W.W. Grainger

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Great Company!

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

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Salary, benefits are generous. Leadership is admirable. I've worked at a few large companies

Cons

The only thing I can think of is that there seems to be a constant assessment of job positions and value. This can be looked at as a good thing too.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing!!!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Overall, a great company that treats employees well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits:
    - Company car and iPhone for outside sales reps, gas included
    - Good compensation, uncapped commission
    - Profit sharing
    - medical/dental coverage
    - 2-3 weeks vacation/yr
    - Training is outstanding - Company spends millions/yr on high performance selling
    Advancement opportunity:
    - Promote from within
    - Ability to change career paths within; moving from one department to another
    Management:
    - Listens to employees and makes adjustments accordingly
    - Good talent, young but qualified
    Good workplace environment

    Cons

    Company treats you well so the expectation is that you work for it, not really a con but found myself working long hours
    -Sales: company cars were monitored via telematics - manager has ability to see start/stop times, how long you are with a customer, GPS coordinates - again not really a con as long as you are doing what you are suppose to
    - Sales - be ready to deal with pricing objections - not the cheapest guys in town and not afraid to admit it - selling overall value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate pricing structure!
    Competition is catching up to the services offered while keeping their prices reasonable. This is the biggest complaint by customers and internally as sellers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good profit sharing; stable company.

    Cons

    Could expand/ innovate / aquire a little quicker to fuel growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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