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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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  1. "Shoemobile Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Shoemobile Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Shoemobile Sales Representative in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and growth are all there. We work 5 days a week, most of us have a 150 radius territory, great commission structure, very good benefits from day one.

    Cons

    This division is growing quickly. Grainger bought a company out and is slowly merging it into 100% Grainger. With that we have had some changes, but they are for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Push the sellers to promote this program, they aren't required to submit leads, if they would we could be much busier.


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    "Outbound Distribution Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - DC Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - DC Supervisor in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay does not match requirements

    Advice to Management

    Asking too much of supervisors.

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    "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, by far the best in the industry. Positive, competitive environment, a true definition of team.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Changes (ex. business write downs, lost national contracts) beyond control are not adjusted into goals which can be difficult to achieve commission when circumstances are beyond the control of the employee. High, aggressive goals.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact of business decisions to those in the field executing upon them.


  4. "Millennial Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Product Management in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Product Management in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversified business, new leadership, evolving culture, total compensation is very competitive,and opportunity for career growth

    Cons

    Risk averse, slow-moving, unclear processes, sometimes reluctant to change and family-oriented (which is good and bad)


  5. "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, Good People and process is very well streamlined.

    Cons

    Can improve on using latest technologies.


  6. "Good Work Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Need to be more aggressive on adapting latest tools and technologies available in market.


  7. "Frequent Reorgs, But Going in Right Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Smart team members (mostly)
    Strong bonuses and profit sharing
    Turning corner with latest strategies

    Cons

    Leadership reorgs annually with huge political game up top that impacts everyone
    Full value of profit sharing does not hit for first years
    Some team members are too comfortable and have low work standards
    So-so salaries

    Advice to Management

    Decide what is best for the company and stick to it. Leader changes have a ripple affect on all.

  8. "Great so far"

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    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Roanoke, TX
    Current Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Roanoke, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Grainger invest s a lot in its staff and tools to get the job done. Management team is very solid and well structured. Great tools to help advance your own career if you choose to use them. Lots of promotional opportunities with the many DCs.

    Cons

    Roanoke DC is relatively small for the volume and need to work on investing more time in training. Overtime nearly every day. 50+ hour weeks normal.

    Advice to Management

    Expand, hire more quality associates, and guarantee training time. Identify poor performers and replace them.


  9. "OSSC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    The company has good benefits.

    Cons

    The company feels like it's going backwards.


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great at developing top talent; lots of opportunity for exposure to leaxership.

    Cons

    Overly metrics-driven. ..........................

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Careful so top talent doesn't feel like they have no space to be creative.


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