W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 417 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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Strong company, lots of opportunities for the right person

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTop notch training, focus on doing things the right way, profitable business

Consslow to respond or react to market needs

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many layers of management make it difficult to get things done

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at W.W. Grainger for more than a year


Pros: Great opportunity to make money. Great Benefits A lot of… Cons: Low base salary. Very unrealistic expectation to sell items ridiculously overpriced in comparison to every other MRO supplier, based on the notion of… Advice to Senior Management: Stop the Micro managing, senior management needs to not allow there… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Goals, expectations, requirements are all too high. Pay way too low for the desired results.

Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee)
North Salt Lake, UT

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year


Pros: PST. Work phone for personal use. a highly watched (telematics)… Cons: We're not AM's, we're TSR's and are paid accordingly, which is very weak. They expect us to be strategic with over 350 accounts, while seeing… Advice to Senior Management: Lower the goals, find compitant managers and increase the salary to at least become competeive.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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