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Great company to work for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay, work life balance, and benefits

Cons

Very hard to advance in this company

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (4)

    Oh The times they are a changing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, good pay Vs. the competition.

    Cons

    They are finding ways to weed out the more tenured employees so that they can hire fresh out of college lesser paid employees and show more profitability to their share holders. More focus on bringing in products from overseas rather than supporting products made in the U.S. made by our own customers. Major cut backs in the branch staff resulting in longer lines for customers at the counters. Hiring new people at lower wages that do not have industry knowledge. Extremely unreasonable sales goals 25%-35% over PY) for Sales team members during a major recession.

    Advice to Management

    Too many operations and analytical people and not enough hands-on customer service people. It used to not be this way. Grainger needs to get back to hiring people experienced in the MRO and industrial supplies industry.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Still far behind...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great HQ with nice Cafe in Lake Forest Work from home on Fridays

    Cons

    Treats Contractors like some 2nd class citizens. It's slightly common in corporate world but it goes an extra mile here... No room for new ideas Squeezing 40-50 people in one room in the name of AGILE Far behind in IT methodologies and lack of knowledge in what is currently new in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Get better with treating employees/contractors and they would in turn do better things for company instead of looking for opportunities for jumping out of company.


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