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"Competetive benefits, hourly pay, lots of micromanagement"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great pay for hourly workers
Great benefits
Some great managers
40 hour workweeks

Cons

Micromanagement at the middle-management level
Always adhering to the LEAN principle, always trying to do more with less
Silly "motivational" meetings every morning
Very hard to make upward or lateral moves in the company
Not-so-up-to-date proprietary sales technology

Advice to Management

Drop the micromanagement and the LEAN stuff, the company & the system flat-out work and has worked for one hundred-something years. other than that. great company to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. "Rewarding but could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job security, good benefits, competitive wages, tuition reimbursement. Grainger has a healthy approach about helping you further your education and have very generous profit sharing. It was recently named as one of the top 100 to work for in the US because they make a conscious effort to be flexible with employees.

    Cons

    difficult to advance career, it can be very political if you don't know people who will support you and help you move in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    promote from within more


  2. "Work hard, and make decent money. Work a little harder, and make lots of money."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Industrial Distributor out there.
    Customer Loyalty.
    Competitive Pay.

    Cons

    difficult to communicate between functional areas
    confusing goal setting process

    Advice to Management

    They need to understand that our customers do not always see the differences between us and our competitors as distinctly as we do.

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