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"Oh The times they are a changing"

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Profit sharing, good pay Vs. the competition.

Cons

They are finding ways to weed out the more tenured employees so that they can hire fresh out of college lesser paid employees and show more profitability to their share holders. More focus on bringing in products from overseas rather than supporting products made in the U.S. made by our own customers. Major cut backs in the branch staff resulting in longer lines for customers at the counters. Hiring new people at lower wages that do not have industry knowledge. Extremely unreasonable sales goals 25%-35% over PY) for Sales team members during a major recession.

Advice to Management

Too many operations and analytical people and not enough hands-on customer service people. It used to not be this way. Grainger needs to get back to hiring people experienced in the MRO and industrial supplies industry.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Equal opportunity"

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    Former Employee - CSA in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - CSA in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay. Even with a GED you can work here. Great place if you are looking for a part time job.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for growth. What they say at hire is a total lie. Company will never have your back, high chance of getting fire.

    Advice to Management

    You need to find better managers. There is not really a fare OPPORTUNITIES for GROWTH. Some of us have been here for over 10 years and is still a part timer. A lot of back stabbing and micromanagement. Mangers need people skill. Only reason I come into work now is because of my pst, if for not that I would have quit already.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, and benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to advance in this company

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