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Still far behind...

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at W.W. Grainger

Pros

Great HQ with nice Cafe in Lake Forest
Work from home on Fridays

Cons

Treats Contractors like some 2nd class citizens. It's slightly common in corporate world but it goes an extra mile here...

No room for new ideas

Squeezing 40-50 people in one room in the name of AGILE

Far behind in IT methodologies and lack of knowledge in what is currently new in the market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get better with treating employees/contractors and they would in turn do better things for company instead of looking for opportunities for jumping out of company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Strong benefits. Great people to work with. You receive some of the best sales training available from both internal and external resources that are specific to the MRO world, but also concepts that help you build your future for other potential opportunities outside of sales. Great opportunities for advancement for top producing candidates if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    No movement to improve rural markets. Stuck with more accounts to make goal based on employee return on investment. Cause for burnout with trying to meet required sales plans and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust goals and sales plans to be SMART, truly SMART for rural employees. Not addressing these issues will not only cause the loss of top talent, but also the loss of revenue and growth for large customers in rural areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for 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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