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W.W. Grainger Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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W.W. Grainger Chief Executive Officer DG Macpherson
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Pros
  • Hardworking individuals who understand work / life balance (in 112 reviews)

  • good profit sharing and bonus plan (in 296 reviews)

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  1. "Contact Center Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    old-school thinking is impacting the organization's ability to change


  2. "You're Fired"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in North Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in North Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Transportation and cell phone

    Cons

    Micromanagement within note taking processes. Data mining would be a correct term to describe this position.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for sales versus schematics.

  3. "Don't Expect Much"

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    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Bordentown, NJ
    Former Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Bordentown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at W.W. Grainger (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money was good for the work.

    Cons

    No opportunity for minority advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire with more diversity.


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development and Growth opportunities are limitless

    Cons

    Top heavy management and many departments


  5. "Healthcare Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Provide a wide range of products and services

    Cons

    Difficult to work through internal processes to create customer specific programs

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with large, enterprise customers to develop relevant programs


  6. "Nice people--ho hum kind of environment"

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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

    Pros

    Profit sharing definitely at the top of the list; beautiful campus; nice people; benefits are very good; driven to help you achieve your next career move

    Cons

    Work environment is extremely sterile; most areas require you to sit with people at an unfiltered table, zero privacy; kind of a cheap company when it comes to being generous and with purchasing solutions; punch-in/punch-out mentality is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back cubicles. This place makes it easy to get sick very quickly; try and come to 2017 and the future. Allow people to dress casual; purchase tools which can be manually cost effective in the long run. Make the place a little more fun and sociable. It feels like a library.


  7. "Territory Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Associate in Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Associate in Lincolnshire, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Culture, Leave work at the office, great benefits

    Cons

    Bad pay, management turnover, company turnover

    Advice to Management

    When turnover is high; if felt like managers were trying to keep their tenured employees around so that some knew what they were doing rather than helping them get promoted. Because of this a lot of good talent walked away due to not getting the career opportunities towards advancement that they deserved

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK if you don't mind never being promoted..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Inventory Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Inventory Management in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the market.

    Cons

    Can't get any recognition for achievements unless you are directly in the view of management.

    Advice to Management

    Take time each week to meet with ALL of your people in ALL of your branch locations. Find out what they are doing and if they deserve a promotion. Find out if they even like what they are doing.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great Benefits, you learn alot

    Cons

    Lack of knowledge; must learn as you go along


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain & Brand
    Current Employee - Supply Chain & Brand
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at W.W. Grainger full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None at all run away

    Cons

    Nepotism nepotism nepotism. Bring in your millennials and we'll make them directors, or Sr. Managers. Brown nosing goes a long way. And the dumber you are the better!!!

    Advice to Management

    None they're all drinking the Kool aid


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