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"Potential to be amazing with the right people."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many internal and external resources available to support sales acitivities. Excellent benefits including a profit sharing trust (PST) plan. Account managers also enjoy flexible schedules to help provide work life balance. Senior leadership is excellent and have great vision for how things should be. If you enjoy travel, this is a good position as there are always opportunities to travel to vendor training and the annual tradeshow in Florida.

Cons

The very same resources mentioned above can also be toxic and double your workload. Goals can be unreasonable and the company doesn't follow it's own policy for out of business accounts. Making attaining sales goal that much harder. Like squeezing water out of a rock. The flexible schedule can work against you by requiring you to work day and night. You have to leave the country to have an actual vacation.

Advice to Management

There needs to be consistancy throughout the organization. One market should run the same as others. If a market is struggling with personnel issues, then the management that comes in should support change management and be flexible.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good job, but its one bad year and you could be gone."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Trenton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Team is friendly. Customers like working with you.

    Cons

    Fake Goals, they cant tell you how they are
     made up. You can work hard for 6 months and do great, then they just increase your goal so you break even on the year. Management then acts like they dont know the deal and blame you. Very common.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great Training for your next job!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Collingswood, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Collingswood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training is fantastic. I've watched 15-20 people get jobs outside the company because Grainger's training is thought of hightly. You get a car and bene's from day one. Free gas and insurance. After a few days you can quickly figure out how to beat the system.

    Cons

    They pay is horrible. The company refuses to promote from with in. I worked with a guy who was with the company for nearly 10 years. They told him that he was "unqualified" to be an account manager (next level up). Unless your a chick it's next to impossible to get promoted. The MTS's hound you to death with constant e-mails and nonsense. The MTS's are glad-handed yesmen who really don't know how to sell and badger your customers when you have ride-a-longs (which are ALL the time). There are idiotic meetings that are held 50 miles from everyone..and they're every 2 weeks. The goals are impossible to hit unless your territory is in the middle of rural PA or some where like it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people that deserve it and promote from your own team. You're losing way TOO many qualified employees to the competition.

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