W.W. Grainger

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3 people found this helpful  

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.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Equal opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSA in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - CSA in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at W.W. Grainger part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay. Even with a GED you can work here. Great place if you are looking for a part time job.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for growth. What they say at hire is a total lie. Company will never have your back, high chance of getting fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to find better managers. There is not really a fare OPPORTUNITIES for GROWTH. Some of us have been here for over 10 years and is still a part timer. A lot of back stabbing and micromanagement. Mangers need people skill. Only reason I come into work now is because of my pst, if for not that I would have quit already.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to be amazing with the right people.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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