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"Good long-term company, but not for advancement..."

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are great people who work at Grainger, good benefits, and good options for stocks.

Cons

It's difficult to advance with Grainger from middle management...if you're looking to rise to the top or if you see a position that you want to transfer to, the politics of doing so take over the process. This employer looks less for fitting skills and talent to position than to fitting positions to who the leadership wants to promote based on friendship.

Advice to Management

Talent development...you have the program, but you need ALL of your DBSMs on board with it, just as you have them on board with CI and LEAN

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. "Used to be a great place to work. Growth has overshadowed their former emphasis on employee satisfaction."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Janesville, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Janesville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, unique profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    "Virtualization" means that there is little accountability from management. Nobody in management seems to accept responsibility for anything, its always someone else's job or "out of scope"

    Advice to Management

    Get your managers back to managing people, not so busy with their side projects that review time becomes more of an exercise in who can sling the most BS effectively because the CSM has no idea what is going on with the team.


  2. "A Role of the Dice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong financials, leader in the industry and well respected organization with good benefits and profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    Disconnection between corporate and sales organizations leads to poor decisions made regarding account potential, coverage, etc. Luck of the draw regarding territory leads to even the best sales people having difficulty in consistent success.

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap between sales and corporate


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