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Lake Forest, IL
10000+ employees
1927
Company - Public (GWW)
Wholesale
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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Working at W.W. Grainger

W.W. Grainger distributes more than 1 million industrial products, from supplies to equipment and tools. The short list has electrical devices, fasteners, fleet maintenance equipment, hand tools, hardware, janitorial, lighting, office supplies, power and plumbing tools, safety ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Shoemobile Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Shoemobile Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
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    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good starting salary and commission on all products sold. Great benefits, but a big increase this year in the cost. Brand new tractor and trailer. Great manager who will bend over backwards for my team.

    Cons

    Some weekends and we work all hours due to the needs of our customers. Many times working solo with a 100 customers coming thru my doors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing our division

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W.W. Grainger Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
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    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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W.W. Grainger Awards & Accolades

  • B2B E-Commerce Player of the Year, Internet Retailer Excellence Awards, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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