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"Just another large corporation"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Good Compensation. Nice work - life balance

Cons

Like most corporations, they talk a good game about caring about their employees, but in the end you are still just a number to them.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with awesome opportunities!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    This company is filled with the best in the industry. Through hard work and networking there are unlimited opportunities. The compensation with PST is unbeatable.

    Cons

    Without cross function experience it can be hard to handle the work load. There are many resources and you must be able to navigate them. Your manager can make the work difficult sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing! Be aggressive!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Unsettling; in a time of rough "times" the company chose to shift many jobs to their overseas business unit."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and one of the best retirement funds through their company sponsored profit sharing trust. The employees do not contribute any money into their retirement, the company provides a % of earnings for each employee.

    Cons

    The company's loyalty has shifted from being a company that cared about their people to a company that cares more about their profits. They have been cutting jobs, shifting roles to Panama and other overseas entities and expecting more from less head count as well as expecting high profits. There is no more company loyalty from the company or its people. Very sad because Grainger use to be a company people would begin and end their careers with 35+ years; now, most people leave within 5.

    Advice to Management

    Live by the Grainger values that you so much talk about. Bring back the Fun, Agility, Empowerment, Team Building so you can retain the best people in the industry.

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