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The only thing consistent is change....but change is sometimes good

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Large company that isnt going away -Do your job then you will never have to worry about losing it -Been in business a very long time and very well known -Room for advancement if you know the right people -Pay scale seems to be better than the competition -Profit sharing is decent

Cons

-Success is not always rewarded -Not what you know or how well you do it but rather who you know -As a seller, pricing is your worst enemy -No inside (assigned) sales representatives -New initiatives seems like almost monthly -Branches and Sales are not on the same page and do not work well together

Advice to Management

Restructure compensation plan. Invest in an inside sales team to work with outside sales representatives.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Benefits Dont pay the Bills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Organized and lots of product catagories.

    Cons

    Too big. Its very hard to get things done. You have to call 6 people to just get help on any customer issues.

    Advice to Management

    Tough to sell when all customers hate us.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Commission Plan Great Benefits Profit Sharing Experience Investment in Program

    Cons

    Constant oversite Must follow their Sales guideline Constant Change

    Advice to Management

    There is a constant eye on you even when you are hitting your numbers. Trust your reps and let them sell.


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