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"Great company to intern at. Grainger provides training and access to senior level management to their interns."

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Former Intern - Supply Chain Management Intern in Lake Forest, IL
Former Intern - Supply Chain Management Intern in Lake Forest, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at W.W. Grainger as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The internship program offers interns the opportunity to work on projects that help improve Grainger.

Cons

In general the company has many mobility opportunities but it seems to be contingent on department. Some departments are easier to move to and from then others.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. "Grainger is a great place to work if you are under the right management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SENIOR DIRECTORY ENGINEER in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - SENIOR DIRECTORY ENGINEER in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit Sharing, wonderful campus and they use state of the art systems.

    They have a solid business plan

    Cons

    Started to send jobs to India from the IT department.

    Management in some positions are not very strong

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that the managers you hire for positions know how to work well with employees underneath them.


  2. 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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