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W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2018
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Quick process over all a really positive experience, never felt immensely pressured and the managers were all great. Turnover is a bit of a concern but all large organizations fit this.

    Interview Questions

    • what were your previous roles like?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Inside Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (San Antonio, TX) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Sat down with two Inside sales managers, and they asked me about my resume and job history and an overall view of my experience. Then we went over 5 scenarios from the S.T.A.R. format and a few other basic questions. Then they let me ask them questions about the position. Overall, a great interview that wasn't nerve wrecking and the managers made it very comfortable to speak.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a situation in where you noticed a sale was declining and you turned things around to make the sale?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    HR, Panel, then RSVP. In person and over the phone then offer is made by DSM. Talk about sales achievements and difficult situations and how you reached and approached quotas; activities weekly monthly and pipelines

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Inside Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Chicago, IL) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Quick phone sceeen then phone interview and in person interview. So far it’s been great. I was very impressed with the recruiting staff and their honesty. Interview questions were well thought out

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult sale where you won it over without price   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (4)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Lake Forest, IL).

    Interview

    A Grainger HR rep reached out to me in November. She seemed nice at first but was extremely inpatient and sounded irritated when I had any questions of my own. Questions were all basic behavioral and was then given a link to complete a simulation type task. Fast forward to March I had a follow up phone interview (she called me out of the blue) and started asking me questions about their products and questions related to selling their product without previously scheduling a phone call.

    This was completely unprofessional and she was extremely uninterested in again answering any of my general questions.

    If this was any indication of how working for Grainger would be like I'm glad to have told them that I was no longer interested in the position.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell to a prospective or past client if our products are more expensive than some of the other alternatives out there. (she told me that they do not lower our prices)   1 Answer

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    Started with on campus recruiting and then a short on campus interview. Next step has an interview onsite at the company headquarters. Heard back from them with an offer within 3-4 weeks after that

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Supplier Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Lake Forest, IL) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Panel interview for 45 Minutes that included three senior leaders asking various questions in an attempt to understand my theories on how to perform this job. This was the only interview given.

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    Fast responses from a recruiter and clearly laid out structure throughout the process. Started with phone screen online assessment, hour-long phone interview with recruiter, then a 2 on 1 with hiring managers and lastly received offer at the end of interview with senior hiring manager

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  9. Helpful (5)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional company. You think being so large they would have a standard recruiting team that is some what responsive. Was told multiple times that I would be followed up with and I was never responded to. I had waited 2 months for a response, and only found out that I was still in the "Interview stage" by looking on my application status on their website that was updated weeks after my initial invite interview.

    I'd stay clear of this company, huge waste of time.

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    The interview process started out with a phone interview with the recruiter. She was very well versed in the position & the location. Within a week I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. She was extremely knowledgeable & asked good questions.
    I was called for an onsite interview and was also given a very detailed tour.

    Interview Questions


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