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W.W. Grainger Interview Questions

Updated Sep 27, 2018
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    Corporate Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone Interview, Face to Face with 2 people & then another of the same on the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • What did your most recent manager give you in a performance review as negative performance? What was it? What did you do?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (2)  

    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Philadelphia, PA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Funny---Male in HR called me and did phone interview--then set me up with a face to face--drove 93 miles to be there on time and whoa and behold--I----did not have a face to face--figure he messed up based on my age--not my tremendous experience

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    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Reading, PA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Long and tedious from personality tests to 2 phone interviews and 2 in person interviews

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Outside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Columbus, OH) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed by area sales manager -- some role-play involved as he sought to detrmine how I would interact with customers. All in all quite comfortable. Would be a great person to report to, and a decent company to represent.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I would address a specific need for a customer looking for a replacement motor for an industrial application I'm not familiar with.   1 Answer

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    Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Janesville, WI) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I worked internally and had photography on my skills form filed with the company due to my previous experience. I was offered an interview with two people and 4 weeks later with one more person. I was offered the job after 2 moths.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.


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    Associate Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Lake Forest, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Very professional, but the process takes a long time. My interviews took place in March, offer made in May, start d in June. Panel asks a lot of pre-set questions about skills, working in project groups, but interviewers concerned with situational types of scenarios. What would you do if...? How would you handle "x"?

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiation. THey run through benefits package and salary offer. I countered and they cam back with a tiny bit more and said they had to work within their budget.


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Collection Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Janesville, WI) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Very behavior based questions in which you are scored on. The questions ask for situations and examples or how you would deal with a situation. They look for specific answers. The person with the highest scores are offered the job.

    Interview Questions

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    Web Content Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger.

    Interview

    the position itself was different from the description. It is a operational/execution role based job.

    Interview Questions

    • what is the first thing you would do in a project that you know nothing about   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation


  9. Helpful (2)  

    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Inglewood, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Inglewood, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an outside recruiter who asked me a few questions about my past employment experience. Then I was contacted again by the same recruiter after about a week later to set up an interview with the branch manager. I met with the branch manager for an interview and she asked basic questions regarding general warehouse work (I applied for a warehouse associate position). Her questions included how accurate I consider myself to be when receiving and picking items.

    Interview Questions

    • "if it's the end of your shift and you still have a lot of work to do, what would you do?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase. After the interview I got a phone call with the job offer and a starting hourly wage


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Warehouse Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at W.W. Grainger (Houston, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview before I got called in for an in person interview. I interviewed with both the Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager. The interview seemed to follow the S.T.A.R. format. I've had a few interviews for other internal positions that all followed the same format.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one situation where I came up with a inovative solution to solve a problem.   1 Answer

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