of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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