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Helpful (3)

Good job, but its one bad year and you could be gone.

Former Employee - Account Manager in Trenton, NJ
Former Employee - Account Manager in Trenton, NJ

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

Pros

Team is friendly. Customers like working with you.

Cons

Fake Goals, they cant tell you how they are made up. You can work hard for 6 months and do great, then they just increase your goal so you break even on the year. Management then acts like they dont know the deal and blame you. Very common.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (1)

    Horrible!

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

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing, Jim Ryan is awesome, more opportunities at the Corporate Level than any other business units.

    Cons

    Analyst as managers. Lack managerial experience. Good "old boys" club. pay sucks. They pay their team member below the market requirements!

    Advice to Management

    Trust your line level leadership. They are in the process just as much as the team members.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Potential to be amazing with the right people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many internal and external resources available to support sales acitivities. Excellent benefits including a profit sharing trust (PST) plan. Account managers also enjoy flexible schedules to help provide work life balance. Senior leadership is excellent and have great vision for how things should be. If you enjoy travel, this is a good position as there are always opportunities to travel to vendor training and the annual tradeshow in Florida.

    Cons

    The very same resources mentioned above can also be toxic and double your workload. Goals can be unreasonable and the company doesn't follow it's own policy for out of business accounts. Making attaining sales goal that much harder. Like squeezing water out of a rock. The flexible schedule can work against you by requiring you to work day and night. You have to leave the country to have an actual vacation.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be consistancy throughout the organization. One market should run the same as others. If a market is struggling with personnel issues, then the management that comes in should support change management and be flexible.


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