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W.W. Grainger Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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4.0 3 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

W.W. Grainger Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Ryan

Jim Ryan

(3 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cohesive Strategy integrated throughout the company, Great Benefits (Profit Sharing (in 115 reviews)

  • Company strives for work/life balance and provides opportunities for growth (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • The company projects a strong work/life balance, but in reality this is hardly the case (in 13 reviews)

  • Middle and upper management was very disappointing (in 16 reviews)

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    The pay is above average for the industry

    On Site Service Consultant (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe job security was great, we did not lay anyone off during the '07-'09 economy crisis. Profit sharing is amazing too.

    ConsThere is not a lot of places to move up unless you want to move to Chicago and work in the corporate offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company that understands the importance of a healthy employee workforce

    Government Account Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat company with solid leadership. Very competitive compensation. Fair. Open door policy across most ranks. Very casual and informal.

    ConsSlow in adapting to a fast changing competitive landscape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to evaluate contributors outside of sales results and look at the overall impact they create on the business such as employee retention, profitability, productivity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Manager

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood benefits, strong training, and consistent approach to selling.

    ConsToo focused on metrics and not on strategic consultative approach.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more flexibility in weekly schedule to deliver on committment to be more consultative

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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