W.W. Grainger - Overall, a great company that treats employees well | Glassdoor
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"Overall, a great company that treats employees well"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Lake Forest, IL
Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Lake Forest, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great Benefits:
- Company car and iPhone for outside sales reps, gas included
- Good compensation, uncapped commission
- Profit sharing
- medical/dental coverage
- 2-3 weeks vacation/yr
- Training is outstanding - Company spends millions/yr on high performance selling
Advancement opportunity:
- Promote from within
- Ability to change career paths within; moving from one department to another
Management:
- Listens to employees and makes adjustments accordingly
- Good talent, young but qualified
Good workplace environment

Cons

Company treats you well so the expectation is that you work for it, not really a con but found myself working long hours
-Sales: company cars were monitored via telematics - manager has ability to see start/stop times, how long you are with a customer, GPS coordinates - again not really a con as long as you are doing what you are suppose to
- Sales - be ready to deal with pricing objections - not the cheapest guys in town and not afraid to admit it - selling overall value

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate pricing structure!
Competition is catching up to the services offered while keeping their prices reasonable. This is the biggest complaint by customers and internally as sellers.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits are generous. Leadership is admirable. I've worked at a few large companies

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that there seems to be a constant assessment of job positions and value. This can be looked at as a good thing too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Loves to play favorites"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent profit sharing and stock options and salary

    Cons

    If you don't go out drinking with management be prepared to to never get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little more control over the branch managers so as promotions are based more on actual work done vs. who gets friendly.

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