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"A blessing..... Understanding the value and investing your greatest work."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You will be challenged...You will be tested.....If you are someone like me who thrives in this environment, you will be rewarded. If you are able to see the bigger picture, to understand that no other fortune 500 company is # 1 in their industry while only capturing less than 7% of a 100+ billion dollar market, if you come to work with positivity and pure dedication to building a brighter future...You can make your life goals come true. Great leaders, great people, great culture.

Cons

Yes, large companies have political issues...there will always be people in leadership who are not great leaders. There will always be peers who advance without proving themselves because they are better at dancing the dance ...Wake up! This is life.... if you sit there and complain, are too proud to make changes, or too full of pride you are selling yoursefl short.....That is your fault and no one elses. This is your life....you can make a amazing future for yourself here if you can adapt to change and push yourself each day and love a challenge

Advice to Management

Internal advancement/hiring needs more focus. Especially the TSR to AM.....Provide more visibility for employees to visualize their future...planning a destination is so important. Keep in mind that high-performance over a period of 2-3 years should be the standard before consideration for advancement... There should be no restrictions on active pursuit of advancement at that point....only support.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (1)

    "wasted 6 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great local teams! I have built lasting friendships that will stay after I am gone. Opportunities to advance if you are willing to network and work hard!

    Cons

    Sales leadership and commission/goal setting model is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Review current DSM/RSVP roles to be more supportive of AM's. Simplify the goal setting process, no input from AM's who OWN the cutomer relationship and are most effected bythe goals are not included in the discussion.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company with some warts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are very competitive, and opportunities for growth are good if you're part of the "in" crowd.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive behavior prevails in middle management. Senior management is often disconnected from its internal operations and the reality of the competitive landscape. Large infrastructure, ingrained unproductive processes, and high aversion to risk results in slow reactions to business climate changes. Opportunities to cement its leadership position are often missed due to the organization's dysfunctional nature.

    Advice to Management

    Keep closer tabs on your middle management's actions as they relate to the company's espoused values and ethics.

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