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Oh The times they are a changing

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

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

Pros

Profit sharing, good pay Vs. the competition.

Cons

They are finding ways to weed out the more tenured employees so that they can hire fresh out of college lesser paid employees and show more profitability to their share holders. More focus on bringing in products from overseas rather than supporting products made in the U.S. made by our own customers. Major cut backs in the branch staff resulting in longer lines for customers at the counters. Hiring new people at lower wages that do not have industry knowledge. Extremely unreasonable sales goals 25%-35% over PY) for Sales team members during a major recession.

Advice to Management

Too many operations and analytical people and not enough hands-on customer service people. It used to not be this way. Grainger needs to get back to hiring people experienced in the MRO and industrial supplies industry.

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  1. Great company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, and benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to advance in this company


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    Horrible!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC

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

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

    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.


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