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"Little room for advancement"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great profit sharing plan once vested. Benefits are decent but not great, however they start right from day 1.

Cons

There's little to no room for upward movement from entry level positions.

Advice to Management

Build from within. Don't alienate your loyal employees that you've already invested in.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to use as a stepping stone in your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Company Car.
    Treats there employees well!!
    Great training.

    Cons

    Goals get higher every year wich makes it more unrealistic for reps to make there goals.
    Low base commision.
    Management needs to realize that everybodies territory is not the same.
    No bonus in pay.
    Commision is horrible!
    Northeast Region for company is going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize that everybodies territory is not the same.


  2. "Outstanding company to grow with. Work smart, hard and enjoy yourself with Grainger!"

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

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good starting hourly pay
    -hard to beat benefits (most are from day 1, too)
    -room to grow
    -rare values for a company this size
    -high retention rate (most people I've met have been with Grainger over 10 years, many over 20).
    -stable/responsible financially
    -great co-workers (some of the happiest people I've worked with)
    -weekends off
    -great PTO policy
    -easy to join in with top notch training
    -this employer's actions demonstrate its cares about employees and customers

    Cons

    -I work at a top performing branch that has great leadership. Only thing I can think of is not the company's fault. But I can't go by my bank unless I request time off.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep modeling after top performing branches! It works.

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