W.W. Grainger

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Good company, needs to move into the 21st century

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lake Forest, IL

ProsHeadquarters facility is beautiful, lots of amenities. Strong customer base and brand.
Lots of opportunity for strong talent to make a difference.
Great work-life balance.

ConsFear of decision-making at lower mgt levels - a lot of upward delegation of decision-making.
Very silo'ed - not much collaboration between (and sometimes within) teams and departments.
Inexperienced front line managers.
Stratification of employees: exempt vs. non-exempt, manager vs. individual contributor. High stripe consciousness.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake advantage of your diverse workforce's ideas and suggestions, which are likely different from your own.
Let go - don't be so controlling.
Hire baby boomers on a part-time basis all across your organization (both exempt and non-exempt) - you need broader, experienced thinking and risk-taking in order to achieve!

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

    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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    Account Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Good benefits, strong training, and consistent approach to selling. Cons: Too focused on metrics and not on strategic consultative approach. Advice to Senior Management: Allow more flexibility in weekly schedule to deliver on committment… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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