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Account Manager

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Former Employee - Account Manager
Former Employee - Account Manager

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time for more than a year

Pros

Pay/benefits were good/better than industry standards
Co-workers were great people to work with
Training - Dimensions of Professional Selling sales course was an awesome course and very useful in the field

Cons

You'd better be 'up' on your political connections within the company -or- be a lucky/superstar salesperson. If not, with a change in District Sales Mgr will come a housecleaning. The 'good ol boys' network is unbelievably alive and well at Grainger. I learned too late that its more important to cultivate internal political connections than to actually do my job.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits, changing culture...

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hyper competitive pay and benefits, endless opportunities for career development. Cross-department/cross-organization transfers occur regularly.

    Cons

    Political. You're in or you are out. People are promoted frequently, which should be a good thing, but some are promoted to the point of incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the turnover numbers. What culture do you really want?

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extreme Politics

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    Current Employee - Process Manager  in  Patterson, CA
    Current Employee - Process Manager in Patterson, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work life balance and excellent retirement

    Cons

    Ugly politics which makes for an environment that feels like your interviewing everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More standardization across facilities and team. In my opinion this would reduce silo's and could also help reduce politics that is hurting creativity.

    Doesn't Recommend
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