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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. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY CAREER

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Profit Sharing but it takes 5-6 years to be fully vested

    Cons

    Unethical business practices - breaking contracts and changing quotas every month. Not paying Account Manager the commissions that were due to them. All 10 ten Account Managers I started with in 2011 have left the company to pursue other opportunities. The commission structure is awful - the worst in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire Managers that have more experience than selling printers at Pitney-Bowes

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