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Horrible!

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  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

Trust your line level leadership. They are in the process just as much as the team members.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Potential to be amazing with the right people.

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    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company, a little slow moving for someone young in their career.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Lake Forest, IL

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

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits, good work life balance. People are generally reasonable about workloads.

    Cons

    Slow moving, older population, compensation not always even across departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You risk losing a lot of young talent by leaving the main offices in Lake Forest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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