Grainger - Sourcing Specialist | Glassdoor
  1. "Sourcing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Northbrook, IL
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    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, benefits, vacation time built up, profit sharing and now a 401k plan. Good at work-life balance, as long as your manager also has a family (if they don't, they will be hard to understand your family needs).

    Cons

    Training is not that great to learn the job. Trying to move to another department is tough. It is all about who you know, not what you know or how well you do in your interview. There are some very good managers and some managers that do not know how to manager people at all. Also, there are a lot of jobs that have moved to other countries, thus a lot of layoffs having been happening over the last few years and probably will continue. ----- The benefits are slowly shrinking over the course of time I was there. In my opinion, if Grainger were smart, they would go to only a 401k plan instead of having both a profit sharing plan and a 401k plan. That way if someone leaves, they won't have to pay out the company portion because the company match in the 401K plan gets deposited on each paycheck every two weeks. If the person no longer works there, the company match stops. The profit sharing plan company money goes in on one lump sum deposit. It doesn't matter if the person leaves or not (if they have already met the requirements of the profit sharing plan first - the money still gets deposited even if the person has already left the company).

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    Grainger2017-08-30
  1. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    always something to do and the strong culture keeps it fun

    Cons

    physical labor can be tiring

    Grainger2019-06-13
  2. "Great Compensation and Work Life Balance, but Slow to Promote"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
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    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Top of the market benefits and compensation and plenty of ability to move around within finance.

    Cons

    It is a very tenured department, so it is very hard to move vertically within finance or Accounting. There are people who have been in the same manager / director roles for 5+ years.

    Grainger2020-02-20

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