W.W. Grainger

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Working as a TSR for W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Oakland, CA

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (less than an year)

Pros

One of the best training programs in sales, great experience, wonderful benefits (apart from salary), and excellent corporate culture.

Cons

Salary is pretty low, no real short-term compensatory benefits, and salary is non-negotiable. Company gears its payout to its employees towards the future and only benefits employees who spend their careers there. Not much room for advancement, moving up is almost too hard and happens very slowly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give your employees raises and turnover rates will decrease. Also, make income adjustments for those living in high cost areas (there is no adjustment and salary is not negotiable).

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic people make a fantastic company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Terrific leadership. Wonderful benefits. Limitless resources. Team culture.

    Cons

    Seem to be lacking a strategy to compete with local/regional suppliers who are offering the same products/services at a considerably lower price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can we be more effective in capturing share of wallet at the small/mid-sized businesses where price is the overwhelming concern and the value-ads are rarely/never considered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grainger is a great company to start your sales career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really solid company, with great benefits and company culture. Grainger does an excellent job of supporting their employees. Everyone is nice and friendly and easy going. There is tons of training and a high focus on career-pathing and development.

    Cons

    Base salary is really low and there are no salary increase. the longer you are in role the harder it is to make goes as they go up every year. If you do well, you will be punished the next year by having a higher sales goal, which makes it very difficult to grow your income year over year.

    The job also requires a TON of work outside of work hours if you plan on coming close to meeting goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the sales team TSR a competitive base salary, that way when sales goal increase year over year, they can afford to stay with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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