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Grainger Reviews

Updated Dec 20, 2019

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3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Grainger Chief Executive Officer  DG Macpherson
DG Macpherson
438 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, upward mobility, work life balance is the best I have ever had.

    Cons

    Large company and can be difficult to network

    Advice to Management

    None

    Grainger2019-06-27
  2. "Not a bad company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Really great people

    Cons

    Work until day made it hard to have a life with your family.

    Grainger2019-06-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Pie Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great great people to work with workload can be a heavy sometimes but normally it spread out evenly

    Cons

    Depending on what shift you want very minimal room for advancement almost no turn over so spots that open up are rare

    Grainger2019-05-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Organizational silos and long processes

    Grainger2019-04-19
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Turn-Over Very High"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Monday- Friday schedule

    Cons

    They don't care about building relationships with the customers, they will fire you in a heart beat, as they have training classes on standby. The work environment very militant, you come in put your head set and have to meet your dials and minutes as they pull you off the phones consistently for meeting but do not adjust the metrics. You will get written up if minutes and dials are not met. No flexibility at all, if you get in a car accident or have a flat tire, that will be an occurrence, that is Graingers "NO FAULT" policy. The goals they give you cannot be justified or shown to you as why you must hot that very high number. There is no way to track where you are with this goal either. Your ability to hit a goal is based on the type of accounts you get and the season for that particular company, some are good some never stand a chance. They will tell you otherwise. This is not a place to build a futre because I have seen them fire good workers left and right for the dumbest reasons, this company has no heart for their employees. Find another place to work. You will be miserable, oh and your customers laugh when you try to INTRO call them because chances are that customer has gotten that call from someone like you many times in less than 2 years. Also you have to compete with ZORO, Grainger's other company who is under priced so customers go there instead of you, therefore making it harder to reach that goal! Your WELCOME!

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to point fingers at other on the team, by saying, others on the team have said because your teams talk to one another and show the levels of occurrences they truly are on regardless of what management states.

    Grainger2019-04-29
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Receiving in Macedonia, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Manager will listen to word of mouth No cameras Boarder Line harassment while working

    Advice to Management

    Get cameras and clocks And don’t harasse people without prof of them being a problem. It makes it a hostel environment. With all the maditory overtime it makes everyone on edge

    Grainger2019-03-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Management is the worst I’ve seen it ever very pick and choose who they like"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Associate in Minooka, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits pto medical profit sharing

    Cons

    Management and long nights, they say you can move up which you can but you always felt like just a number

    Advice to Management

    Make a complete 360

    Grainger2019-02-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, profit sharing plan.

    Cons

    Lack of communication within the region

    Grainger2019-01-29
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Non at this time

    Advice to Management

    Na

    Grainger2019-01-27
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Field Account Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, and leadership.

    Cons

    None available at this time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do a great job and developing your employees!

    Grainger2019-01-02
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