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"It a great place to work and learn about industrial supplies."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Make good Money with the commission structure.

Cons

Company only listens to mgmt when making changes.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Culture Clash in Lake Forest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated passionate employees; above average benefits plan; great financial rewards if you can manage to stay in for the long haul (i.e. 5 years or more).

    Cons

    Extremely narrow minded workforce that hire for outside perspective then dismiss it because it doesn't fit in with the way they do things. Majority of managers and leaders are not equipped to perform effectively in their role and lack basic managerial and leadership skills. Every project and initiative is planned to take 5+ years as the company culture and pace of working is extremely slow. First year employee turn over is extremely high compared to industry norms due to culture fit, disappointment with managers ability and lack of career opportunity and potential growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company with cutting edge approach to Distribution and Value Added Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader in the MRO market, Best there is in supply chain management to insure customer has what they need when they need it. Noone better in driving costs out of customers operating budgets through competitive products and no cost value added services, Understanding the customers business goals and objectives and developing a true business partnership is the cornerstone of what Grainger is all about

    Cons

    Being relevant to your customer base often results in additional initiatives and increased hours on the job, Maintaining a life balance can be challenging. Not necessarily a con--more of a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Great progressive and forward thinking from HQ. A very bright and insightful team.

    Great ideas can get misdirected or diluted when filtered through less experienced regional and district level positions.

    Increased local presence by ULM and skip level discussions would help in insuring that the spirit and intent of the companies intiatives remain the same from originator to customer

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