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W.W,. Grainger is a great company to work for while you are there...

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good compensation, good benefits, and well known and recognized company.

Cons

During my time there, there was an extremely high attrition rate of the District Sales Managers, along with the territory sales reps. This doesn't allow for development of synergies between representatives and management nor representatives and clients for medium to long term.

Advice to Management

Yes, it it understood that people with continue to buy from Grainger as it has a strong brand recognition, however, imagine the % of growth potential to be realized in a med to long term relationship with one representative with an account. Multiply that per account and the numbers are quite astonishing. Most of the objections or non positive perception from the client initally were ,"What, another Grainger representative? Wow, seems like you guys have a new rep every few months." That said, Grainger is still a leader and has increased its stock price share from $80's to over $100 per, so, as stated in the beginning, does (attrition) it really matter as long as profits are growing and shareholders are happy:? Probably not.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Great place to work, awesome culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, Matrix Organization, Great profit sharing program. Everybody is always willing to help even if it doesnt directly affect them.

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Great Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to move around in the company. Never bored always changing.

    Cons

    You have to wait until March to get pay raises.


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