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Helpful (1)

micromanaging to an unproductive point

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Outside Representative in Lancaster, PA
Former Employee - Outside Representative in Lancaster, PA
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (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 Management

Do a sales rep job before you get to manage it

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (3)

    Started going downhill since takeover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger (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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (4)

    Culture Clash in Lake Forest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (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.


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