W.W. Grainger - Decent place to start out, no long term future. | Glassdoor
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"Decent place to start out, no long term future."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Teterboro, NJ
Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Teterboro, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Competitive base pay within the industry. Profit sharing plan.

Cons

Little room for advancement unless willing to move to corporate in Lake Forrest IL.
Pay advancement is minimal.
Advancement is based on who you know rather than performance.

Advice to Management

Listen to the branch employees more instead of only focusing on reports and numbers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for young inexperienced talent who need be micro-manged."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vast majority of associates are "salt of the earth" - there are a hand full that make the rest look bad!

    Cons

    micro-mangers, Don't worry about what the compettion is doing - focus on your own brand strategy.

    Advice to Management

    see above.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Success is built on your own personal capital, not on the ability and professionalism of immediate management."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, if you can endure the ineptitude to actually take advantage of it.

    Cons

    Wow... what a question; the Cons. Don't know where to begin except management. In the Grainger environ it's best to demure as initiative and intelligence are deemed as threats. Especially if you're working outside the box and generating results. Marketplaces can sometimes demand such, and this is anathema for Grainger. God forbid that you develop a solution that is not pre-scripted. Beware those creative souls of light and personality... to the dungeons with thee. Find someplace else to work where the corporate culture exists that rewards creativity. Average management IQ ratings are about 95. Beware the use of big words and compound sentences.

    Advice to Management

    Top management gets it. They obviously have it wired... Grainger stock pushing the roof off the house. Keep up with the acquisitions and product expansion. I own stock. I can't give advise to middle management though... They lack the skill sets and desire to understand simple communication. Limited world views abound. Maybe "wake up" would be good.

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