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Good company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Nice benefits, lots of ways to branch out into other types of jobs, and it's a pretty stable typeof business

Cons

Change is pretty regular and common which can be good or bad. It depends on how it affects you and the type of manager you have.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great Training for your next job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Collingswood, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Collingswood, NJ

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

    Pros

    The training is fantastic. I've watched 15-20 people get jobs outside the company because Grainger's training is thought of hightly. You get a car and bene's from day one. Free gas and insurance. After a few days you can quickly figure out how to beat the system.

    Cons

    They pay is horrible. The company refuses to promote from with in. I worked with a guy who was with the company for nearly 10 years. They told him that he was "unqualified" to be an account manager (next level up). Unless your a chick it's next to impossible to get promoted. The MTS's hound you to death with constant e-mails and nonsense. The MTS's are glad-handed yesmen who really don't know how to sell and badger your customers when you have ride-a-longs (which are ALL the time). There are idiotic meetings that are held 50 miles from everyone..and they're every 2 weeks. The goals are impossible to hit unless your territory is in the middle of rural PA or some where like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the people that deserve it and promote from your own team. You're losing way TOO many qualified employees to the competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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