W.W. Grainger

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good

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Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Mumbai (India)
Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Mumbai (India)

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

Pros

the best part to work with grainger is we get week ends off.

Cons

no cons for this company

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Was Great But Has Been Sliding Year Over Year

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great customers, great offering, front runner in IT infrastructure, consistent profit sharing %age

    Cons

    Not a place for the money motivated seller. If you are satisfied with the same or less money each year...this is the place for you. Sellers are not compensated for year over year consistent performance. I have been over goal for 6 years in a row and between commision and expense account reductions I have gone from consistent 6 figures to not even considering 6 figures as a possibility. Grainger has its cake and eats it to by increasing sales "credit" goals twice per year so that it compounds and goals raise at an exponential rate. You are not rewarded for high Gross Profit sales year over year, rather you have to generat double digit revenue growth with 40% margins in order to make the exact same pay as the year before. This is an operations company that puts up with the nessesity of having a sales force. Grainger has taken full advantage of the static labor market and has used that to whittle away at what reductions in pay the sellers will put up with. Grainger also manages to the meteocre... If you are smart...stay away. Go somewhere that rewards intelligence. This is a company for sheep. Wolves starve here. Don't walk...Run! Run! Run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the high performers and don't penalized them year over year by turning stellar growth into next years water mark. If you want people to shoot for the stars...don't starve them when they are still over the moon. The mass exodus of talent will continue as it has unless you relearn how to retain high performers by paying enough to take the issue of money off the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.W. Grainger as an intern

    Pros

    - Grainger clearly cares about its employees, and shows this through profit-sharing and generally trying to empower people to succeed.
    - Grainger has a lot of potential for growth

    Cons

    - A lot of potential for gridlock, as it is a huge organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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