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Grainger Employee Reviews about "profit sharing"

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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Grainger CEO DG Macpherson
DG Macpherson
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  • "Poor work-life balance for top-performers(in 86 reviews)

  • "Just a waste of everybody's time just to fill reports to make upper management feel good about themselves(in 65 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"

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    Current Employee - OnSite Services Representative & Former FAR in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can go anywhere you want to go within the company. There are no boundaries. They are very work-life balance oriented. If you don't feel comfortable in your current position, they will help you find the right fit within the company. Pay is based on performance and experience, and is in my opinion at the top of the scale for most positions. Benefits and 401K/Profit Sharing are fantastic. Higher "elite" management... such as Deb Oler and DG McPherson are good people who truly care about the employees of their company. They will sit down and have lunch with anyone and talk like you're old buddies. They do not act like they are above you. Overall an excellent place to work as long as you are doing your part.

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    Cons

    It did take a couple of years of some big organizational and pricing changes to get where they are now, which caused some to lose faith, but they are at the top of the MRO game because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Grainger2019-04-08
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Administrator in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grainger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    General work life balance, profit sharing and benefits, contributions, etc. Great involvement with community affairs

    Cons

    IT Sr. leadership waffles with vision and direction. typical "flavor of the week" processes. IT Sr leadership will protect buddies. Buddies get promoted into MGMT positions beyond their abilities. Too much action is taken without thorough analysis on the details of a problem\initiative.

    Advice to Management

    actively run thorough analysis on people leaders. how are some perennial high achievers reviewed as poor performers in such a short time within a management change?

    Grainger2019-10-17
  3. "Drive, Sell, Make Money"

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    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
  4. Helpful (5)

    "poor middle management"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package and profit sharing

    Cons

    If you lose revenue due to a contractual change or whatever reason it's your fault. You have to make up revenue elsewhere within your territory. Then they use this problem to make your life difficult so you leave the firm then they bring up Field Area Rep and pay them $20K less than you to do the same job.

    Advice to Management

    Customers always look at Grainger as a revolving door of personnel so they lose faith in the firm. work harder to maintain continuity in your people and look at the person not the dollars associated with that person. Look at DSM's for failures in sales not the AM's.

    Grainger2019-09-19
  5. "Great Environment & Plenty of Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Development Program 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 range of benefits, fantastic profit sharing, good work/life balance, leaders who care about professional development and growth, and plenty of opportunity to be part of high-value/high-impact work. Grainger has transformed significantly over the last 5 years, and there's a buzz of competitive energy that drives people to innovate and succeed. Really great place for people who like variety in their work!

    Cons

    With the transformations taking place, leadership changes are fairly common. It's not a great environment for folks who require lots of direction and guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on adopting and innovating with technology. Team members are the key to Grainger's success; appropriately invest in top performers and develop them further through stretch assignments. Continue working to connect teams, break down silos, create easy-to-use resources, and streamline processes.

    Grainger2019-08-28
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    autonomy, flexibility, profit sharing, PTO

    Cons

    high sales goals, too many processes

    Grainger2019-06-20
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be a great company to Wouk for"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing , good benefits ,

    Cons

    Major changes in the past 5 years , low morale , dishonest management, heavy smoke an d mirrors.

    Grainger2019-06-25
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Strange Pay Program"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The medical benefits are superb and the profit sharing is fantastic if you can live on those two thing.

    Cons

    The commission structure is not explained to you when you begin. If you overachieve one half you get paid commissions! Then your quota goes up 20 - 30%. If you don't hit goal you have to give the commissions back you were paid before! They call it "over payment." Grainger got paid but you have to "give it back"

    Advice to Management

    Fix your pay program. Get out from in front of the cameras and get on the street to see what's happening!

    Grainger2019-06-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grainger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great flexibility, benefits, pay, profit sharing

    Cons

    Goal increases are all over the place, success one year barely making it next

    Advice to Management

    adjust goals accordingly

    Grainger2019-05-13
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Acts like a call center"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and profit sharing. If you get a good team then that is a plus. If you get a good book of business you have the potential to make good money.

    Cons

    If you don't hit metrics you will be fired. You're stuck with whatever book if business they give you, even if it sucks. They don't help you much after training. They raise the goals to where it is impossible to hit. The management is awful. There is absolutely no chance you will move up to a different position in less than 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about how your team is performing. Pay attention to those who need additional support. Be a leader and quit hiding in the building so your team doesn't ask you questions.

    Grainger2019-06-03
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