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Updated Jan 2, 2020

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3.4
62%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Grainger Chief Executive Officer  DG Macpherson
DG Macpherson
45 Ratings
  1. "Drive, Sell, Make Money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shoemobile Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is salary plus commission easy 65-80k Equipment is top notch Manager always has my best interest as a priority Minimal Supervision Excellent benefits day 1 Great profit sharing

    Cons

    This division works around the customer. Not always M-F (but we get weekend pay)

    Advice to Management

    We really need to begin acting like a trucking company within Grainger. We need to hire drivers with experience. Look for drivers from the large soda and beer company’s, they have customer service and driving experience!

    Grainger2019-09-23
  2. "Strong Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Benefits,Pay , Infrastructure and Facilities

    Cons

    Good companies normally have long tenured Employees. Not all are deserving.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for part time and seasonal help to ease the burden on the Full Time Employees

    Grainger2020-01-02
  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay for position and benefits. Weekends off..

    Cons

    Hard to move up from this role into another role at Grainger

    Advice to Management

    Create ways to grow internal growth from Sales Associate position.

    Grainger2019-10-22
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Grainger has raised micromanagement to an art form."

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, manageable territory, company asks for feedback.

    Cons

    Low salary, high sales objective, Salesforce software rules your life. Everything is documented and tracked. Feels like Sales kindergarten.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people more than your technology.

    Grainger2019-10-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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
  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

    Advice to Management

    Performance excellence goes beyond R.O.I. and stock results

    Grainger2019-09-12
  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  8. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, competitive commission, great company values, community outreach.

    Cons

    None as far as I know.

    Grainger2019-08-14
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bad"

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    Inside Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grainger

    Pros

    None at all call center

    Cons

    Everything they treat employees terrible

    Grainger2019-08-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay, no growth"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Compensation Peers Competition Day shift with Monday through Friday schedule

    Cons

    Office politics weigh much heavier than results.

    Grainger2019-07-24
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