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"Working as a TSR for W.W. Grainger, Inc."

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Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

One of the best training programs in sales, great experience, wonderful benefits (apart from salary), and excellent corporate culture.

Cons

Salary is pretty low, no real short-term compensatory benefits, and salary is non-negotiable. Company gears its payout to its employees towards the future and only benefits employees who spend their careers there. Not much room for advancement, moving up is almost too hard and happens very slowly.

Advice to Management

Give your employees raises and turnover rates will decrease. Also, make income adjustments for those living in high cost areas (there is no adjustment and salary is not negotiable).

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience, great benefits, changing culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first started the company and people were great to work with. There was a lot of comradery and working together as a team. The benefits are very good and get much better the longer you are there.

    Cons

    The culture is changing and becoming much more political. A lot of layoffs are causing people to watch their own backs. The product management team gets a lot of perks while the marketing team does not (almost like they are in different companies). It is difficult to be promoted, unless you are politically savvy.

    Advice to Management

    Becoming cut throat to get ahead is taking its toll and forcing people to look out for their own best interests. This culture shift is not good for the long run.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Big Disappointment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Put Away Associate in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Inbound Put Away Associate in Fountain Inn, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady 40 hrs work week.

    Cons

    Work you to death. No growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking out for yourselves and back up your employees at days and nights. Stop blowing smoke up people butts. Stop the hot air about how great your company is.

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