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Grainger Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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3.4
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76%
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Grainger CEO DG Macpherson
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392 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing benefits that include profit sharing of up to 18%(in 344 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and opportunities for advancement(in 207 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work / Life balance is a tremendous challenge(in 87 reviews)

  • "Just a waste of everybody's time just to fill reports to make upper management feel good about themselves(in 64 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (21)

    "GREAT PEOPLE WORK HERE!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company filled with solid solutions minded people! Company culture is geared toward work life balance and overall compensation package is great especially if you're a high performer.

    Cons

    Lots of change in company over the past few years.

    Grainger2018-12-23
  2. "Employee focused"

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A company you can make a career out of.

    Cons

    being field based makes it difficult to advance career

    Grainger2019-07-09
  3. "Field Sales Rep - Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative 
    Recommends

    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great technology, mgmt shares information with you

    Cons

    If you don't like sales and being micro-mgmt - than this job is not for you... If you know your job and manage your territory you will be fine. Goals can be too high and mgmt will not decrease it...

    Grainger2019-09-18
  4. "Still a good place to work overall"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Management is very visible and communication is outstanding Compensation generally competitive and benefits are good

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to advance into senior management (above director) as most open positions are being filled by either supply chain management or outside hires

    Grainger2019-09-13
  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, great benefits, lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    High turnover, customers mostly see company products as expensive

    Grainger2019-09-12
  6. "Strong willed only apply"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Solid career and financial opportunity

    Cons

    Aggressive market conditions can leave some in the dust

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    Grainger2019-09-12
  7. "It is a pretty good job."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Grainger part-time

    Pros

    Pay Attitude of employees Customer base

    Cons

    You’ll have to work around some dangerous chemicals.

    Grainger2019-09-11
  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - CC Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Development, investment in all employees

    Cons

    Team sizes, large span of control

    Grainger2019-09-05
  9. "Great company to work work for and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Keepstock Support Specialist 

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    If you are in the city the commute can be lengthy

    Grainger2019-09-04
  10. "grainger"

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    Current Employee - Field Account Representative in Jackson, MS
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, good training structure

    Cons

    commision structure isnt good, bad mgmt

    Grainger2019-09-03
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