W.W. Grainger

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Great Development Opportunity

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Grainger is a great place to work. Great benefits. They utilize IT as a strategic weapon to imbed themselves with their customers. They will invest in you if you show the appetite and willingness to learn.

Cons

Some leadership ego's are a little overboard, where they struggle if they are not the smartest person in the room. There is a passive aggressive conservative undertone that makes driving change difficult in the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize what your customers truly value and invest soundly there. Don't spread the wealth and make 100 projects important, for you will not complete anything.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great stock options.
    good retirement

    Cons

    If you like to suck up and work harder than people who get paid more and don't mind being a corporate puppet, then this is the place for you.
    Nepotism is very obvioius. Call center in lincolshire, not conducive to healthy work environment. Management unresponsive to complaints. Childish and abusive enviroment.
    HR is all powerfull entity with no checks and balances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its not enough to say eployee safety and well being is important. Please train management to be very responsive to complaints. Long time management seem to be to comfortable n there positions. also management to busy to care about lower level employees.
    implement checks and balances for your HR people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in another business era. Lost moral compass,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits but not outstanding.

    Cons

    Poor employee moral due to poor mid and upper level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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