W.W. Grainger

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Competetive benefits, hourly pay, lots of micromanagement

Sales Associate (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

ProsGreat pay for hourly workers
Great benefits
Some great managers
40 hour workweeks

ConsMicromanagement at the middle-management level
Always adhering to the LEAN principle, always trying to do more with less
Silly "motivational" meetings every morning
Very hard to make upward or lateral moves in the company
Not-so-up-to-date proprietary sales technology

Advice to Senior ManagementDrop the micromanagement and the LEAN stuff, the company & the system flat-out work and has worked for one hundred-something years. other than that. great company to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding but could be better

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great job security, good benefits, competitive wages, tuition reimbursement. Grainger has a healthy approach about helping you further your education and have very generous profit… Cons: difficult to advance career, it can be very political if you don't know… Advice to Senior Management: promote from within more Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    The worst culture a company can have!

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

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


    Pros: Profit Sharing and great team members Cons: Militant Micro-Management styles. Grainger also changed your goals every 6 months. If happen to meet or exceed your goals during one six month cycle,… Advice to Senior Management: Learn how to keep good talent. There is a… More
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