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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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    • 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. "Great Company- EXCEPT for Territory Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Training
    Decent benefits
    Friendly teammates
    Not afraid of technology

    Cons

    Performance expectations vary WIDELY from one sales team to another and one region to another.
    So many people go on "Performance Improvement Plans" for trivial things.
    Managers are penalized for not retaining everyone which is not realistic (especially when they have to put people on PIPs)
    Unlike in the rest of Grainger, you only have one manager and that one individual can make or break your career at Grainger. Lots of favoritism is shown to specific people.
    You get more kudos for being a good little team member than you do for exceeding your sales goals. Long term- this is not a good strategy for a sales team and it's discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Directors should be more involved with Territory Managers to find out what is really going on.
    Area Sales Managers should be more involved with Territory Sales Reps.
    All managers and directors should be sure that every employee is held to the same standards. No more favoritism!
    Start really recognizing people that are hitting/exceeding their goals month after month.

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