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micromanaging to an unproductive point

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Former Employee - Outside Representative  in  Lancaster, PA
Former Employee - Outside Representative in Lancaster, PA

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for less than a year

Pros

good benefits and decent pay

Cons

terrible middle management--Slowest CRM consumes time and life trying to enter data

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do a sales rep job before you get to manage it

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started going downhill since takeover

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger for more than 10 years

    Pros

    has a good profit sharing benefit

    Cons

    Does not value their employees. Keeps taking away and cutting benefits. No flexibility with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't undervalue or undercut your employees. A good business starts from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Culture Clash in Lake Forest

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    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated 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).

    Cons

    Extremely 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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