W.W. Grainger
3.3 of 5 417 reviews
www.grainger.com Lake Forest, IL 5000+ Employees

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A blessing..... Understanding the value and investing your greatest work.

Commercial Account Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsYou will be challenged...You will be tested.....If you are someone like me who thrives in this environment, you will be rewarded. If you are able to see the bigger picture, to understand that no other fortune 500 company is # 1 in their industry while only capturing less than 7% of a 100+ billion dollar market, if you come to work with positivity and pure dedication to building a brighter future...You can make your life goals come true. Great leaders, great people, great culture.

ConsYes, large companies have political issues...there will always be people in leadership who are not great leaders. There will always be peers who advance without proving themselves because they are better at dancing the dance ...Wake up! This is life.... if you sit there and complain, are too proud to make changes, or too full of pride you are selling yoursefl short.....That is your fault and no one elses. This is your life....you can make a amazing future for yourself here if you can adapt to change and push yourself each day and love a challenge

Advice to Senior ManagementInternal advancement/hiring needs more focus. Especially the TSR to AM.....Provide more visibility for employees to visualize their future...planning a destination is so important. Keep in mind that high-performance over a period of 2-3 years should be the standard before consideration for advancement... There should be no restrictions on active pursuit of advancement at that point....only support.

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

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Assaulted by a Customer - Dumped by the Company after 8 Years

Account Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at W.W. Grainger for more than 8 years


Pros: Work autonomy. OK pay and benefits Cons: Micro management. Demands and pressure to work long hours, even when above sales goals. No room for family. Unobtainable expectations. No support for… Advice to Senior Management: /If you desire to attract and keep talented sales professionals, do not… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Company is aggressively replacing sales staff, constant turnover

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at W.W. Grainger


Pros: The pros to working at Grainger is that they are… Cons: Micro-managed and the sales staff is constantly turned over. The District… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your sales staff better More

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