W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 466 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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Loves to play favorites

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

ProsDecent profit sharing and stock options and salary

ConsIf you don't go out drinking with management be prepared to to never get a promotion.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a little more control over the branch managers so as promotions are based more on actual work done vs. who gets friendly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company heading in the wrong direction!

    Manager of Territory Sales (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Good product breadth and depth, good service to customers, great… Cons: Poor communication with change causing uncertainty in the sales force. Managers not able to performance manage without… Advice to Senior Management: Trust your sales managers and let them lead. Stand by them when they performance manage and make decisions. By… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Inbound Receiver (Former Employee)
    Niles, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The pay and the benifits were great. There was lots of parking and the locker area was well kept. There was a rec room and health… Cons: It started off great in the beginning, but when the merges with the other warehouse begun it went south. When I was first employed there… Advice to Senior Management: You need to be on top of the people that are your supervisors, managers and lead personel, because they are the one's who dictate the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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