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"Great Development Opportunity"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Grainger is a great place to work. Great benefits. They utilize IT as a strategic weapon to imbed themselves with their customers. They will invest in you if you show the appetite and willingness to learn.

Cons

Some leadership ego's are a little overboard, where they struggle if they are not the smartest person in the room. There is a passive aggressive conservative undertone that makes driving change difficult in the organization.

Advice to Management

Recognize what your customers truly value and invest soundly there. Don't spread the wealth and make 100 projects important, for you will not complete anything.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great profit sharing, average salaries. Fair training and great customers.

    Cons

    Sales leadership out of touch. Targets are unachievable, Pushing out tenured folks to replace with younger, less expensive and experienced ones who will leave after 12 months. The customer pays the price.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and talk with the customers. Quit selling from the Board Room. Watch out for short term Mgr's just trying to make a name for themselves to move up. They are doing a lot of damage to your field based employees. You can see that with your retention problem.


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great stock options.
    good retirement

    Cons

    If you like to suck up and work harder than people who get paid more and don't mind being a corporate puppet, then this is the place for you.
    Nepotism is very obvioius. Call center in lincolshire, not conducive to healthy work environment. Management unresponsive to complaints. Childish and abusive enviroment.
    HR is all powerfull entity with no checks and balances.

    Advice to Management

    Its not enough to say eployee safety and well being is important. Please train management to be very responsive to complaints. Long time management seem to be to comfortable n there positions. also management to busy to care about lower level employees.
    implement checks and balances for your HR people.

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