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Conservative, but a great place to call home while working for the industry leader.

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Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at W.W. Grainger

Pros

Grainger is the industry leader with a solid balance sheet. They pay a fair wage, and reward both individual & team performance. This is a place that you can stay for a few years to get experience, or stick around and retire in 35 years. You control your own destiny.

Cons

Job can require long hours equating to a high stress enviromnment. Pay is only average, but top performers can do well. Branch, Sales and corporate sometimes have conflicting goals/objectives which makes partnerships sometimes a challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leverage cash on hand to weather the economic storm, leave the team in place to capitalize on the current situation to emerge from the downturn stronger, and better positioned to grow the business with our customer base. Set realistic and attainable sales goals so that your sales force will not look elsewhere and risk losing your best talent that you will need in the future.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1.  

    Good Benefits, Good Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Benefits, Respect, Mid-range pay, Flex schedule if available

    Cons

    Hard work, Micro-managed, Limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When advancement opportunities are present, Management should be looking at employees who are currently at location and who are qualified, before hiring from outside or bringing in someone from another location. This would keep morale up, and current employees would know that they have something to work towards.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company and great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Get to work with friendly people, low stress, reasonable hours, and a beautiful location. Cafeteria is very, nice. Good profit sharing.

    Cons

    Not many cons really. It is a nice place to work and has many different areas to explore your interests and skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating your employees well and they will work hard for you. Sometimes poor performers are not shown the door.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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