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Overall, a great company that treats employees well

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  • 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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Great Company!

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!!

  2. Territory Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, Freedom, Team atmosphere, company vehicle, good stepping stone position to gain experience

    Cons

    disconnect between upper level management and lower level management, only promote the very best

    Advice to Management

    Some customer promotions/programs seem like an initiative to boost sales with a sense of urgency or desperation towards the end of a fiscal quarter

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