W.W. Grainger

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Best Company for industrial supply industry

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Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX

I worked at W.W. Grainger

Pros

Decent pay - off weekends. Mgmt pretty flexible with schedule when needed.

Cons

Mgmt can sometimes be found to be inconsistent with promoting. I considered an high turn-over rate among branch management for many of the high performing branch in our market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As new postions become available, Upper Mgmt should consider current employees who are qualified before bring in new hires or employees from another location.

Recommends
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    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Great company, great people, lots of opportunity to move around.

    Cons

    Not a marketing focused company, so if traditional marketing is your venue, this may not be the place for you. Lots of re-orgs and directional changes depending on who's in charge at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to innovation and creativity

    Recommends
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    Not the greatest, but there are bright spots.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger

    Pros

    Some managers are a pleasure to work with and know their stuff and are extremely helpful.
    Pretty good at providing supplies and work space.
    Open to work at home and alternative work schedules within reason.

    Cons

    Many line and senior managers are extremely incompetent at managing employees.
    Too much favoritism based on years of service. If you've been here a long time you are a diety, if you haven't no one cares about you.
    Promotion is almost non-existent unless you've been here for a long time.
    Company runs under the guise of being employee friendly but really is out to screw the employee in the end for their own benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting cronies and people who haven't had management training and only got their positions by virtue of being here since the stone age.
    Stop being so conservative. The reason you lose all of your good employees is because you don't take risks.
    Get rid of a certain program that gives a select few people access to jobs, senior management, and parts of the business that people outside of the program do not have the benefit of sharing in.

    Doesn't Recommend
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