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"Great company!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Healthy, supportive workplace. Leaders really value their employees. Great benefits package and competitive pay.

Cons

Promotions are usually based on soft skills (leadership) so simply being effective as your role will not get you promoted by itself.

Advice to Management

Value 'hard skills' and individual contribution beyond just a person's job title. Too often I see great employees in the same pay grade as mediocre employees. I would like to see a difference in pay scale, not simply a difference in raises. An exemplary employee who has been with the company for 2-3 years should not be paid less than a poor performing employee who has been with Grainger for 10 years.

Other Employee Reviews for W.W. Grainger

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    "GREAT PROFIT SHARING PLAN! DECENT PAY HOWEVER THERE WAS ISSUES."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Janesville, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top Profit Sharing plan in the Country. Great people to work with. Work life balance was very good.
    Good place to work but you will learn as time goes on what is going on behind the scenes.

    Cons

    Hmm where do I start? when you have the best Grainger warehouse based on their "Championship" results for 2 of the 3 years you would think they would keep the warehouse open? Was Lake Forest Jealous of Janesville? Were they not prepared to take on the ideas of many great people there? Who knows.
    When decisions need to be made it should not take 7 people to get an answer. When you promote people with only being in the current position for not even 6 months that is just crazy. Nobody was ever established in a position long enough to form a good resource to. Also when you have tenured employees that are seeking opportunities to grow and retire with the company maybe you should give them a shot vs not getting the other job because the department manager that has only been with the company for a few months decides to hire someone she used to work with an her previous company? When many people lost their jobs they wanted to move in other areas of the company but it never happened. I feel as a tenured employee with many years of service that was well respected by my peers got blackballed. When it comes to getting promoted or applying for other positions in the company most of the time it seems the decision has already been made so what was the use of being interviewed multiple times? Pay was good but Janesville was treated as a "economically afffected" area so they didn't pay the range that should have been paid. They waste a lot of money on stuff that should not be wasted on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people that should not be promoted. Put people in the positions that will benefit the company and employees. Get rid of the clicks and good old boys BS. Even though recognition has steadily gotten better there is still room for improvement. Decisions such as moving the "help center" to a different country didn't help either. I believe that bit you guys in the butt a bit.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Clueless Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot or old timers in IT who know the business in and out.
    Friendly environment.
    Flexible schedule
    Great Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Present situation is chaotic at best.
    Clueless upper management
    No value for seasoned employees.
    NEW management too busy laying older employees at any expense and hiring expensive contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together or get out. You have failed us through out this year.

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