W.W. Grainger
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www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY CAREER

Account Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ConsUnethical 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 Senior ManagementTry to hire Managers that have more experience than selling printers at Pitney-Bowes

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not fall for the picture HR paints

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Training is it. They will position their profit share and upward mobility, but it is decades for that to happen. You will be sold on… Cons: Almost impossible to earn bonus or be promoted. Your goal changes every 6 months. There is a fear monger culture. Micromanaged. They will actually follow… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your employees. Stop scaring them into submission and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great Company, a little slow moving for someone young in their career.

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Lake Forest, IL

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


    Pros: Good retirement benefits, good work life balance. People are… Cons: Slow moving, older population, compensation not always even across departments. Advice to Senior Management: You risk losing a lot of young talent by leaving… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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