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Grainger Reviews

Updated Dec 20, 2019

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Grainger Chief Executive Officer  DG Macpherson
DG Macpherson
436 Ratings
  1. "GAM"

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    Current Employee - Government Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Too many changes to internal processes

    Grainger2018-08-13
  2. "Overall great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and profit sharing

    Cons

    Politics and corporate mindset over experience and talent at times

    Grainger2018-08-21
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Not the Grainger it once was....."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including health insurance, Commission and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Grainger, in the past felt their best asset was their people. Over the past 5 years they have reduced head count, raised medical benefit premiums, reduced the Vehicle compensation and expenses accounts. To a potential new employee, consider the offer that is in front of you and adjust for a 5-10% reduction in overall benefits/compensation each year.

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    Grainger2018-05-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "TSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Company car, great training, great benefits.

    Cons

    No cons great company to work for

    Grainger2018-05-18
  5. "Mgr"

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    Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grainger for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Had great benefits , profit sharing was the best. Many long tenured employees could retire with 6-7 figure funds and never had to put a penny in the fund !

    Cons

    Out sourcing jobs , branch closings, benefits reduced.

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    Grainger2018-05-17
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great start to career, but the luster has diminished..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly talented people and a complex business that can offer a lot of opportunity and experience. It was a great start early in my career and learned a lot to help me develop. The benefits are great despite recent reductions and the individual contributor population is awesome.

    Cons

    Leadership is definitely lacking - they don't cherish hard work, but instead who you know and the politics that go with it. Only certain people continue to move and the people in leadership at the mid-level are awful. Career advancement is almost impossible despite scoring high on reviews and in ratings. Development feedback is good, but sometimes it is the only thing you get with little praise or thank you on the big wins. There are too many reorgs as they have no clue what direction to go in and turnover is high. Tenured folks are under appreciated which is a shame as that was a staple in the business years ago.

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    Grainger2018-04-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work flex policy

    Cons

    Constant restructuring without giving enough time to see if changes channel results

    Grainger2018-04-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "TSR"

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    Former Employee - TSR in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice schedule, great brand recognition

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Overpriced merchandise, compete against own company(online)

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    Grainger2018-03-23
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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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 more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome hours, and Grainger wants you to succeed and tries to set you up for success.

    Cons

    nothing i can really think of.

    Grainger2018-02-19
  10. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits Decent pay etc

    Cons

    Work/Family Balance is not good

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    Grainger2018-02-24
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